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The next forum will be Thursday,  February 26, 2015,

The City Manager’s Forum: Introducing The New City Manager Harry Black


 Since 1924, Cincinnati City Government has operated under a Council/Manager system.  Mayor Cranley, with the approval of Council, recently appointed a new City Manager who took office in September. At the next Community Issues Forum, City Manager Harry Black will discuss his views on the challenges confronting City Government in 2015 and beyond. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 26th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

 

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Whither Political Reform In Ohio?A Review Of The New Redistricting Proposal

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L-R, Bill Woods, Catherine Turcer, Justin Jeffre

Common Cause Ohio joined partner organizations in Cincinnati to review the details of  Issue 1, a referendum that would reduce partisanship while increasing fairness and transparency in redistricting of the Ohio General Assembly districts. Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio policy analyst, described for the audience Ohio’s gerrymandering problem. She highlighted how legislators drew current districts behind closed doors in a hotel room referred to as “the bunker” and how one legislator successfully obtained the inclusion of a major donor in his district.  Read More 

Click here for redistricting powerpoint presentation.

Ballot Issue 1 

 

 

Issues Confronting Cincinnati City Government In 2015: Vice Mayor David Mann Reflects On The City’s Priorities .

Part II  Video  What are the important issues confronting City Council in 2015 and beyond? At the first Forum of 2015, David Mann, Cincinnati’s Vice Mayor, will address this question as well as assessing how he sees government’s role in future developments and plans for the city. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday January 22nd, 2015Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. D

 

The Economic Inequality Series Finale -Where Do We Go From Here?



The Forum series focusing on “Economic Inequality” concludes with a panel discussion of the question: “Where do we go from here?” After attendees this fall have heard about various aspects of this complex topic, the wrap up panel will suggest some long and short term steps for bringing about a more equitable economic environment in this country. The panelists include Brennan Grayson, Legal Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Kristen Barker, Director of the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, and Col Owens, Senior Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 11th, 2014 Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street

 

The Economic Inequality Series Continues -Issues Confronting Women In The Work Force

Thursday November 20, 2014, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street


 The fall series focusing on “Economic Inequality” continues with a presentation on issues confronting women in the work force. At the next Community Issues Forum, Vanessa Freytag, Executive Director, The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Pat Youngblood, Lead Organizer for the Caregiver Circle Project, a project for working women sponsored by the Center For Community Change, the Contact Center, and the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, will discuss some of the obstacles facing women as well as current efforts to create more equitable work environments. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 20th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

The Economic Inequality Series Continues – “The New Jim Crow”

The fall series focusing on “Economic Inequality” continues with a presentation on “the New Jim Crow.” The term, “the New Jim Crow,” describes the very large number of African American men who are currently incarcerated in this country. At the next Community Issues Forum, Stephen Johnson Grove, Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, will discuss the New Jim Crow and how it insures economic inequality for a growing number of African American males. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 6th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Candidates For The Ohio General Assembly To Confront Tough Questions About Service And Program Priorities and The Next State Budget

What’s at stake on November 4th when all the members of the Ohio House and many State Senators will be elected? At the next Community Issues Forum, several local candidates for the Ohio General Assembly will be asked tough questions about what they consider to be program and service priorities in the next budget. Participants will include Cecil Thomas and Charlie Winburn, candidates for the Ohio Senate, and Rep. Denise Driehaus, Mary Yeager, Micah Kamrass, and John Dever (invited), candidates for the Ohio House. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday October 23rd, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. (This Forum is co-sponsored by One Ohio Now.)

 

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