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Thursday, March 06, 2008

City Manager: I Found $800,000

In a memo to the mayor and city council members, City Manager Milton Dohoney outlines the funds from which he has collected the $800,000 needed to study the next step in the streetcar project - the route to Uptown. The study's necessary before moving on to asking for money to fund the project.

The monies are "no longer needed for their original intended purposes," the memo says, and will be earmarked for the new Uptown Streetcar Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Assessment Study. The list was developed, it says, after discussions with and suggestions from representatives from affected departments. Some of the funds are leftover from previous years, as far back as 2002.

Some of the amounts are small, like 40 cents from something called the "Comm/Ind. Revolving Loan Fund" and $102.42 from Defibrillator Replacement 2005. The biggest amount: $213,378.91 from the street improvement bond fund for Columbia Parkway, Celestial to Bains.

Read the whole list, plus the city's total list of capital projects, here.


27 Comments:

at 4:05 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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BULL 'schmidt' !

If he found $800,000 dollars then use the money to repair roads leading into the gate-way communities, PERIOD !

This study is a waste of tax-payers funds, PERIOD !

H*LL $800,000 would probably put a symbolic, one car, working route on the river front for tourist attraction and generate some funds for the community !

This thing has been studied to DEATH !

$800,000 would build a nice low income appartment building !

If you build it , they will come !

PATHETIC

 
at 4:15 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

$800k could go to a lot of places IMO. A study? Who and how many are asking for this project?

 
at 4:42 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im glad the city manager, in his infinite wisdom, decided to spend this "found" money instead of saving it. Way to treat the taxpayer.

 
at 5:05 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The study is necessary to be eligible for federal funds, which will be worth much more than $800,000.

 
at 5:10 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not believe I am about to say this, but I agree with the anonymous bold italic typist on this one.

 
at 6:35 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"... Anonymous said...I can not believe I am about to say this, but I agree with the anonymous bold italic typist on this one. 5:10 PM, March 06, 2008"

It is about time you put partisanship behind and see the light !

We are Patriots first and Voters second !

" Anonymous said...The study is necessary to be eligible for federal funds, which will be worth much more than $800,000. 5:05 PM, March 06, 2008"

It is hard to believe that they don't have a study in the stack to qualify for Fed. funds !

We don't have the internal talent to conduct a study ?

If not, fire the administrator !


 
at 6:58 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what the city needs; more low income housing that will be destroyed in two years.
Streetcars are a joke too. How about some pothole repairs?

 
at 7:43 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it back to the city and quit wasting more funds on this silly streetcar idea.

 
at 8:02 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This money should be used for abandoned building demolition or to hire more police officers. Spending it on this fanciful trolly to nowhere is throwing good down the drain.

 
at 8:26 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous Bold Italic Typist said...

I also agree with the "bold anonymous italic typist"

 
at 9:47 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you just find $800,000 all of a sudden? And how is this new assistant City Manager doing who's job is to supervise the Banks and develop the neighborhoods? This must be the Democratic Party system of accounting.The same system probably used by the School Board and Freedom Center. Pathetic.

 
at 10:11 PM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

My study's conclusion: We don't need stinkin' streetcars. Now send me the $800K.

 
at 8:50 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is more of the same failed leadership from the Mallory/Dahoney team.

"Qualls in 09....now's the time"

 
at 10:18 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me save the city $400,000. I'll do the study for $400,000, and you can keep the rest.

If you insist on paying me the $800,000. OK.

 
at 10:19 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could save a lot of money from the study by getting David Pepper to do a free study through survey monkey. He likes doing that!

 
at 10:22 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the "study" costs $800,000?

And Dohoney just happened to find some money that coincidentally totalled .... let me see... $800,000?

Wow. That's serendipity.

If the survey had cost $1.2 million, I bet Dohoney would have found another $400,000.

Maybe Milton should spend ALL of his time finding new money. At this rate, the city will be in surplus before the end of the month.

 
at 10:58 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it s time for Milton to return to Kentucky (and bring his $125,000/year do nothing assistant with him).

 
at 11:04 AM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never fails. If the Cincinnati administration wants to do something they can "find" the money.

I will hold every council member who votes for this nonsense responsible. Odd that Mayor Zero's firs stand on anything is a stupid choo-choo.

 
at 12:06 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with the dude right above me.

 
at 1:05 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The OTR streetcar line is a great idea. Have it stop at every corner and abanoned building in OTR, and at the sally port of the Justice Center. That would be very conveinent for the primary users of such a line. Don't expect a bunch of money from them, though, and they may not be real careful with the upholstery...

 
at 2:23 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming soon... The Bortz/Berding motion to put the entire $800,000 into the city reserves. Sorry, streetcar people!

 
at 8:28 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jane: THANK YOU for a long-awaited post relative to the business of City Hall.

 
at 10:50 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Zero stands up for exactly that ... zero.
Guess the Mallory's don't have the embarrassment emotion?

But they have great fashion sense. Sheesh.

 
at 7:45 AM, March 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mr. Dohoney/Mallory can "find" some money to put a truck of any shape or size on my street to clear some snow.

 
at 10:03 AM, March 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qualls in 09? How 'bout let's try something new, better. We had her during some great economic years in the 90's and she blew it big time!

 
at 2:10 PM, March 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Mallory is backing ff his support for the streetcar.

Typical. Gets a little hot and Zero gets cold feet.

 
at 5:28 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the heck do they pay the council for. why can't they do the study. No, hire some out of towners to tell us what we need. Oh, found another hundred thousand to hire fake cops at City "Haul". If they are too scared to go there then don't run for office. Seems there is a lot more shootings at schools, and restaurants, etc. that "City Halls".

 
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