Various Items From Cincinnati City Council
As if the name of Councilwoman Laketa Cole's committee wasn't already long enough, council added parks to it Wednesday. So now it's apparently the Vibrant Neighborhoods, Recreation, Public Services and Parks Committee.
Council appointed two people to vacancies on the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission: Nseabasi Ufot and Sandra Spinner. Both of their terms continue until Jan. 31, 2011.
Councilman John Cranley, a partner in the City Lights company that's redeveloping the area of East Price Hill around Queen's Tower, said his company had nothing to do with the recent demolition of a house on Mt. Hope Avenue. The house was once owned by the Price family for whom Price Hill was named.
Council agreed to amend the city's ordinance governing the "possession or sale of wild or potentially dangerous animals" to mandate that any entertainer who uses such animals to entertain the public must be properly licensed according to requirements of the federal Animal Welfare Act. The new rule comes out of the controversy last year at the Hamilton County Fair in Carthage, where a pizza-eating bear was kicked out of the fair by officials because the weather was too hot.