Trying to control social agencies in the West End
UPDATE: Mayor Mark Mallory says he wants to talk more to Chris Bortz about this before deciding whether to put it on a future agenda. He said he is concerned that such a move by council would appear to be trying to re-visit the issues the city already tried to handle in court and could, therefore, open the city up to more litigation.
This isn't on today's City Council agenda, but it passed out of economic development committee Tuesday: A resolution from Chris Bortz that would direct the city administration to "adhere to the policy that social service agencies and programming shall not be concentrated in a single geographic area and shall not locate in an area that is deemed impacted."
He writes that the West End - the location for the proposed CityLink consolidated social services center - "provides significant potential for job growth through commercial and light industrial development, thereby increasing City of Cincinnati tax revenues."
The city late last month lost its fight against CityLink when the Supreme Court of Ohio declined to hear appeals.
Read Bortz's whole resolution here.
Mayor Mark Mallory, who grew up and still lives in the West End, did not put the item on this week's agenda, but still could.