The City of Cincinnati released its proposed budget for the coming year. The proposed budget affects three things:
First, it eliminates the position of the Director of OES.
Second, it eliminates funding for the Urban Agriculture Program. The Urban Ag program makes City-owned land available for community gardens and other food production, and provides mini-grants to help local growers be more successful.
Third, it eliminates funding for the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. OES uses an annual contract with GCEA to: assist and incentivize energy efficiency improvements; administer the Solarize Cincinnati program; and administer the PACE Financing program
Anyone who wants to weigh in on the City’s budget can reach the Mayor and all 9 Council members by emailing [email protected]. You can also speak at any or all of the following Budget Hearings:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
LeBlond Recreation Center
2335 Riverside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Monday, June 3, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
UC Innovation Hub
2900 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
3064 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211