According to CityBeat.com, Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. blamed a loss of $22.2 million in revenues in the City’s 2013 budget on Kasich’s local government cuts. Policy Matters estimates the City lost $40.7 million in state funding in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
The city had planned to fill the hole by privatizing city parking, but a judge ruled today that the plan would need to be delayed so a referendum could be put on the ballot.
Other plans have been proposed, including raising taxes and fees on services. The budget needs to go into effect on July 1st.
Without a solution, Dohoney recently told City Beat that 344 city employees could lose their jobs – “including 80 firefighter and 189 police positions.” Today, according to City Beat reporter German Lopez, the plan will take effect immediately:
Karen Kasler recently asked Kasich about the impact of his local government cuts on cities and how it would force them to raise taxes. Kasich’s response: “I don’t know what you mean by that? What does that mean?”
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