( Cincinnati ) - Hamilton County Commissioners passed a 2013 budget in November. It contained no tax increases, and a multi-million dollar deficit was filled in through more cuts in county services.
The one issue that budget plan did not decide was how to keep the public aspect of the stadiums funded for the year. Tax receipts are still lower than where they need to be, and there have been essentially two ideas for filling in that gap: raise property taxes or raise sales taxes. Commissioners have a deadline for making that decision by Wednesday.
Meantime, the 2013 budget for Cincinnati still has to be hammered out, and City Council is now considering the proposal from City Manager Milton Dohoney. Those ideas include eliminating the police mounted unit, funding for Media Bridges, and letting an outside group pay to run city parking garages and meters.