( Cincinnati ) A 5-4 vote has been cast by Cincinnati City Council members to lease out parking operations to the Port Authority for a lump sum of $92 million and $3 million a year after that.
It's been a hot topic in the city for weeks, with downtown business owners concerned about losing business because of higher parking rates.
Councilmember Laure Quinlivan had been a holdout, saying she had some concerns about "right sizing" the police and fire departments, but she ultimately voted "yes." Chris Seelbach, PG Sittenfeld, Charlie Winburn, and Chris Smitherman voted "no."
There's been talk from opponents, like mayoral candidate John Cranley, about getting an injunction from the courts.