May 9, 2017

Politics Extra, Handout Accountability

Cincinnati Enquirer, January 14th, 2017 City Councilwoman Amy Murray last week made a smart good-government and political move by introducing an ordinance mandating tougher transparency rules for nonprofit organizations that receive city money. Council passed the ordinance, which allows the city to take a closer look at the boards and budgets of the non-profits. It also requires nonprofits to live up to …

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May 9, 2017

Poll: What council says about sanctuary city status

Cincinnati Enquirer, January 31st, 2017 Do you think Cincinnati should be a sanctuary city? No Why? “Cincinnati has always been – and should always be– a welcoming city to legal immigrants. However, I have concerns about not complying with federal law when a potential consequence is losing much needed federal funding for our city.”

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May 9, 2017

Learnings from my 52-neighborhood tour

Cincinnati Enquirer, December 18th, 2016 All government is local, and in Cincinnati, it’s right here in your own backyard. Often, the most responsive government is local government. It really is easy to get involved and have a voice. All you have to do is attend or join your neighborhood community council (NCC). Most of our 52 distinct and diverse neighborhoods …

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May 9, 2017

Budget deficit is more than numbers on a spreadsheet

Cincinnati Enquirer, March 26th, 2017 I joined Cincinnati City Council in 2013 with a clear vision of who I wanted to be as a council member. With my experience in the private sector with Procter & Gamble, I wanted to be an elected official who would be willing to speak on behalf of values that should be important to all …

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