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That getting so. So it’s not as big a differences arise , it looks bad on the surface , but you know at a word , it’s a rounding error in some respects when it it’s it’s it’s a real rounding error when it comes to the city’s budget and so .
Well that’s a question I’ve got. There is some sort of fund to pay when the city is soooo so does in of this , I mean it’s a big such sizable settlement here does this in fact impact the operational buddy budget that the city faces that do they now face a problem of cuts or something because of this .
I don’t think so , and it’s important , remember why this didn’t require Council’s approval. There’s a fun past and each budget each year that allows the city managed to make legal settlements , not only with disgruntled employees or or people who have had you know stuff flood into their basement from MSD , and so that’s where he took the money from , it’s in the budget , they may have to replenish it later on . I’m not sure there’s much left but , and that’s why that’s why you had no vote on the city council and actually I think a majority probably verbally told the City manager , they were okay with this . They say that because Wendell Young who was against a settlement early on told the manager . You know what I’m not for wasting people’s money and it’s clear that we’re going to do that here so I’m I’m okay with .
So in the process of negotiating this deal they they did go around and talk to people who didn’t come to a full vote , but they did talk to counsel people correct individual gave they pulled them what does all this say about the proposal on that will appear on the ballot to allow for executive sessions to deal with. To deal with issues of personnel , because one of the things that happened here is the 6 just exploded into the public and made it that much more difficult to deal with .
You know the members of council who voted for that and every single one of them did , except for vice mayor the. I will tell you this is exactly this hairy black situation is exactly why they need executive session because they need to be able to meet in private and discuss the situation and avoid the public a bloodbath that occurred so and of course the opposite side as we , you know , have people who say including supporters admittedly that our government requires and you know unparalleled amount of transparency , there’s rarely a local government that can’t go into executive session and in this case , the City of Cincinnati is not one of them himself . It’s one of the there’ll be another words . No , the way to put it . It’s one of the few . It’s one of the few the and some people say it might look messy , but at least our business is being done in public . Yep .
Well , it does look messy , sometimes it does. Yeah , so we do have a caller Tom and I want to get him man we’re going time but Tom , what is your question or observation .
I. I mean , well I’m because I’m a news the city manager are , I’m sorry . The mayor was asking for personal meetings West developers in order to approve their tax payments . And in our meeting didn’t he didn’t ask for a donation or anything , but it was obviously a perfect point for people to offer donations to his campaign . So how do you know that well because he asked her personal private meetings with developers . So any any tax abatement that was asked for . I mean , I guess , said he did not specifically ask for a donation is far enough not to do that but he he made it all right in a private meeting in his own office I was no one else available I’m certain lots of developers just decided in order to make sure that they got their tax abatement they offered him I donation .
I don’t know about the latter part of your statement. Tom but I’ve reported before and I know what you’re talking about in that the mayor requires developers , from the smallest projects to the largest ones to come meet with him to talk about the project before that that item is voted on by city council . So the first part of your statement I know to be true . The second part , I have no idea .
Okay. Well , Chris , I want to thank you for being here today . The next I’m always brick coming out with these explosive horrible stories that have all kinds of implications in go a lot of different directions . After the break we look south to developments in Kentucky .
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This is since any edition of 91.7 WV I’m Dan Hurley on Monday. We focused on what’s holding up the implementation of Ohio’s medical marijuana law passed 2 years ago in Kentucky advocates and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are preparing for another push to pass a medical marijuana bill . More immediately , the issue of pulling back Medicaid expansion where rooms , while voters prepare to weigh in on Congress in a few weeks and politicians jockey for position in next year’s races statewide to shine a light on Kentucky politics , we’re joined now by Kentucky State House reporter for The Associated Press . Adam Beam political reporter for the Lexington Herald Daniel shirt and the editor and publisher of River City News Michael monks to join our discussion . You can call 513-419-7100 or email us at talk at WV you.orgy were also on Facebook and Twitter . Welcome everybody , they get better , Adam . Yeah . It’s good to have you here . Daniel de Rocher . Let’s start with you . The debate about medical marijuana in Kentucky . It’s been going on for years . This is not new do party lines tell us anything about who supports this in Kentucky and who doesn’t . Is that a worthwhile way to begin due to parse what’s going on .
I don’t know that it’s it’s party line so much the the type of people that they represent. I mean there are some Republicans who obviously support medical marijuana legislation . One of them being Senator Dan fun you know this a bill session . It’s definitely it has become a cause for Democrats a lot of Democrats are kind of campaigning on this and I are talking about the need for it . The the biggest being secretary of state , out-month can crime , he set up a task . Last year I think it really comes down to the internal politics of of both parties of of of the legislature as a whole . If this thing is going to get past it really needs to have support of the leader the leadership in both the Senate and the House , and that’s a question of one their constituents another constituents a supported and and to whether or not they can get the bulk of the Republican caucus in the legislature to support this type of legislation .
And right now what. Where do you think the leadership is .
I I I don’t know for sure. I haven’t done too much research on this . Lately I’ve been sent out up and campaign season . I hope .
Is that going on to work.
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What I will come back to that in a minute. Michael monks where , how does this mirror medical marijuana issue . How does this cart with the Northern Kentucky delegation .
It , it’ll be interesting to watch where the Northern Kentucky legislative caucus lands on this issue should it come for a formal vote at any point , we know that there are several members of the Northern Kentucky legislative caucus on the committee that’s hearing pros and cons on the legalization of medical marijuana. In fact I unseen orange Republican from Fort Wright is co-sponsor of this legislation , so she’s in favor of it , but we heard most recently from a Republican Representative Kim Moser a Taylor Mel she’s the former drug czar of Northern Kentucky , which had a big focus on the opioid crisis but in one of my interviews with her she spoke very much against any type of legalization for marijuana in fact held a forum to talk about the dangers of the use of marijuana . Just as the morning it exactly so she’s she’s probably you know on this and Senator John show .