Issues, News and Events
3-4-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Councilman Charlie Winburn unveiled his plan to move Cincinnati toward a 20-year structurally balanced budget. Download a copy of his proposal here.
2-8-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Councilman Charlie Winburn and Attorney Tabitha Woodruff express major concerns about the City Council's plan to privatize Cincinnati's parking meters. The plan could lead to a repeat of Chicago's parking disaster. Read the media advisory here. Also, read the Cincinnati Enquirer opinion/editorial here, or download a copy here.
12-18-12 Winburn opposes 2013 budget. Cincinnait City Councilman Charlie Winburn lists 12 objections to the proposed city budget for 2013. Read the Cincinnati Enquirer opinion/editorial here.
11-29-12 Councilman Winburn offers $137 million jobs fund plan. Charlie Winburn proposes creating a $137 million Revolving Econominc and Neighborhood Development Job Fund. The strategic plan would create new net jobs and expand the city's tax base plus move toward a structurally balanced general fund city budget. Read the proposal here.
11-29-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Councilman Winburn appoints O’dell M. Owens, M.D. to Economic Development Jobs Task Force. Owens is president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and will head up a 20-member, blue-ribbon jobs task force. Read the media advisory here.
8-30-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Cincinnati City Councilman Charlie Winburn says if the city sues Duke Energy over the streetcar, city rate payers will pay higher rates. Winburn to ask Mayor and Council, after summer recess, to pull the plug on Streetcar. Read the media advisory here.
7-12-12 Councilman Winburn announces new jobs. Through the leadership of Councilman Charlie Winburn and other efforts, hundreds of new permanent and summer jobs have been created and are planned for Cincinnati. Read about it in the latest issue of the Winburn Job Report.
4-16-12 Councilman Winburn proposes moving University of Cincinnati’s College of Law to The Banks riverfront development. Cincinnati Councilman Charlie Winburn has worked since February to line up city incentives to lure the nation’s fourth-oldest law school to a site at the Banks development, at Vine and Second streets. Read the Cincinnati Enquirer article here and an update to the article here. UPDATE: Download a PDF of Councilman Winburn's proposal.
12-12-11 Winburn Votes Against Wasting $4.4 Million on Events Courtyard. City Council voted 5-4 to waste $4.4 million of taxpayer dollars on a City Hall Courtyard Atrium while the city faces a $16 million budget dificit for 2013. Councilman Charlie Winburn voted against the Courtyard Atrium, saying that a nearby building could be renovated instead for a tiny fraction of the cost. Read the press release here.
12-7-11 "No Water Rate Hike, No Events Courtyard." The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on Councilman Charlie Winburn's comments on 2012 Cincinnati Budget items and his efforts to spend public money wisely and protect citizens from fee increases. Read the Cincinnati Enquirer article here.
12-1-11 Charlie Winburn Outlines Bold Agenda for Cincinnati. In his swearing-in speech today, newly re-elected Councilman Charlie Winburn outlined his eight "Buy Cincinnati" initiatives to put Cincinnati to work and back to work. Read his bold agenda here or download a PDF here.
11-20-11 "The Long, Hard Path to Being Charlie Winburn." Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Krista Ramsey wrote a personal profile story on Charlie's tragic childhood and difficult upbringing. As Charlie describes it, his childhood was "a whirlwind of chaos and conflict." But, as the article shows, this hard path is what made Charlie the man and the public servant he is today. Read the compelling Cincinnati Enquirer article here.
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