Make the sewer rates equitable !

Sewer Bill too High?

coalition4fairratesTown Hall Forum

October 15, 2014 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Gabriel’s Place

3618 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45229

How can the Metropolitan Sewer District’s Rates be made Fair and Affordable? We need clean water and repairs to our infrastructure and we need the jobs this infrastructure repair will create for the next couple decades.  And we need a trained, skilled workforce to deliver outstanding value for the dollar.

Join us for an overview, questions and answers and discussion on making sure our sewer rates are fair and affordable and we get the work done to fix the sewers promptly, with a well trained workforce.

sponsored by Sierra Club, ECO: Environmental Community Organization, Faith Community Alliance, NaREIA, Applied Information Resources.

Panelist include Sierra Club, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Communities United for Action, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, BUILD513.

City Manager’s proposed 29% cut to Human Services, eliminating the Self-Sufficiency Category

RE:  City Manager’s proposed 29% cut to Human Services, eliminating the Self-Sufficiency Category.  Human Services is supposed to be 1.5% of the City’s General Fund, this would make it .4% of the General Fund.  A cut to Human Services would detrimentally affect some of our member organizations and especially people experiencing poverty and or homelessness.  We know that the Finance Committee passed a motion to fund 2013 at the 2012 levels, but it is still important that we stay in contact with council members and speak out, as the decision to support Human Services must be a part of the budget that will be passed soon.  We must stay involved in order to ensure success.  The truth is we need to urge Council to not only stay committed to no cuts, but to work for an increase, so as to show improvement.  Human Services has been cut nearly every year for a decade.

There are three upcoming opportunities to get involved:

  • Come to the Wednesday December 5th Council Meeting at City Hall- arrive by 1:15pm
  • Come to the Thursday December 6th Special Budget Meeting at City Hall- arrive by 5:30pm
    • Come to the Monday December 10th Special Budget Meeting at the Corryville Rec. Center- arrive by 5:30pm (2823 Eden Avenue)

Please come or send a representative to at least one of these meetings.  Please let me know which one you can make it to.  We must make sure we are heard amongst all the voices during budget time.

Josh Spring LSW

Executive Director

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition

117 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Office:  513-421-7803 ext. 13

Cell:  513-716-7455


SAAF Ministries: Marriage Mentoring & Healthy Relationships classes

You are invited to attend our FREE Marriage Mentoring & Healthy Relationship Classes – Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 29 December 6 & 9

6 to 9 pm each night

  • learn new communication skills
  • discover ways to manage conflict more effectively
  • parenting skills
  • financial empowerment

Your choice of two great classes:

Marriage Mentoring for Couples

Healthy Relationships for Singles

Registration is required. To register call 513-720-0487 email

For more information download –> Marriage Mentoring & Healthy Relationship Classes

Ohio Unity Coalition Launches Stand Your Ground…Vote: Statewide 2012 Voter Empowerment Tour

Press Advisory:

Contact: Jesse Jenkins, Sr. 513-400-6536

Ohio Unity Coalition Launches Stand Your Ground…Vote: Statewide 2012 Voter Empowerment Tour on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Cincinnati.

A coalition of faith, labor, civil and voter rights groups along with community activists will launch the Stand Your Ground… Vote, 2012 Voter Empowerment Tour at 11 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Corinthian Baptist Church at 722 Whittier Street in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is the first stop of a multi-city tour across Ohio, where a mobile voter registration unit will go into local communities, help voters verify their registration status and register new voters. Voters who have moved or changed their names will also be able to update their registration and obtain non-partisan information about the upcoming election.

Election advocates estimate that as many as 1.3 million Ohio voters have been purged from the voter rolls since the last presidential election cycle. The Voter Empowerment Tour will allow eligible voters to check their status, make any needed updates and be assured they can fully participate in the fall 2012 election.

Local Faith and Community Leaders were excited to partner with the Unity Coalition on this effort stated Pastor KZ Smith of Corinthian Baptist Church. “Whether we represent the faith, labor or social service community we know that every person needs to be able to exercise their voice and their vote in this election. If we do our part to educate and engage voters, we are empowering them to use the vote that many of us fought so hard to obtain. Our rights have been threatened by voter suppression tactics in recent years and this is our way to Stand Our Ground.”

“We know the first step to participating in the process is being registered,” says Petee Talley, Convener of the Ohio Unity Coalition. ” We want to do our part to eliminate confusion around election rules and make it easier for eligible voters to participate.”

While in Cincinnati over the course of 10 days, the mobile unit will move to various locations around the city. For more information about the stops in Cincinnati and the Unity Coalition, contact Petee Talley, Convener toll free at 1-888-614-0844.