John Cranley in a quest for the office of mayor, along with his partners, the anti-city hate group COAST are a political Forrest Gump mindlessly opposing everything in their path with no idea why.
He saw an opportunity and helped oppose the parking plan designed to balance the budget and save city jobs then released a his own budget that made no sense. In a quest to better hide his prejudices he has now created a new budget that makes even less sense and released it on an unbelievably busy news day.
So no one would notice?
John Cranley a few weeks ago on his way to killing the plan to save police/fire jobs said “It’s a 100 percent hidden tax increase on the citizens of Cincinnati.” in reference to parking fees.
And his big plan now to balance the budget?
Raise $6 million a year by writing more tickets.
In his budget he says, "While I strongly oppose the parking meter privatization plan, I believe the City can earn more than it currently does from its parking meters by stepping up enforcement..."
So instead of having everyone pay the true cost of parking he wants to turn every Cincinnati citizen into a criminal.
He also specifically mentions a shell game to change the funding of Focus52, the economic plan to target all of Cincinnati's neighborhood business districts for improvements. Improvements learned from what worked in OTR.
So it is becoming more clear that its not Downtown vs the rest of Cincinnati like he has made it out to be, its his Incline District vs the world.
While I'm on the subject of the anti-city hate group COAST, how about their mouthpiece Chris Smitherman?
“if you like this parking deal, then you hate America.” - NAACP President Christopher Smitherman
Smitherman days later also wrote: “The streetcar operation puts city jobs at risk. "
This couldn't be further from the truth.
Mr. Smitherman is relentless in his cluelessness, and its outrageous for him to think that anyone could disagree with him. Its hard to wrap ones head around the uninspired banality of Smitherman/Cranley’s so-called “leadership” when both of them in fact helped kill the plan to save police and fire jobs.