- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T20:55:40.579Z
In 2015, the City commissioned a Disparity Study, which found a pattern of disparity related to City contracting practices, including under-utilization of African-American and women-owned businesses in various types of contracts (such as prime contracts for construction, professional services, and services and supplies, as well as subcontracts for construction and professional services). To increase economic participation in City contracts for minority- and women-owned businesses, the City enacted C.M.C 324, which authorized creation of the City’s new Economic Inclusion Program, run by the Department of Economic Inclusion (DEI). DEI works with Procurement and City departments to establish subcontracting goals for minority & women-owned businesses to help bolster the City's other inclusion efforts. DEI certifies vendors through its Business Certification Programs. Businesses are certified as either Minority-owned (MBE), Women-owned (WBE), or Minority Women-Owned (MWBE) under CMC 324 (these terms refer specifically to the City's Economic Inclusion Program). The process of becoming a certified City vendor under C.M.C. 324 and 342 is explained on the Department's website.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:42:52.752Z
The Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE) issues permits for any work completed in or using the right-of-way (ROW). The ROW includes: 1) the entire strip of land lying between property lines set aside for transportation purposes; 2) DOTE owned property adjacent to a public roadway; and 3) right-of-way as defined in Section 723-1(c) or 722-1-R2 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code. A permit is required whenever working within or utilizing the ROW. Circumstances where permits are needed include, but are not limited to, the installation of driveways, the repair of sidewalks, placing a dumpster in the public right of way, installing a utility service, encroachments, and driving through city limits with an over-sized load. Please contact the DOTE Permit & License Center to apply or if you have questions about required documents. For additional information on ROW Permits, view the Right of Way Permits and Street Restoration Manual.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2020-04-28T13:13:39.952Z
Neighborhood Operations Division (NOD), a division of the Department of Public Services (DPS) is responsible for maintaining a large portion of visible city-owned property. Using the city's Greenspace Maintenance Plan, NOD cleans and maintains city green spaces, areas in the right-of-way (ROW), steps, public fences, bridge underpasses, guardrail buffers, alleys, walls, concrete islands and lots owned by or in the care of DPS (includes mowing, weed spraying, and litter pick-up). Grass cutting occurs April through November: the Department provides a schedule listing the tentative dates for cleaning neighborhoods' green spaces and other related neighborhood cleanup projects. While the Greenspace Maintenance Plan covers work that the City does to proactively maintain clean neighborhoods, DPS also responds to citizen service requests (CSRs) for litter, tall grass/weeds, and dumping on both public and private property (for more information on private property cleaning, see Private Lot Abatement Program).
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2020-01-10T15:48:02.039Z
Plan Cincinnati is the City of Cincinnati's comprehensive plan. Created and updated by the Department of City Planning, Plan Cincinnati is the official document that guides future planning and development in the City. There are five primary initiatives in Plan Cincinnati: 1) Compete: be the pivotal economic force of the region; 2) Connect: bring people and places together; 3) Live: strengthen our magnetic city with energized people; 4) Sustain: steward resources and ensure long-term viability; and 5) Collaborate: partner to reach our common goals. Each initiative has goals and strategies to guide actions that support the initiative. Planning is currently working with City departments to collect and provide updates on the tasks.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:38:49.917Z
The Private Lot Abatement Program (PLAP) was formed through a proposal by Mayor Cranley to clean up overgrown lots and blight on private property in Cincinnati neighborhoods. PLAP has two critical components: civil citation issuance (via code enforcement), and lot cleaning/abatement. PURPOSE: To promote thriving, clean, safe, and healthy neighborhoods through cleaning and abatement of private lots, while increasing code enforcement and civil citation revenue (for reinvestment back into PLAP). HOW IT WORKS: Overgrown and blighted properties are reported by phone, the FixIt Cincy App, or online: code enforcement inspectors go out to physically inspect these properties. Citations are issued for tall grass and weeds (when overgrowth exceeds 10" height) and litter on the property: if the property is still in violation 10 days later, a second citation is issued, and the property is considered "abandoned," and is included in PLAP for abatement and ongoing maintenance. Properties with multiple abatements are candidates for sale or legal lot re-purposing via the Land Bank. Both code enforcement and property abatement work is managed by the Neighborhood Operations Division (NOD) of the Department of Public Services (DPS).
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:42:00.066Z
Every time an emergency medical service (EMS) incident is reported, all incident information provided is captured in the city's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. This data helps emergency incident dispatchers determine the medical category, severity level of the emergency, and appropriate response level. Once first responders are dispatched to provide medical aid, they update the incident disposition (on-scene status) in CAD to reflect what they find on-scene. The data displayed in the dashboard is only for the Cincinnati Fire Department's (CFD) responses to reported emergency medical incidents, and does not include patient information or medical outcome data.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2020-04-27T15:33:36.193Z
The Office of Performance & Data Analytics (OPDA) collects citywide data to monitor performance, improve service delivery, promote transparency, drive innovation, and creatively problem solve. CincyStat is a performance management mechanism where City departments report on key metrics and programs. Through regular, periodic meetings with agency leadership, CincyStat's ultimate goal is increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving effective delivery of municipal services to citizens,. The Innovation Lab (iLab) provides a collaborative work space for process improvement. In addition to continually adding and updating data sets posted to the City's Open Data Portal, OPDA created CincyInsights, an interactive dashboard portal, to make city data visual, conveniently accessible, and user-friendly for all members of the Cincinnati community.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:36:59.562Z
The Parking Facilities Division promotes a healthy downtown and local economy by providing professional facility management of the City's parking assets. Parking Facilities manages On-Street Parking and Garages & Lots. The Cincy EZPark mobile app allows customers to pay for parking, extend their parking session without having to return to the meter, receive notifications before their parking sessions expire, as well as view and print their receipts online. The Parking Meter Rates map displays the hourly rate and schedule for parking meters in Over-The-Rhine and Downtown. Information on meters outside of Over-The-Rhine and Downtown are listed to the right of the map. Parking and the Office of Performance and Data Analytics (OPDA) are collaborating on a forthcoming map of individual parking meters.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T17:29:13.885Z
The Department of Human Resources (HR) records all employee personnel data in the City through the Cincinnati Human Resources Information System (CHRIS) that stores city-wide data about HR operations. The Employee Profile dashboard provides a high level overview of aggregate employee totals by department, full time employment (FTE), year hired, demographics and average salary by amount of years worked in the City.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2020-04-27T19:10:10.810Z
The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) provides and leverages funding and other resources that support quality housing, neighborhood revitalization and human services in the City of Cincinnati. DCED provides tax incentives to help businesses and residents grow and thrive. DCED has five commercial programs featured in the dashboard. 1) The Commercial Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) tax abatement program gives incentives to companies and developers building or renovating a residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use facility in cases where the new or renovated facilities will result in job creation. CRAs are offered to multifamily properties of three or more units, commercial properties, or industrial properties. 2) Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) and Property Investment Reimbursements (PIR) are income tax incentives provided to a company that commits to expand or relocate into the City of Cincinnati. 3) Loans and grants are offered to developers that need to bridge a gap in financing a development project or to meet pre-development requirements of other incentives. 4) The City of Cincinnati sells City owned property to developer below market rate. 5) Tax Increment Financing (TIF) can be applied to a geographic area or specific project to offset a portion of large-scale development costs to the developer. The Wage Theft Protected displays all projects that are covered by the City of Cincinnati's Wage Enforcement ordinance that ensures that any development incentivized through a Community Reinvestment Area tax abatement, job creation tax credits, commercial loan, conveyance of land for less than fair market value, tax increment financing, or grants valued at or above $25,000 comply with local, state and federal wage and payroll laws.