December 5, 2013
“Gaping Holes In The Safety Net: The Impact of Government Cuts in Assistance for People in Need.”
Gaping holes now exist in the “safety net.” (The term coined to define programs and services providing basic services.) What impacts are all the cuts in federal and state funding having on children and adults in need in the Greater Cincinnati Area? At the next Community Issues Forum, a panel including Clint Johnson, Director of Community Services for the Community Action Agency, John Schrider, Director of the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, and a representative from the Free Store Food Bank will address the question of the adequacy of the existing “safety net.” This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 5th, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.
What Happened In The Recent Elections?
Howard Wilkinson Reflects On The Results Of Nov. 5th.
What implications can be drawn from the results of the recent local elections? At the next Community Issues Forum, Howard Wilkinson, the political commentator for WVXU-Radio, will address this theme as he reflects on the issues and candidates that won and lost on November 5th.This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 21st, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.
A Presentation On “The Social Areas Of Cincinnati: An Analysis Of Social Needs”(Patterns Of 5 Census Decades)
By authors Michael Maloney And Christopher Auffrey
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street
“The Social Areas of Cincinnati” appears to be a daunting work with all its pages of statistics and population charts. Nevertheless, this recent study by urban scholars Michael Maloney and Christopher Auffrey provides a valuable assessment of the social, economic, and demographic trends impacting Cincinnati and the metropolitan region. In fact, it is essential reading for anyone involved with human services or public policies that attempt to assist the diverse residents of this area. More.......
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Campaign 2013: The Incumbent Cincinnati Council Candidates Make Their Case For Reelection
Beyond dealing with divisions that have emerged concerning the parking lease and the streetcar, what are the critical long and short term issues that Cincinnati City Council must address in the next four years? At the next Community Issues Forum, the incumbent members of Council will make their case for reelection by responding to this question. Incumbent Council members will include Charlie Winburn (Republicans), Christopher Smitherman (Independent), Yvette Simpson (Charterite/Democrat), Laure Quinlivan, Pam Thomas, Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld, and Wendell Young (Democrats).
Campaign 2013: Cincinnati School Board Candidates Make Their Case.
This November 5th, at least three non-incumbent candidates for the Cincinnati School Board will be elected. Four seats are being contested this fall, and three current members of the Board are retiring. At the next Community Issues Forum, the current candidates, Melanie Bates, Sally O’Callaghan, Ericka Copeland-Dansby, Marcia A. Futel, Martha Good,Elisa Hoffman, Daniel Minera, and Betsy Shank, will make their case for why they should be elected. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday October 10th, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.(THIS FORUM IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE WOMAN’S CITY CLUB.)
NOW THERE ARE TWO: THE REMAINING CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR, ROXANNE QUALLS AND JOHN CRANLEY, MAKE THEIR CASE.
The September 10th primary narrowed the field of Cincinnati mayoral candidates to two. Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and former Councilman John Cranley emerged as the two finalists who will vie for the position. At the next Community Issues Forum, they will discuss important issues facing the city while they make their case for becoming mayor. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday September 26th, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.
COMMUNITY ISSUES FORUM KICKOFF:THE NON-INCUMBENT CANDIDATES FOR CINCINNATI CITY COUNCIL September 12, 2013, 12:00 Noon,
The non-incumbent Council candidates’ forum is becoming a tradition at the Cathedral. It was organized in recognition that non-incumbent candidates usually receive less news media attention than incumbents, and consequently they have a more difficult time getting their messages out to the public. The Forum on the 12th is designed to help overcome this political fact of life. The candidates invited to speak at this event are Shawn Butler (Democrat), Michelle Dillingham (Democrat), Kevin Flynn (Charter), Kevin Johnson (Independent), Greg Landsman (Democrat/Charter), Sam Malone (Republican), David Mann (Democrat/Charter), Mike Moroski (Independent), Amy Murray (Republican/Charter), Melissa Wegman (Republican), and Vanessa White (Charter). These non-incumbents will give brief presentations focusing on their backgrounds and their reasons for making the Council race, and then they will respond to questions from the audience.
In the five years since the Green Cincinnati Plan was adopted, the City has met its goal of reducing the City's Greenhouse Gas emissions by two percent a year. The plan has been a roadmap for how Cincinnati is becoming a national leader in addressing global climate change. With a renewed emphasis on sustainability making Cincinnati a healthier, wealthier and greener place, a plan update is about to be presented to City Council. Steve Johns, Office of Environmental Quality will review the new proposals to reduce our waste, build more renewable energy facilities, and more. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday June 6, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.
“Homelessness in Greater Cincinnati, 2013."
Josh Spring, Executive Director, The Homeless Coalition.
How are homeless families and individuals faring in Greater Cincinnati? Are homeless numbers increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant? What is the current status of shelters and other homeless services? At the Next Community Issues Forum, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, will provide an update that will answer these questions and more. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 23rd, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street.
At services and events in Cincinnati and Columbus on September 4th and 5th. Ohioans honored the life and mourned the loss of John J. Gilligan. What is important now is to make sure that people remember what Governor Gilligan stood for throughout his long career. More Click for Text