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Community Issues  Forum  January 28 , 2021 Noon via zoom  What Issues Confront City Council And The Hamilton County Commissioners In  2021?  – David Mann And Denise Driehaus Address This Question 

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What are the issues confronting Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners in 2021 and beyond! At the next Zoom Community Issues Forum, Commission President Denise Driehaus and Council member and former Mayor David Mann will review the problems and policy questions that must be dealt with in the coming months. This discussion takes place at noon on Thursday January 28th.  View on facebook-


Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:30 pm: Forum, “Filling the Gap: Successful Initiatives in Affordable Housing. “Part 1 of a two-part series on the crisis in affordable housing.  Click here to register

Tuesday, 1/19/21, 7:00 pm: Redistricting 101
How Ohio will draw new state and federal legislative maps in 2021
Join us for this webinar designed to answer your questions about Redistricting in Ohio, the new rules and processes for drawing both state legislative and federal district lines. This webinar is the first step in training ourselves to become local experts and public speakers in our fight for Fair Maps in 2021. Register HERE

Monday, 1/25/21, 7 pm: Mapmaking in 2021
Community Mapping and a DistrictR Tutorial
Join us to learn about community mapping, with a tutorial on how to use DistrictR, public software developed by MGGG Redistricting Lab, a research group at Tufts University. Suzanne Almeida of Common Cause will lead a discussion about the benefits of community mapping and then provide a demonstration of the software. Register HERE

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Forum (Virtual) Focuses on The Critical Need For Political And Government Reforms At The State Level And In Cincinnati 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Noon

As 2021 begins, a critical,need to pursue political reforms exists at both the state and local levels. The First Energy/Larry Householder scandal that hangs over the Ohio General Assembly and the recent bribery cases involving three Cincinnati City Council members stand as two primary reasons for immediate reform efforts. At the next Community issues Forum, Catherine Turcer, Executive Director of Common Cause Ohio, and Jerry Newfarmer, former Cincinnati City Manager and President of Management Partners, will review reforms that they think would improve the current situation.