- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-11-30T20:58:46.812Z
The City of Cincinnati recognizes that climate plays an important role in the quality of life, economic well-being, and long term sustainability of our City and region. Greenhouse gases (GHG) like Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide as the result of human activity are collecting in the Earth’s atmosphere at levels that are capable of altering our climate. The Green Cincinnati Plan outlines steps we can take to mitigate our region’s environmental impact and one of those steps is a greenhouse gas inventory. Cincinnati’s first GHG inventory was conducted in 2006, and serves as the baseline from which our climate impact is measured. This summary of Cincinnati's 2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Analysis shows that our efforts, combined with changes in the region’s energy supply, have been effective in reducing our emissions output. With this information the City of Cincinnati can measure our progress on our path to sustainability and provides data to inform policy and decision making. The Government emissions inventory includes emissions generated from municipal operations, including energy used in water and waste water treatment, city building and facilities operations, streetlights, traffic signals, vehicle fleet and aviation fuel use. Reductions can be attributed to: Street light conversion to LED lightbulbs; Facility energy improvement upgrades/retrofits; Upgrades to Metropolitan Sewer District's incinerators; and Installation of solar panels on some City owned facilities. The Community emissions inventory includes emissions generated from commercial, industrial, and residential gas and electric consumption, motor vehicle transportation, and solid waste generation. Reductions can be attributed to:Incentives for commercial energy upgrades offered by Duke; Grid decarbonization;100% Renewable energy offered to residents and businesses through the City's Energy Aggregation Program; Population loss from 2006 to 2015 (approximately 10%); and Improved waste diversion. Taken together, Government and Community emissions total approximately 7.6M tons CO2e, representing a citywide reduction of 18.4% since the 2006 baseline was established at 9.3M tons CO2e. The largest increases in emissions occurred in the industrial energy and vehicular travel sector, while the largest reductions were seen in the commercial and residential energy sectors. From 2006 to 20015, Cincinnati achieved a city-wide 18.4% reduction in GHG emissions. Based on targets originally established in the 2008 Green Cincinnati Plan, this decrease indicates that the city has met its goal of a 2% reduction in GHG emissions per year. The City of Cincinnati will continue to work to reduce the region’s emissions through the implementation of recommendations of the Green Cincinnati Plan.
- 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 2018-12-03T16:37:39.037Z
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 2018-12-19T19:50:08.360Z
The City of Cincinnati recognizes waste reduction and diversion as critical in our effort to keep our communities clean and litter-free, and key components of our path to sustainability. With the right systems in place, most so-called waste materials are actually valuable resources. Cincinnati began offering curbside recycling to residents and businesses in 1989, and has steadily increased participation and waste-diversion rates over time. With the introduction of RFID technology in recycling carts, the City has been able to use recycling analytics data to target outreach efforts and improve participation, reduce our environmental footprint and save money.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T18:20:19.045Z
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:49:47.219Z
The Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) records all traffic crash incident data in the City through their Record Management System (RMS) that stores agency-wide data about law enforcement operations. Each incident is a record of a traffic crash that occurred in the City of Cincinnati and was reported to CPD. The data displayed in this page includes information on all fatal, injury, and non-injury crashes such as; crash location type, weather, manner of crash, road type, and driver demographics. You can find additional information on traffic accidents, such as how to report one, on the Cincinnati Police Department's website.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:37:10.322Z
Citizen Service Requests (CSRs) give Cincinnati residents the opportunity to submit service request for concerns like potholes, tall grass and missed trash pick-up. Using the Fix It Cincy! Mobile App, the customer service request online portal and the hotline (513-591-6000), citizen service requests are routed directly to City departments, including Transportation & Engineering, Buildings & Inspections, Health and Public Services. Once the department's work on the service request ticket is completed and the request is marked as "closed," customers receive an email notification that the work has been completed, followed by a link to an optional customer service feedback survey. The data visualization shows how long customer service requests have been open (or when they've been closed), by location, service request type, and department work group. Satisfaction feedback on closed CSR tickets is available
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2019-07-12T19:27:51.697Z
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 2018-12-03T16:38:09.704Z
The Department of Public Services (DPS) provides Cincinnati residents with quality solid waste collection, snow removal, highway maintenance, fleet services and architectural maintenance services. The Street Sweeping Program ensures that city streets are regularly cleaned (on a schedule, by neighborhood), and after major events (or in the event of an emergency). Neighborhood Operations Division is responsible for street sweeping, as well as other maintenance and cleaning (including green spaces) in public spaces and the right-of-way. Note: Streets are only swept when temperatures are above freezing.
- 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.