CINCINNATI — On Monday the Cincinnati City Council Finance Committee voted to issue $3.8 million in bonds to finance the purchase of new, larger recycling carts. The 96 gallon “roll off” carts were approved in the 2010 city budget after 83 people sent emails to city council and 60 people attended a budget hearing, specifically to advocate for enhanced curbside recycling. Several councilmembers reported getting more emails on this issue than any other related to the 2010 budget. Councilmembers Cole, Qualls, Quinlivan, Thomas and Winburn voted for enhanced recycling; Berding, Bortz, Ghiz and Monzel voted against. The issue is expected to come before the entire council on Wednesday, April 28.
– Melissa English, Southern Ohio Campaign Director, Ohio Citizen Action
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— Jane Prendergast, Cincinnati Enquirer