10485847_10152654163743961_8557022540258552167_nCommissioners Agree to Work With CUFA to Fight for Lower Sewer Rates. On October 27, 2014 CUFA held a public meeting with Hamilton County Commissioners Todd Portune and Chris Monzel as well as County Administrator Christian Sigman. CUFA won agreements from the Commissioners to work for lower sewer rates, cleaner water and local jobs. Read more.
3US Congressmen Steve Chabot Agrees to Help Lower Sewer Bills, Hire Locally and Prevent Foreclosures. On June 3, 2014 CUFA met with Rep. Chabot and won agreements to: 1. Send a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, supporting principal reduction in order to end the foreclosure crisis 2. Include CUFA’s suggestions to hire local workers to clean up Hamilton County’s Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in his bill HR2707 aimed at lowering our sewer rates. Read more.
Environmental Justice Ordinance: CUFA organized to pass  a city-wide Environmental Justice Ordinance in June of 2009. Cincinnati is the first city in the country to pass an EJ Ordinance. Unfortunately, Cincinnati’s City Council did not include funding to implement the EJ Ordinance in its 2010 budget, putting off its implementation until February of 2011.

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CUFA Closes Elda Landfill: Our grassroots movement was successful in closing the Elda landfill, located in the most densely populated square mile in Cincinnati.

  • June 4, 1999: Check out the Enquirer article from 1999 when CUFA closed the ELDA Landfill!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAir Quality: CUFA received a grant from the US EPA to educate community members about their air quality. We brought then US EPA chief Carol Browner to Cincinnati to meet with neighborhood leaders and discuss their concerns regarding the environment and pollution. In addition, CUFA leaders worked with 8th grade students to help them develop an action plan to reduce air pollution.
Cincinnati Recycling Program: CUFA pushed Cincinnati City Council to implement a recycling program in the city instead of building a mass burn incinerator.