Cincinnati, Ohio - Watch the CUFA Popular Education Series session on the Long Term Agenda: Regenerative Economy with Ben Ishibashi & Kaniela Ing of People's Action.
Cincinnati, Ohio - CUFA is discounting memberships now through June 30th! Help us build the power we need to win social, economic and environmental justice. Watch Board Members Willie Hopkins and Elder Donell Raglin talk about CUFA's limited-time Membership discount on out YouTube channel below.
Cincinnati, Ohio - Tonight, Communities United For Action (CUFA) hosted a CUFA Town Hall: Unsafe Inside to lift the voices of Hamilton County residents experiencing repeated sewer backups and getting no resolution from the City or County. CUFA asked attendees to sign their Unsafe Inside petition, calling on Mayor Cranley, Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County Commissioners to focus on improving the Sewer Backup Response and Prevention Programs. Watch the Town Hall here.
Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, CUFA sent an open letter to Mayor Cranley, Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners to ask for them to implement a requirement for public engagement on all major projects using public money.
The letter reads, in part:
"As one of Hamilton County’s most diverse grassroots organizations, Communities United For Action knows that local, neighborhood participation is essential for the success of public projects. We are writing to request your commitment to establish and require a public engagement process for the Metropolitan Sewer District and other major infrastructure and development projects in the City & County.
It is of the utmost importance that the neighbors who are affected by major projects and developments be involved in the decision-making and planning of these projects. Our government agencies must be transparent about the projects and the costs and benefits to the neighbors.
We are requesting your commitment to establish a Community Engagement Policy before undertaking any new major projects associated with Project Groundwork or any new major infrastructure or development projects for which public money will be allocated. We look forward to hearing from each of you by May 31, 2020 and will publish your answers publicly."
Cincinnati, Ohio - In case you missed it: Watch the CUFA Town Hall with special guests from Legal Aid and our water and sewer utilities.