MSD puts the brakes on rate changes
Cincinnati, Ohio - On June 10, Communities United For Action and our allies met with Hamilton County's Impervious Surface Fee Stakeholder Working Group to get updated on the progress toward sewer rate restructuring. It was the third meeting of the working group created by the Hamilton County Commissioners October 24, 2019 resolution.
Watch: What does Redistricting have to do with me?
Cincinnati, Ohio - CUFA hosted Common Cause Ohio Executive Director Catherine Turcer and Fair Districts Ohio Speakers' Bureau member Christine Carli of the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area to discuss this year's redistricting. Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot issues to change the way our state and congressional districts are drawn. This year, Ohio redraws the lines. How do the ballot issues change the process for mapping Ohio's districts? How might it impact our votes? Learn more and discuss redistricting in this CUFA Popular Education event.
Watch CUFA Town Hall: Navigating Housing & Utility Assistance
Cincinnati, Ohio - Thursday, March 4, Communities United For Action hosted speakers from local utilities and agencies to talk about available assistance programs and how to apply. Watch here:
Gov. DeWine response to CUFA letters on utility shutoffs
Cincinnati, Ohio - Communities United for Action members and supporters wrote 147 letters to Governor DeWine, asking him to end utility shutoffs until the pandemic is over. The Hamilton County Board of Health delivered the letters to Gov. DeWine's office. Here is the response we received today from the Governor's Office:
CUFA Victory! Relief is on the way for Muddy Creek Rd. sewer backup victims
Cincinnati, Ohio - WCPO's Mariel Carbone reports, "The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded a grant to demolish 35 flood-prone properties near Muddy Creek in Green Township and Cincinnati."
"The homes in question have been prone to flooding and sewer backup issues for years, and homeowners have volunteered to sell their properties to MSD, a decision that's come as a relief for some.
"'It'll be great...Not be worrying, yeah,' said Robert Buckner, a homeowner in Green Township participating in the program."
Work begins to replace sewage-spewing Upper Muddy Creek pipe
Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, work will begin along Muddy Creek between Devils Backbone and Sidney roads to replace a large section of the Upper Muddy Creek Interceptor, a pipeline that conveys untreated sewage to the Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment facility.