Thursday, January 25, 2001
Council plans Westwood help
By Robert Anglen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Westwood residents who last week said they were being ignored by Cincinnati officials now are being overwhelmed with promises of support.
City Council members Wednesday floated numerous proposals to eliminate blight and bolster the neighborhood's economy.
Most of those will now be reviewed by city staff, who will make recommendations and prepare ordinances that will be returned to council for a vote.
This came four days after council members and city administrators took a bus tour stretching from Westwood's business district on Harrison Avenue to the Western Hills Viaduct.
Residents, who have formed a coalition called Westwood Concern, have complained about blight, crime and the failure of officials to address problems.
Unanimous support was given to a proposal by Councilman Paul Booth, who is calling for stiffer building code regulations, the appointment of litter patrol officers, fines for abandoned cars and the creation of an ordinance prohibiting auto repair shops from keeping vehicles in front of their property for more than six months.
Council members also supported a motion by Councilman Pat DeWine and Councilwoman Alicia Reece, to create a comprehensive development plan that would include economic incentives for businesses.
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