The same progessive banks management that thought it was a really good idea to spend a bundle of money to pave the mud pit for a temporary circus? Link I can't seem to find the exact number, but it was a fair amount IIRC.No big city in America lost a greater percentage of its people during the past five years than Cincinnati, new U.S. Census figures show. Cincinnati lost 6.8 percent of its population from 2000 to 2005, taking Detroit's place as the biggest percentage loser among cities with a population of 100,000 or more June 2006. Link
Fountain square renovation? They moved the fountain around, put in a TV and repaved the square. Big woopie. I'm sure the droves of people who will flock to the square to see the same fountain that has been moved a few feet woln't mind dodging the bullets to see the big show. How in the world will this do anything to create a revitalized downtown?
OTR recapturing it's past glory? Wow. Check out this link Or this link I'm not sure, is that the past glory you are refering to?
Cincinnati is in a horrible state. I agree that it's one thing to complain, another to make an effort to improve the situation. My solution is simple. Until the city and county government can deal with the rampant crime and complete lack of anything interesting in the city (short of a few selected locations), I choose to spend my money elsewhere.