Get out and vote!

Be sure to get out and vote today regardless of your political leanings or beliefs. This election is an extremely important one for Cincinnati as voters decide on the fate of the City’s Water Works department, whether or not passenger rail transportation is something we support or place additional red tape around, whether we want casinos in Ohio and one at Broadway Commons, whether we want to provide funding for the Cincinnati Museum Center and our public library system.

It’s no secret that those of us here at UrbanCincy feel strongly about many of these issues, but most notably, we urge you to VOTE NO ON ISSUE 9. The passage of Issue 9 will create additional red tape and government inefficiencies. It will cost taxpayers money and leave Cincinnati out of the loop for key federal funding cycles.

The polls are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm. Find your polling location here. Go out and support a local business as you watch the results come in. Grammer’s will be updating results live, and Arnold’s Bar & Grill will be the official election night party for Cincinnatians for Progress and the No on 9 campaign.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.