The deteriorated condition of our infrastructure has become a common theme across the country. In some cases, like the proposed new supplementary interstate bridge across the Ohio, the need may be obvious, but the price tag is still eye popping. At least when that gets finished, the bridge will be seen and used by almost everyone.
But few of us ever see the inside of a sewer, or even want to think about it. That makes any argument that an upgrade even harder to sell on the front end, much less appreciated when the work is completed. but rebuilding the sewer system is exactly what the citizens, and rate payers of Hamilton County are facing.
A few months ago Local 12 reporter Jeff Hirsh prepared this report about the massive task as it impacts one portion of the county in the Lower Mill creek. I am joined now by Tony Parrott, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Sewer District.
The great recession has put tremendous stress on not-for-profits increased requests for assistance at the same time fund raising is more difficult. One result is that a number of non profits have sought efficiencies through merger. One example is the recent merger of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and Jobs for Cincinnati Grads.
I am joined this morning by Jane Keller, the CEO of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and Barb Siebel, the former CEO of Jobs for Cincinnati Grads.