CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls has scheduled two Budget and Finance Committee public hearings on the city’s plan to form community buying groups for electricity and natural gas. The committee will hold an evening hearing on Monday, January 30 at 6 p.m., and a second hearing at its regular meeting the next Monday, February 6 at 1 p.m. Both hearings will take place in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 801 Plum Street, Downtown.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to negotiate savings and put real money back in the pockets of city residents, so that we can enjoy the benefits of competition that other communities in the region have seen,” Qualls said.
Last Election Day, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly approved Issues 44 and 45, authorizing the city to negotiate group buying rates for electricity and natural gas. Qualls sponsored the ordinances to put the measures on the ballot.