Community Budget Requests

FY 2026-2027 Biennial Budget Community Budget Request (CBR) Overview:

Every two years, each Community Council can submit up to 3 projects to the City of Cincinnati that they would like to see happen in their neighborhood through a process called Community Budget Requests (CBR). This process is intended for community councils to provide suggestions on funding projects that are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of each neighborhood. The communities’ projects are reviewed by appropriate City departments during their budget preparation (i.e. repaving a road would go to the Department of Transportation and Engineering). Potential funding options for the projects are considered and recommendations will be made to City Council in the proposed FY 2026-2027 budget.

Projects should relate to the implementation of an existing neighborhood plan or are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of the neighborhood.

The Oakley Community Council is Interested in your suggestions/ideas for potential projects.

This process will be introduced at the June 4th, 2024 meeting, inputs will be collected over the summer, and voting on the projects to submit will be conducted at the September 3rd meeting.

Submit your suggestion(s) here.

Review and discuss existing suggestions here.

Submit your vote/ranking here. (TBD)

City Schedule highlights:

  • July: Community councils to meet and brainstorm CBR ideas to vet with project managers.
    • Prior to submission, discuss your CBR ideas with the City department responsible for implementation. More details will be provided at the kick-off.  
    • Do NOT wait until the deadline to initiate contact, start now. 
    • DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2024: Community councils initiate contact with City Project Managers.
  • September 2024: Community Councils formalize their CBRs.
    • Prior to submission, submit letter showing Community Council support (see below)
    • DEADLINE – Monday, September 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm: Community councils must submit CBR request forms through the online portal.
  • May 2025: City Manager’s Recommended Budget is released containing funding recommendations pertaining to CBRs.

City of Cincinnati Helpful Links:

  • Cincinnati Budget Engagement:   CBR Overview.
  • Budget Basics & CBR Information Session PowerPoint:  CBR Presentation
  • Previously approved CBRs can be found in the appendices of the approved capital budget documents here
  • CBR Contact List - City CBR Contacts: If you have questions about a CBR that was approved for funding in the past, you can reach out to the contact on this list if you have questions about the status.
  • Street Rehab Info: During the meeting there was a question about street rehab. Please see information/responses below:
    • Factors Involved in Street Selection: This explains the process used to determine which streets are rehabilitated (attached)
    • Street Rehab Triennial Cycle: This shows which neighborhoods are included in which rehab year (attached)
    • Infrastructure Projects since 2019: This document shows various infrastructure projects, including street rehabs, that have been implemented since 2019. (attached)
    • Street Capital Acceleration Plan Map ( Shows information related to street condition and potential future program work.
    • Should you have any questions about this information please reach out to Jennifer Russell, Street Rehab Program Manager with the Dept. of Transportation & Engineering, at | 513-352-6235 or Chris Ertel, Principal Transportation Design Engineer with the Dept. of Transportation & Engineering, at | 513-352-3295.

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    OCC Resources:

    Oakley Master Plan Goals & Strategies Summary

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