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Community Budget Request

Madisonville Opportunities

The City of Cincinnati is undertaking the Community Budget Request (CBR) process (formerly known as the Community Priority Request (CPR) process). CBR is a process in which the City obtains information from Community Councils on projects that are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of each neighborhood. The information on communities’ projects is reviewed by appropriate City Departments during their budget preparation to determine if it is feasible to complete in upcoming budget years (i.e. repaving a road would go to the Department of Transportation and Engineering).  Potential funding options for the projects are considered and recommendations on projects will be made to the City Council in the proposed FY 2024-2025 budget.​

This is the official opportunity for Community Councils to submit up to three priority projects for funding during each biennial budget. Each request is reviewed, vetted, and prioritized by the applicable City department for inclusion in that department's budget request.  

Submit your ideas by Friday, September 9th, 2022. The Madisonville Community Council Board will review all submissions and present their recommendation at the September General Body Community Council Meeting. Once approved by the Madisonville Community Council, the projects will be submitted to the City of Cincinnati by Friday, September 30th, 2022. 


CBR Process:

  1. City obtains project requests from each Community Council for the upcoming budget (every two years).

  2. Up to 3 project requests per neighborhood – most requests are considered capital requests.

  3. August 31, 2022: Deadline for Community Councils to initiate inquiries with department contacts.

  4. September 30, 2022: Deadline for neighborhoods to submit project requests for FY 2024-2025.

  5. Those projects are reviewed by the appropriate City department(s) who then make funding recommendations.

Project Scopes Considered Separately from CBR Process:

  • Street Rehabilitation – Neighborhoods are rotated.

  • Sidewalk Repair – Contact sidewalk safety program for any immediate safety hazards.

  • Street Calming – (ex: Speed Humps)

    • Separate process; locations are prioritized based on accident data, speed study, and traffic volume.

    • Can be requested by anyone at any time.

    • Community Councils can request calming measures outside of the CBR process.

  • Pedestrian Safety – Locations are primarily determined based on incident data and empirical traffic data.

CBR Project Scopes Selected by the City in Prior Years:

  • Community Gateways

  • Neighborhood Plans

  • Park, Playground, and Recreation Area Improvements

  • Street Trees

  • Crosswalk Installation w/ Ramps or Repainting

  • Stairway Rehabilitation

  • Wayfinding Signage

  • Replacement Signs

  • Increased Lighting for Safety & Crime Prevention

  • Stormwater Drainage

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