The Mayor Announces New Funding and Partnership for the Port Authority

During the week of May 23 Mayor John Cranley held three press conferences to unveil a plan to spend $35 million, as part of the City’s two-year budget, to invest in the neighborhoods of Avondale, North Avondale, Bond Hill, Roselawn, College Hill, West Price Hill, Westwood and Madisonville.

On May 24 our President and CEO, Laura Brunner joined him to talk about the significant amount of time and money the Port Authority has invested in the neighborhoods of Bond Hill and Roselawn over the past four years. The Mayor agreed those neighborhoods have seen “major rebirth” due to the Port’s work and said, “But we have not been able to put the amount of money we want toward the work of the Port Authority.” He announced that the City has allocated an additional $3 million to be shared between the Port Authority and the newly formed Community Economic Advancement Initiative, to be headed by Pastor Damon Lynch III, which will help continue the revitalization work in Bond Hill and Roselawn.

Read the full press release here.