CINCINNATI - 9 News asked people to share their opinions about the progress Cincinnati has made and what still needs to change to make the city a better place for everyone.
"I think that Mayor Mallory and his team have done a pretty good job of bringing in people, Dohoney, of bringing in people that are really investing in the city and are really making it better," said Ekow, a Mt. Lookout resident, recently while visiting Findlay Market. "I think the city council is coming along in supporting projects that kind of build the city."
"I think the city has done a wonderful job in boosting Findlay Market," said Debbie, of Mt. Lookout. "The kind of shops they've brought in. It's a nice mixture. You can find a little bit of everything down here. Very Cosmopolitan. Seems like the neighborhood likes it too."
9 News found Don, of Mt. Lookout, on a tour of Vine Street. "I think the city leaders need to increase their sense of concern for the people who live here, who've lived here a long time and really try to look for opportunities to allow people to stay in their neighborhood and not be shoved out by the development and the gentrification that's coming in," said Don.
"I really believe that Cincinnati had an opportunity to do something creatively and I feel like we had an opportunity to become a model city in how we handled the riot and so on and I'm not sure that we met that opportunity," said Anita, of Finneytown. "I think that we kind of fell back into maybe the easier way of standard operation, operating procedure and that's a little bit sad for me."
"Right now I feel our leadership is very spread out and they're not moving forward on anything," said Veronica, of Finneytown. "We're just kind of stagnant and I think this is a fabulous location in the country. I think we have an enormous amount to offer."
"We have a ways to go," said Rob, of Hartwell." I don't think we've arrived. I think there are still things that need to be done and unfortunately people have the same attitudes, but I think overall we've made progress and that the important thing that we continue to make progress. We can always improve."
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