Cincinnati City Council mulls overturning 'responsible bidder' law

Policy could affect who gets $3.2B in sewer work

City Council will begin the process Tuesday to consider repealing Cincinnati's "responsible bidder" law, which is at the center of a dispute with Hamilton County.

The law, approved by the previous City Council, imposes restrictions on companies submitting bids to do work for the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

Hamilton County owns MSD, but Cincinnati operates the system.

County officials have said city policies shouldn't affect MSD. As a county-owned entity, only state laws should appl.


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