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Press Conference today from 3PM to 6PM at main public library on MSD’s Billions in Contracts.

Starts at 2PM –

The FAU Cincinnati MSD project has the objective of bringing world class sewage treatment to over a billion people.

FAU Cincinnati Community Benefit Obligations (CBO) 

QCP3 would agree to the following community benefit agreements:

  1. Assume all debt associated with MSD issued by Hamilton County and City including expenses of the Consent Decree, including over $900M in current debt and up to $6B in future debt.
  2. QCP3 management multibillion dollar infrastructure will be overseen by investor driven team that has experience in not only cost cutting but in developing best practice state cost effective of the art solutions.
  3. Protect the county economic development future with targeted rate payment subsidies i.e. because of the requirement to meet consent decree requirements our rate structure is meant to increase greater than those in surrounding governments and through these mechanisms we will meet that challenge.
  4. The Sewer District shall not discriminate against any Sewer District employee or contractor based on race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgender status, or ethnic, national, or Appalachian regional origin. The Sewer District shall comply with all applicable laws regarding contacting, including those designed to address discrimination against women, minorities including adherence to the city Croson study and shall pay for such a study to be conducted on a countywide basis, disadvantaged citizens, and small businesses.
  5. Create a 2-billion-dollar fund for businesses in Hamilton county to work on projects for the sewer district that support the economic success of all American citizens in the County and that support the City and BOCC commitment to promoting policies to promote and protect diversity and inclusion in their hiring and contracting practices.
  6. Create a bioscience level IV containment system that created potable water that is used to grow food for the over 50,000 poor children of Hamilton county as part of a billion dollar CBO.
  7. Make Hamilton county the smart sewer development capital of the world which then leverages our state of the art infrastructure as was planned by the US State Dept. in 2012 when the US government held the US Africa Business Conference here and featured MSD as a sales tool of the USA capacity to support the sewer needs of the 1.2 billion people of the 55 nations of Africa. It is expected that this plan of action will create over 5,000 high paying jobs by 2030 and under the agreement these would-be residents of the county.
  8. Protect the ratepayer with a 2 billion investment in housing in the county that is lead free and whose long-term mortgage payments create profits that go into payments for sewer users based on this Community Benefit Agreements that would be financed by the sales of MSD that would have four components to it –
  9. The QCP3 Rites of Passage Housing Program Public Housing Recapitalization will provide for current and future residents of public housing in the county in the building of new homes in mixed-use developments in the core city with an emphasis on building at least 5,000 single room occupancy units and 5,000 3-bedroom family units.
  10. The QCP3 New American Rites of Passage Housing Program is based on Everyone Deserves a Home will start with Veterans, then people with Disabilities, then Seniors, then new Adults till everyone in the county has a home and there is no one without including support for social and health program support like that needed for those addicted to drugs.
  11. In our The QCP3 New American Rites of Passage Housing Program Low-Moderate Income Housing program. We will concentrate on offering homes to our teacher’s aides in our schools, child care professionals, home health care professionals, and low-income public service workers including those who have volunteered to serve in the Ohio National Guard or U.S Military as a special focus.
  12. The QCP3 Market Rate Housing program is ring safety back in the neighborhoods by offering the employees of MSD as well as police, deputy sheriffs, bailiffs and others in the Justice System as well as other government employees for below market rate loans to build a home in the city and or county, depending where employed. We would offer funds to all federal government employees to build a new home in the city and or the county, notwithstanding their credit score.


FAU Alternative MSD Operation Transition and Cooperation Agreement Commitment 2 pgr UPDATE #1

Mayor John Cranley pledged during his 2013 campaign that he would work to give minority and women business owners a better shot at winning those contracts. Failure to do that, he said, would put Cincinnati farther behind cities that have done a better job at leveraging city contracts to grow stronger minority- and women-owned businesses.

John Cranley

“Big picture — we want a city that works for everybody,” Cranley said. “This is about doing what’s right but also about being smart about how we’re going to outpace our competitors. Those other cities are our competitors.”

The proposed changes are the result of a study of Cincinnati’s business contracts and history of dealing with minority-owned businesses. The so-called Croson study – named after a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court case that dealt with the Equal Protection Clause and municipal contracts – was conducted by a California-based consulting firm.

The city hired the firm to conduct the study and find any patterns of disparity in how the government has awarded contracts. The Croson decision requires the documenting of those disparities in order for any attempt to steer more work to women- and minority-owned companies to withstand legal challenges.

As a Public Private Partnership, we can contract with 21,000 MBE’s in the city based on the study and we beleive withstand legal challenges.

The Study

City of Cincinnati Disparity Study Final Report 9-27-2015