Community Budget Requests

FY 2024-2025 Biennial Budget Community Budget Request (CBR) Overview:

Every two years, each Community Council can submit up to 3 projects to the City of Cincinnati that they would like to see happen in their neighborhood through a process called Community Budget Requests (CBR). This process is intended for community councils to provide suggestions on funding projects that are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of each neighborhood. The communities’ projects are reviewed by appropriate City departments during their budget preparation (i.e. repaving a road would go to the Department of Transportation and Engineering). Potential funding options for the projects are considered and recommendations will be made to City Council in the proposed FY 2024-2025 budget.

Projects should relate to the implementation of an existing neighborhood plan or are paramount to the preservation and/or revitalization of the neighborhood.

The Oakley Community Council is Interested in your suggestions/ideas for potential projects.

This process will be introduced at the June 7th, 2022 meeting, inputs will be collected over the summer, and voting on the projects to submit will be conducted at the September 6th meeting.

Submit your suggestion(s) here.

Review existing suggestions here.

Submit your vote/ranking here.


Oakley Master Plan Goals & Strategies Summary

Full Oakley Master Plan

Plan Cincinnati Vision, Goals, Strategies

City of Cincinnati Helpful Links:

  • Cincinnati Budget Engagement
  • Budget Basics & CBR Information Session Recording
  • Budget Basics & CBR Information Session PowerPoint here.
  • CBRs can be found in the appendices of the approved capital budget documents here. Attached here is a copy of the CBRs from the most recent budget cycle (FY 22-23)
  • CBR Contact List (attached): If you have questions about a CBR that was approved for funding in the past, you can reach out to the contact on this list if you have questions about the status.
  • Street Rehab Info: During the meeting there was a question about street rehab. Please see information/responses below:
    • Factors Involved in Street Selection: This explains the process used to determine which streets are rehabilitated (attached)
    • Street Rehab Triennial Cycle: This shows which neighborhoods are included in which rehab year (attached)
    • Infrastructure Projects since 2019: This document shows various infrastructure projects, including street rehabs, that have been implemented since 2019. (attached)
    • Street Capital Acceleration Plan Map ( Shows information related to street condition and potential future program work.
    • Should you have any questions about this information please reach out to Jennifer Russell, Street Rehab Program Manager with the Dept. of Transportation & Engineering, at | 513-352-6235 or Chris Ertel, Principal Transportation Design Engineer with the Dept. of Transportation & Engineering, at | 513-352-3295.

Any questions/comments should be directed to

Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) Timeline:

  • Summer 2022 - Preliminary FY 23 Budget Development
  • August – October 2022 – Engage departments and community on CBR submission ideas
  • September 30, 2022 – CBR submissions due by 4 p.m.
  • October – December 2022 – CBRs reviewed by departments
  • December 2022 - Departments Submit Capital Requests (permanent improvements) to Budget Office

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