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Legal Memo Shows Former City Manager Knew of Problems
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- New information is fueling more controversy about Cincinnati's streetcar project.
A memo has surfaced from the city's law department two years ago that says the city does not have the law on its side in its lawsuit with Duke Energy over relocating utilities.
Mayor John Cranley says it shows city manager Milton Dohoney knew the city's cost projections were low by at least 15-million dollars.
"They knew at the time that there was a Supreme Court Law and State Law that was not on the city's side and yet they repeatedly said that they believed that they were going to win the lawsuit. It was obvious that that was politically adventitious to them because it kept the overall cost of the project down. But it wasn't the truth. The taxpayers have a right to know the truth about their money."
Cranley refused to say whether he thinks Dohoney or former Mayor Mark Mallory intentionally deceived the public.