Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, February 20, 2009

David Pepper announces website to help working families

Yesterday, Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper gave his 2009 State of the County Address to the Cincinnati Rotary Club and announced this new Hamilton County Helping Working Families website that will help working families get through the current economic crisis. The site, which he also posted on his PepTalk blog, can help residents save on energy bills, prescription drugs, and food; and it also has links to programs for free tax preparation, job-training programs, and federal assistance to cover child-care and medical expenses.

Other key initiatives Mr. Pepper announced during his address and posted on his blog:
  1. a strategy to provide relief to middle class and working families, including expanding successful Foreclosure Prevention efforts
  2. reemphasized job creation strategies
  3. efforts to make the County an easier place to do business
  4. a policy that the County and City will insist that all jobs being created through public dollars be listed and made available to County residents, through the Super Jobs Center
  5. explained that the County will use the stimulus to make strategic investments in construction, energy, transportation, and community revitalization projects
This Cincinnati Business Courier article has more about Mr. Pepper's announcements.