For the Nov. 7 election, The Enquirer will break from its longstanding custom of endorsing political candidates in favor of offering our readers with a helpful perspective that may inform your choice, with out truly telling you easy methods to vote. Right now, the editorial board examines the strengths of and questions surrounding Cincinnati’s mayoral candidates.

What do we would like Cincinnati to seem like in 2021? The subsequent mayor of the Queen Metropolis may have nice energy in shaping that imaginative and prescient, and on Nov. 7, voters get to decide on between incumbent John Cranley and challenger and Metropolis Councilwoman Yvette Simpson. Cincinnati is within the midst of a renaissance. Extra individuals and companies are shifting into the central metropolis, and our area is predicted to prime Tampa-St. Petersburg through the subsequent census because the seventeenth largest metro space in the USA. The subsequent 4 years will probably be important as Cincinnati seeks to maneuver from good to nice.

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Our city has a number of peers that have arguably made this leap. The Nashville metro area grew at a rate of roughly 100 people per day during a one-year stretch that ended in July 2016 and has used its vibrant country music scene to become a full-fledged entertainment city. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is leveraging its educational institutions, namely Carnegie Mellon University, to attract and build a burgeoning tech industry. There is no reason that Cincinnati can’t take a…