When Milton R. Dohoney, Jr. came to Cincinnati in 2006 as the city manager, population was in decline and the city was facing massive budget gaps. His mandate was to grow both the city and its budget—without raising taxes.
Along with the other three finalists for Fort Worth city manager, Dohoney interviews with city council members Tuesday.
“In Cincinnati, we essentially transformed the city in a very short period of time,” said Dohoney, 58. “No one wants to talk about the notion of tax increase. It is unpopular politically and hard to sell. So what we did was develop a strategy to accelerate growth in the midst of a recession.”
Cincinnati added 24,000 jobs after Dohoney started.