It is not a question of whether the Cincinnati Park Board is for sale; it is only a question of how much. Since January 2019, when the Park Board chair Brad Lindner met privately with Western & Southern CEO John Barrett and agreed to destroy a portion of Cincinnati’s urban forest in exchange for $1.8 million, Markovits, Stock & DeMarco has been relentlessly advocating to save the only shade trees in Lytle Park.
In the middle of the litigation surrounding these trees and without any notice, on July 18, 2019, the Park Board stopped its workers at one site to rush them to Lytle Park to try to cut down these trees before anyone would notice. Its plan did not work. The attorneys at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco were able to rush to the Hamilton County Courthouse and obtain an emergency restraining order against the City of Cincinnati and the Park Board. Thanks to their quick work, one of the majestic London Plane shade trees is still standing. Click here to see a copy of the emergency order signed by Judge Thomas Beridon.
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