Thus, as Mayor Mallory leaves office, and Roxanne Qualls, his loyal lieutenant, seeks to succeed him, the City is mired in quagmire after crises:
- The Streetcar boondoggle is already, admittedly, $25 million over budget, and has huge additional holes from the Duke Energy lawsuit and the Blue Ash Airport lawsuit.
- The City's general fund is another $25 million out of balance, with the only hope being the sale of the City's parking revenues for 30 years to venture capitalists from New York City. Community leaders are rising up against this plan.
- The City's pension fund is some $700 million out of balance, and getting further in the hole each year as a result of under-funding.
- City residents and businesses continue to flee the City at the rate of nearly 10 residents per day, each and every day, year in and year out.