Welcome to the Mt. Washington Community Council (MWCC)

The MWCC was formed in 1925, with a mission to educate all residents of the actions of the City of Cincinnati that impact MW, inform the City’s governing agencies of the views and opinions of the residents, and to empower our residents to enhance the quality of life in Mt. Washington.

The Mt. Washington Community Council is the neighborhood’s representative voice at Cincinnati City Hall. Residents, property owners and business owners can turn to the MWCC for advice and support in dealing with zoning, land use, traffic, safety, beautification, crime prevention, recreation and many other issues affecting our community.

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The Mt. Washington Run with the Knights 5K

The Mt. Washington Run with the Knights 5K Saturday, September 19 9:00 am Start and finish at Mt. Washington School For race information, call 513-852-1895 Visit  Email Ilene Hayes at Or visit the Facebook page at... read more

Volunteers Needed!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MW SCHOOL ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK TO OCCUR ON 9/19/15 Seeking a fun volunteer assignment at a  MWcommunity event? Want to help a vital community resource? Consider the annual MW School annual 5K Run/Walk event scheduled for Saturday, September 19,... read more

Pumpkin Chuck Countdown








There have been some questions raised regarding the posting of temporary signs in Mt. Washington. The City of Cincinnati's Municipal Code clearly addresses copied below. Bottom line, temporary signs of any variety are strictly prohibited in the City's right-of-way (anywhere from 4-10 feet from the roadbed) without a permit. In addition, signs on utility poles are strictly prohibited under any circumstance.


Temporary Sign Regulations - City of Cincinnati Municipal Code

• Sec. 911-17. - Posting Bills on Streets.

Except as otherwise provided in this section or in Section 714-33, no person shall post or affix to any pole or other structure on any street, avenue, alley, park or public ground of the city, any handbill, card, circular or other printed material, including directional signs; provided however, that signs may be affixed or posted with the permission of the city manager or director of public works designating the location or direction of institutions of higher learning having an enrollment in excess of 500, stadiums or arenas having a seating capacity in excess of 12,000, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Cincinnati Union Terminal, publicly-owned parks and playfields, publicly-owned parking facilities, publicly-owned airports, the municipal vehicle testing lane, publicly-owned buildings, highway destinations, highway routes, business districts located off major thoroughfares, churches located off through highways, bridges, interchanges, or ramp connections, the Art Museum; provided further that temporary signs for special events by charitable institutions may be posted with the approval of the city manager; provided further, that temporary signs giving notice of public hearings of departments, offices, boards and commissions, of the City of Cincinnati and city council or council committees may be posted in locations approved by the city manager; and provided further that newspapers of general circulation in the City of Cincinnati may be sold from racks, containers and bags attached to poles and other structures on city sidewalks in accordance with uniform rules and regulations adopted by the city manager relating to the safety and unobstructed use of the streets by vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of posting bills on streets, a minor misdemeanor.

(C.M.C. 911-17; ordained by Ord. No. 523-1973, eff. Jan. 1, 1974; a. Ord. No. 413-1976, eff. Sept. 9, 1976; a. Ord. No. 129-1997, eff. April 30, 1997)
Analogous to C.O. 901-p9; a. Ord. No. 246-1957, eff. July 19,
1957; a. Ord. No. 334-1959, eff. Oct. 30. 1959; Ord. No. 24-1960, eff. Feb. 19, 1960; a. Ord. No. 400-1960, eff. Dec. 23, 1960; a. Ord. No. 156-1966, eff. May 27, 1966; a. Ord. No. 414-1970, eff. Dec. 23, 1970; a. Ord. No. 156-1973, eff. May 4, 1973; r. Ord. No. 523-1973, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.

• Sec. 1601-45. - Signs in Public Right-of-Way.

No person shall place, or cause to be placed, any sign, banner, placard, or other similar object in, or above, any public right-of-way without first obtaining a permit.

Items placed in violation of this section shall be deemed a public nuisance and shall be subject to immediate removal by governmental agencies. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a fourth degree misdemeanor.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 158-2006, § 1, eff. June 1, 2006)

• Sec. 1601-46. - Prohibited Sign Types and Locations.

The following signs, sign types and sign locations are prohibited:
In any public park or on any public property without the permission of the City of Cincinnati.
On any traffic control sign, utility pole, street sign, or tree.
In any location where the view of approaching or intersecting traffic would be obstructed. A sign may not be located so as to interfere with the safe movement of vehicles or pedestrians entering, leaving, or crossing a public right-of-way.
A sign affixed to a vehicle or trailer, unless the vehicle or trailer is used in ordinary course of business for the transportation of persons or materials and not for the primary purpose of advertising.
On any property without prior authorization granted by the property owner on which any sign is displayed.
Moving, flashing or animated signs, balloons, gas inflated signs or similar inflated signs, portable signs, searchlights, streamers, spinners, flags (other than those specifically permitted herein), outdoor image projections (signs projected from an external light source onto a building or structure) or any other similar devices.
Roof Signs.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 192-2008, § 1, eff. July 4, 2008)

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The Mt. Washington Community Council will hold its monthly Membership meeting Wednesday, 9/16 at 7:00 pm at the Recreation Center on Beacon. We hope you can join us. ...

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The heroin epidemic significantly impacts families, children and communities. The MWCC Board of Directors has been informed that the website for the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition will go live within the next few weeks. This will be an invaluable resource for our community. The goals of the website are to educate and inform residents and neighborhoods...and includes the following topics: Get Info, Get Help, Get Involved and Resources. The Board will inform you when the website is available, which will assist our community in strategically responding to the various problems and challenges that arise from substance use disorders. ...

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Mt. Washington Neighborhood Blitz is Wrapping Up......

We are going into the fourth day of the five day Mt. Washington Neighborhood Blitz. MWCC representatives are working with staff from the City's Public Services Department to help coordinate the cleanup of several green space areas in the public rights-of-way throughout the community. We've received several emails from residents identifying problem areas, such as obscured street and stop signs, as well as overgrown brush and weeds along roadbeds.

The Blitz does not include the cleanup of private property. We are aware of those properties that are chronic nuisances and will continue monitoring their condition, as well as following up with additional complaints with the appropriate City departments.

Over the next two days, we'll see City crews finishing up the green space and right-of-way cleanup, as well as picking up litter throughout the neighborhood. And a street sweeper will be cleaning every street.

The dumpster at the Recreation Center has been filling up daily with all sorts of debris and junk. The City has been monitoring and replacing it with an empty container on a regular basis.

Don't forget the final dumpster will be removed from the Recreation Center on Friday morning, so get rid of all that junk...with the exception of hazardous materials...that's been accumulating around the house while you have the opportunity.

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Did you know you can contribute to the Mount Washington Community Council every time you shop at Kroger? Just visit the Kroger Community Rewards page on their website...

There you'll find a variety of non-profit organizations enrolled in the Community Rewards program, which financially benefits one organization of your choice every time you use your Kroger Plus Card. We hope you'll choose the "Mount Washington Community Council" as your designated organization.

The Community Rewards program is committed to the same goal as the help our community "grow and prosper". All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! And remember to re-enroll on an annual basis. Thank you for your support!

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