Baltimore official nominee for Cincinnati manager

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's mayor has introduced Baltimore's finance director as his nominee for city manager.

Mayor John Cranley says Harry Black comes from a city that has also had to deal with budget and pension challenges and knows the issues facing urban areas.

Cranley introduced Black to the public in a news conference Thursday on the steps of City Hall.

Black on Thursday pledged his full commitment to Cincinnati and said he will work to attract new jobs from outside the city and find ways to create jobs from within.

A public hearing will be held Tuesday, with city council members expected to vote on Black's nomination on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old Black has been Baltimore's finance director since January 2012 and has overseen a $3.3 billion budget.

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