Ald. Bob Donovan
Press Release

Alderman Donovan will hold streetcar project rally, petition drive Saturday

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a rally and news conference at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.

By - Jun 15th, 2012 11:21 am

Alderman Bob Donovan will hold a rally and news conference at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, June 16) to energize volunteers who will then fan out across the city to solicit signatures in opposition to the proposed downtown streetcar project. The event will take place outside McKiernan’s Pub at S. 37th and W. Becher Streets.

“I fully expect a huge number of petition circulators to take part in tomorrow’s efforts, and by God you will see them in many parts of our city,” said Alderman Donovan.

Also, in a letter sent yesterday to Mayor Barrett, the alderman again asks for a public referendum on the streetcar project, stating that he is convinced that 70% of city residents don’t support the project. Just as he did in previous letters to the mayor (that received no response), Alderman Donovan also again suggests using the $65 million for the streetcar project to repair city streets – something that could create up to 1,000 jobs.

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