Ald. Bob Donovan
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Anti-streetcar petition will be revived this summer: Donovan

"Make no mistake, this is not a retreat but a strategic withdrawal. We will regroup, and we will live to fight another day," says alderman

By - Mar 5th, 2015 01:34 pm

From day one, I have called for the people to have a voice in the important decision of whether the City of Milwaukee will move forward with this expensive and unwanted streetcar project.

It’s all I’ve asked for, and the motivation behind this petition drive and this referendum effort.We will continue that fight, but today, Citizens for Responsible Government has announced that the current petition drive will fall short of its goal.

Make no mistake, this is not a retreat but a strategic withdrawal. We will regroup, and we will live to fight another day.

Sometime this summer, under more favorable weather conditions, this effort will be launched anew.In the meantime, I want to thank the dedicated and hard-working people who trudged through the snow and cold to circulate these petitions.

It is awfully difficult to fight City Hall and Mother Nature at the same time. But our volunteers realize that the voice of the people must be heard, and I’m grateful for their continued efforts to carry on this fight.

With more than 25,000 signatures secured, I would say this petition is a phenomenal success.With all the challenges we faced, I can’t say enough about this wonderful group of people who have simply asked that their voices be heard.

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2 thoughts on “Anti-streetcar petition will be revived this summer: Donovan”

  1. CF says:

    Phenomenal success? How about delusional alderman? Then again, since I’m for the street car, I can see Bob Donovan’s failure as a success.

  2. Tim says:

    I don’t believe they got 25,000 signatures but I look forward to them failing again this summer. One can only wonder what the excuses will be then… sun spots? Obama?

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