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City Attorney Says Streetcar Petitions Might be Moot

Legal opinion says Common Council approval of streetcar in July 2011 might make petition drive demanding a referendum irrelevant.

By - Jan 30th, 2015 10:54 am

Legal opinion says Common Council approval of streetcar in July 2011 might make petition drive demanding a referendum irrelevant. Back to the full article.

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6 thoughts on “Back in the News: City Attorney Says Streetcar Petitions Might be Moot”

  1. TamiW says:

    i, for one, am sick of the full frontal assault on any form of rational public transportation. It’s been going on since the 90s, and the renewed vigor against the street car is beyond the pale. It’s people outside the community trying to negatively influence the city of Mikwaukee to keep the city from thriving. We don’t need more freeways to take people past the city.

    Let’s break ground already!

  2. Maggie Kuhn Jacobus says:

    I’ve been following the street car debate closely and getting excellent insight through the outstanding reporting of Urban Milwaukee. But I’m honestly lost at this point: remind me why people are against a mode of transportation to the point of threats of violence and governmental gridlock? What would happen if these Aldermen and pro bono attorneys and concerned citizens put their minds to SOLVING something rather than simply be obstructionist for reasons no one can even remember?

    Keep shining the light of truth, Bruce Murphy. You are a rare journalistic gem these days.

  3. Observer says:

    Yesterday at my senior swim class a gushing lady smiling ear to ear said she brought a petition so we all can sign it. “But you have to be a Milwaukee County resident she said. After telling her I was in favor of the streetcar she didn’t pursue it. I started smiling to myself thinking the petition will get tossed for not restricting it to Milwaukee city residents. I didn’t want any confrontation but I wondered how she would feel if Milwaukee city residents presented petitions demanding low income housing in Hales Corners where she lived.

  4. David says:

    Divide and conquer is working. Has there ever been a time in history when the “have nots” fought each other over scraps? There was a time when the people rose up against “the man”. Now firefighters are fighting against teachers and other working people over pensions. This streetcar is real infrastructure for the people that benefits us all.

  5. Tom Barretts Pharmacist says:

    The Streetcar is the one and only thing Milwaukee needs. This is a solution to all of the public policy issues that we face in Milwaukee. There is no other issue worth talking about except a Streetcar. It will pay for itself in no time and the projections for ridership is so understated that we should be expecting dividends.

    Tom Barrett does not like to bicker or fight over anything. He’s a bystander held hostage by a brutal dictator in Madison. There will be no payoffs or favors made to any Streetcar lobbyists at all. This Streetcar is altruism defined.

  6. David says:

    What’s your point?

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