Group seeks ballot initiative for Streetcar

Street car supporters rallying in Washington Park
Street car supporters rallying in Washington Park

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Streetcar advocates are announcing plans to mobilize a grassroots effort to force a ballot initiative allowing voters to decide the fate of the Cincinnati Streetcar.

The Group "We Believe in Cincinnati" will hold a press conference Monday at 10 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall. They intend to have a signature drive to seek a charter amendment to place the issue of the Streetcar project on the ballot for voters to decide.

5,970 valid signatures are needed and their goal is to have them collected in less than two weeks, before the city is finished auditing the costs of the streetcar.

The audit was ordered by the City Council and is being conducted to determine the costs to complete or cancel the streetcar. "We Believe in Cincinnati" says they expect the results of the audit to clearly show council members that the project must continue, but are continuing to pursue a ballot initiative because they "must expect and plan for the unexpected."

The kick-off of the signature drive will being at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Click here to read more about their efforts.

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