Monday, September 14, 2009

The city is going to hold a series of open houses to explain to people what the streetcar proposal means to them.
With any luck the WDaV crew will bus in out-of-town tea bagging hecklers to yell & holler & turn the meetings into Maury Povich shows.
Times & locations:
5-7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown.
6-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Bond Hill Recreation Center, 1501 Elizabeth Place.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 on Fountain Square, Downtown.
5-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St., Downtown.
6-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. (in Hyde Park Plaza)
6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave.
6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Corryville Recreation Center, 2823 Eden Ave.
6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the LeBlond Recreation Center, 2335 Riverside Drive, East End.
5-7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Cincinnati City Hall, Room 115, 801 Plum St., Downtown.
630-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Price Hill Recreation Center, 959 Hawthorne Ave.

Fishwrap Story here.


Mark Miller said...

Amazing how the simple act of voting forces politicians to explain themselves to the folks paying the bills. Perhaps if they thought of this earlier, and used public input to refine the plan, a charter amendment might not have been necessary.

Quimbob said...

They did, Mark. They have been having open forums for 3 flippin' years.
Citizens have a responsibility to keep on top of what's going on with their government.

Mark Miller said...

No, you're missing the key ingredient, USE PUBLIC INPUT TO REFINE THE PLAN.

I attended Michael Moore's presentation of the trolley plan to the Invest in Neighborhoods Summit at XU in November 2008. Two hour Powerpoint presentation followed by questions, but it was strictly a one-way affair.

Mike's a good guy and a dynamic speaker, but there was never any effort on the City's part to find out if people even wanted a streetcar. They were always just pushing their plan.

geebee said...

People don't know they want a streetcar 'till they decide to leave the car at home, hop on and realize they can actually get somewhere without parking. If you waited for taxpayers to say yes on it, they'd die of old age in line at the gas station.