jjoyce wrote:Don't you think it's time those who are anti-streetcar (and that's a broad coalition) put up or shut up? Does this need to be like the smoking ban where the opponents just wait until it's law before they start complaining?
In case any of you are wondering, now is the moment when you need to make yourselves heard on this issue. Go to a meeting. Write an email. Call your alder. This isn't going to happen if the city doesn't want it and from where I sit, it seems pretty clear that the city doesn't want it.
I can only speak for myself but I have been doing more than just making snarky comments on this forum.
I attended mayoral debates and forums. I questioned candidates on their position regarding street cars. I also had extended conversations with friends and neighbors regarding this issue. I attended the public events at the Monona Terrace (an event the mayor chose to duck by the way).
Also, I have done research on my own regarding streetcars in other cities.
I will continue to do whatever I can. But I am just an ordinary citizen. I am not on any boards or committees. I am not an elected official. And I don't work for a newspaper or run a major web forum.
One thing I can do is make a lot of noise and vote!
I feel it is rather arrogant of you Jason to simply assume that all those who are against the streetcars are doing is making snarky posts on this forum.
Smoking ban is one thing Street Cars are another. Don't confuse the two issues.
Finally, at least some of us have the balls to state what our position is - so what is your position on streetcars Jason? For or against? And your reason why.