With their nose at the trough, they're looking for money on street cars.
Mallory covered a range of topics during the 45-minute address, from recycling efforts to the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence to the need for a more accurate Census in 2010 (Cincinnati's "true and accurate population," he said, is 378,259, not the current official count of around 331,000).
But the mayor was the most animated and forceful by far while talking about what he considers an imperative - pushing ahead on the the controversial $185 million streetcar project, which he said will have a "dramatic and lasting impact on the future of Cincinnati."
Anybody who doesn't heed the "All aboard!" on streetcars, Mallory implied, is simply a "naysayer." It was an unequivocal statement from the mayor, full of fight.
OK Mayor Mark; call me a naysayer. But let me ask this question... The city of Cincinnati had street cars at one time all built and running the routes your plan has. Why did all those wonderful, delightful street cars go away?
Maybe you or one of these trolley car lackies can put a comment on this blog as to why the original system is gone and why this new one is going to be so much better.