Dear fellow tax hikers, we made one significant omission in our Peter Stautberg endorsement piece that ran yesterday. Stautberg endorsed a No vote on Cincinnati's 2009 Issue 9, a Charter Amendment which would have stopped the city's streetcar. We have editorialized in favor of the streetcar from the beginning and we very much appreciate Stautberg's key support in keeping the project alive.
Our enemy Tom Brinkman has always opposed the streetcars. He even supported both ballot initiatives that would have stopped the streetcar dead in its tracks. This is in line with Brinkman's history as a stadium tax opponent, COAST founder, and record as a State Representative of opposing all tax increases.
We must be successful in completing the original $200 million streetcar plan. Not only that, but as the visionaries we are we have also proposed a big tax increase to build multiple streetcar lines throughout the city. We are getting streetcars, whether conservatives like Tom Brinkman like it or not. We can thank Peter Stautberg for his assistance in making it happen. Stautberg for State Rep!