Streetcars yes. Funding gimmicks no. The current proposal to use $5 million a year in property tax revenue to fund new streetcar lines, outside of normal budget process, is a funding gimmick that I oppose and encourage the city council to reject. I support additional streetcar lines but we should not build these lines at the expense of basic city services like police, fire and street repair. And we should not be circumventing the normal budget process for this funding.
Please join me and tell the city council to reject this ill-concieved plan.