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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cincinnatians show their support for strong public assets

After a long and tiring campaign, Cincinnatians cast their votes and made it loud and clear that they are supportive of passenger rail in Cincinnati. With all the votes in, Issue 9 has been defeated 56.2% to 43.8%.


But in a night of many important issues, Cincinnatians showed their support for strong public assets even during tough economic times. Levies for the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati/Hamilton County Public Library System, and Cincinnati Public Schools all passed along with others. Mayor Mallory won his reelection bid and the Anti-Passenger Rail Amendment was defeated.


As Carol Coletta said, "It's a great day to live in Cincinnati. Citizens vote to support library, Museum Center, and stopped non-support of transit."

4 comments:

Gordon Bombay said...

Mrs. Coletta got it right. Today is a great day for Cincy. As we celebrated tonight it felt so cool to be a part of something that so many different people came together to supports. Dems, Repubs, independents, people from all walks of life came together in the name of improving our city.

Some photos from the victory party:
http://tiny.cc/Yrssr

Jeff said...

And casinos!!!

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

I did feel a little emotional this morning when Cincinnati put thier votes to goo use. it could have gone better for Issue 3, but you win some and you loose some.

5chw4r7z said...

It is incredible to see Cincinnati come together and say enough!
We can not cut our way to greatness, it will take vision and investment and I think this is what people voted for.
The city voted the opposite of what the cave man wanted on every city/county issue and I hope they do some soul searching and see how out of touch they are with everyone else.
But I doubt it.

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