We are nearing the Mayoral primary to be held on September 10. On the ballot will be three streetcar opponents (Jim Berns, Sandra Queen Noble, John Cranley) and one streetcar supporter (Roxanne Qualls). Obviously, we hope that you support the mayoral candidate who supports this dynamic project currently underway, and will work toward building extensions that head into Cincinnati’s great neighborhoods.
You can show your support this Thursday at a fundraiser for Roxanne Qualls and Wendall Young (pro-streetcar city council candidate). The fundraiser will take place downtown at El Coyote, which sits directly on the phase one streetcar route, and will start at 5:30 P.M.
Here’s what John Schneider, the host of the event, has to say about the two candidates:
Twenty years ago, Roxanne Qualls began to reshape our city in ways that are more apparent every day. A three-term mayor of Cincinnati and president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, she first proposed regional rail transit and has been the Cincinnati Streetcar’s principal champion on City Council.
Against great odds, she seized the opportunity to narrow Fort Washington Way and claim our riverfront for the first time in 225 years and reinvested in Findlay Market and new housing choices. She’ll need Wendell Young to be re-elected to City Council, for without a future-focused Council, Cincinnati could easily revert to the lazy city of a decade ago.
If you support the Cincinnati Streetcar then you should support the candidates who have taken a clear position of support on the project (Roxanne Qualls for Mayor and Wendell Young, Laure Quinlivan, Yvette Simpson, Chris Seelbach, Shawn Butler, Greg Landsman, Mike Moroski, and Michelle Dillingham for City Council).