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Friday, March 29, 2013

Big fight over streetcars going on in the DC area

Boy is this a familiar scenario
“If this is such a good idea, why don’t you let the county vote on it?” one resident asked, prompting the chant of “Vote! Vote! Vote!”
County Board member Mary H. Hynes said the county does not have the right under Virginia law to hold a referendum unless the county is asking voters to approve issuing general obligation bonds.
“How is it not an ethics violation for a member of this board to be employed by a company that has financially benefited from this project?” another resident asked.
Arlington streetcar forum gets raucous - The Washington Post

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