Major public investments like streetcars should only be undertaken when there is broad consensus in the community, and that is clearly not the case with this issue. Ironically, I have not taken the time to build support for streetcars because I have been focused on more important priorities such as public safety, just the opposite of what has become a common misunderstanding.In short, we didn't want streetcars, and you didn't get the chance to bamboozle us into wanting streetcars because .... something.
August 13, 2007
I've complained in the past -- here and here -- about proposals to install streetcars in Madison. I'm thrilled to see today that the mayor has abandoned the plan: