City Council to hear about streetcar on Monday
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:02 PM
By Robert Vitale
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Columbus City Council will begin its deliberations Monday on Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s streetcar proposal.
Council’s first public hearing on the issue has been scheduled for 5 p.m. at City Hall, Councilwoman Maryellen O’Shaughnessy’s office announced this afternoon.
The public will have a chance to share its opinions, too, the councilwoman’s office said.
The hearing will focus on the funding plan issued last month by a Coleman-appointed advisory group, which recommended new taxes on off-street parking and entertainment-event tickets, an increase in Downtown parking-meter rates, and several other sources to raise the $103 million needed to get a 2.8-mile streetcar line up and running.
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