Streetcar proponents have spent
considerably more on their campaign
than the anti-streetcar people,
probably because Issue 48 is so wide-reaching it has brought out
people concerned with things way more important than the streetcar
such as regional planning, commuter rail and making Cincinnati not
look like it totally sucks.
Also being outspent are the SB 5
, who have seen support decline dramatically in recent
weeks as people look around their neighborhoods and see a bunch of
regular people whose rights would be taken away. And Building a
Better Ohio does unethical things like this
, which makes people think
they are meanies. Here
's a blog about City Council candidate Chris Smitherman arguing against all the legal experts who say Issue 48 will block all rail construction through 2020.