First round of ballot wording process completed

Tue, Sep 1 2009 — Source: The Enquirer

The first round in the battle over how to word a ballot measure that would require public votes before the city of Cincinnati spends any money on streetcars or other forms of passenger rail transit went to supporters of the proposed charter amendment Tuesday. After a lengthy debate and despite repeated requests from opponents to alter what voters will see on Nov. 3, City Council’s Rules Committee left untouched draft ballot language prepared by city attorneys that essentially repeats the wording used on petitions circulated to get the measure on the ballot.