Charlotte City Council just voted 6-4 for a budget that doesn't include a $119 million expansion of the city's streetcar project. (See my earlier post here.)
Then Mayor Anthony Foxx vetoed that vote. What happens next? The council reconsiders the veto at its next meeting – 6:30 p.m. today. It takes 7 votes to override a veto. Council member James Mitchell is not here but he has been a streetcar supporter. Unless something changes (always possible) the streetcar is not dead yet.
Must go now; Patrick Cannon is finally saying something. He's been quiet so far.
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Mary Newsom is a lifelong journalist and observer of city life in the Charlotte region and beyond, with a focus on urban design, sustainable development, growth and city planning. She is associate director of urban and regional affairs at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. Her blog reflects her views only, not necessarily those of the institute or of UNC Charlotte. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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