COAST has debuted their new yard signs that prominently feature a decorated bus (much like the Holly Jolly Trolley seen Downtown every holiday season and the special event trolleys that take people on tours of the city). The signs also simply state “Stop the Streetcar” instead of “We Demand a Vote” or “Stop All Passenger Rail” or “Any Means Any” or “No Taxation Without Representation” or “Lets Go Teabagging” or anything that would be closer to the truth.

When it comes down to the very core of COAST, and their stance on Issue 9, it’s not about Democracy, voting, or even empowering the public to keep their government in check. What Issue 9 is all about for COAST (a special interest political group that has fought everything from gay rights to red light cameras to funding for our public libraries and childrens museum) is permanently changing our city’s charter to more closely fit their political ideologies.

They’re paid to fight for this while the rest of us are not. Our city’s future is far to important to fall for the tricks of a special interest group looking out for no one else but themselves and their futures. A wise man once said, “follow the money trail.”