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Cincinnatians show their support for strong public assets

After a long and tiring campaign, Cincinnatians cast their votes and made it loud and clear that they are supportive of passenger rail in Cincinnati. With all the votes in, Issue 9 has been defeated 56.2% to 43.8%.

But in a night of many important issues, Cincinnatians showed their support for strong public assets even during tough economic times. Levies for the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati/Hamilton County Public Library System, and Cincinnati Public Schools all passed along with others. Mayor Mallory won his reelection bid and the Anti-Passenger Rail Amendment was defeated.

As Carol Coletta said, “It’s a great day to live in Cincinnati. Citizens vote to support library, Museum Center, and stopped non-support of transit.”

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.