Yesterday morning, proponents of the Cincinnati Streetcar held a press conference, at city hall, urging Cincinnatians to vote no on issue 48. Some of the people that spoke yesterday, were former Cincinnati NAACP presidents Milton Hilton and Nathaniel Jones. Check out the video below to hear the reasons why the former chapter presidents are supporting the streetcar.
This morning, Cincinnati NAACP president Juanita Adams accused the group, “Cincinnatians For Progress” , of misrepresenting the NAACP’s position, and using the logo without permission. In response to the press conference, yesterday, she issued the following statement.
“I hope the citizens for progress are prepared to pay legal fees, court costs, and restitution for misrepresentation of our Executive Committee and Membership’s position on a Yes vote on Issue 48.”
If Issue 48 passes, it will forbid the city from building or developing any rail system until 2020.