The sidebar could also be read as taking a slap at the City for the underhanded way in which the plan was rolled out, one day after the high-profile public hearings on the project.
The opening line sums up the City's thoughts on the Dohoney plan:
The latest plan to pay for the Cincinnati streetcar just adds more patches to an already patched-up financing plan.
It then details the concerns about raiding other pots of money to advance the boondoggle, stealing from Over-the-Rhine improvements, raiding the funds set aside for the long-delayed Music Hall renovation. The Ed Board missed the additional burden on the taxpayers -- a property tax increase to pay for more bonds -- tucked into the Dohoney proposal.
Still, it was welcomed independent inquiry of this project that sorely needs some hard questions asked and answered before further resources are committed to it.