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Are some streetcar backers getting anxious? Comments from Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune seem to suggest so:
Portune was responding to remarks from Jeff Cappel during the public hearing portion of Wednesday's commission meeting. Cappel suggested the $4 million be retracted and put to other projects.
Via e-mail, Commissioner Portune says "I have never voiced support for the streetcar and am, at best, ambivalent about it."
To clarify, when I said "streetcar backers", I was referring to OKI, since they did pledge some money for the project.