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By DAVE FIDLIN Special to The Post MILWAUKEE — A decision on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's much-scrutinized down- town streetcar proposal will have to wait until after the new year. After receiving favorable recommenda- tions from several panels last week, the Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday decided to delay a vote on the hotly contested streetcar that could link downtown com- muters to the lakefront and the East Side neighborhood on a 4-mile loop. The council spent little time deliberating on the streetcar proposal at a Dec. 16 meeting. A small majority cast votes to delay a vote, including Aldermen James Bohl Jr., Joe Davis Sr., Bob Donovan, Joe Dudzik and Tony Zielinski. "I think it would be appropriate to hold it for further debate," Dudzik said during the brief discussion at this week's council meet- ing. Only three votes were needed to delay the vote, as outlined in the city code. But a munic- ipal provision further states a vote can only be delayed once, meaning aldermen will have to formally vote with a "yes" or "no" when the issue returns to the council agenda Wednesday, Jan. 21. Last week, the council's Joint Committee on Downtown Streetcar Implementation voted to recommend moving forward on the design of the transportation system, which could entail $49 million in public funding to bring it to fruition. All told, Barrett's latest proposal for the DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit MARK BELLING Enough already with 'Enough Already' Page 9 Potawatomi doubling down on hypocrisy with ad campaign • Avocados have more protein than any other fruit. • Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails. • Sixty cows can produce a ton of milk a day. – Source: Cool Facts app ANNUAL HOLIDAY EVENT REACHES MILESTONE — PAGE 17 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Bills' defense was impressive against Packers and Broncos Page 14 Neither Rodgers nor Manning had good days Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Decision on downtown streetcar will wait until January MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DECEMBER 19, 2014 See STREETCAR on Page 8 Common Council delays vote on Barrett's proposal Barrett Donovan Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414-744-9868 241736011 With coupon. Expires 1/2/15. per axle. ALIGNMENT most cars $ 48 95 Senior & Veteran Discounts $ 59 95 New Chamberlain LiftMaster 1 /2 HP Model #8365 On Sale! Quality top rated garage door opener includes two remotes, deluxe inside wall button, safety photo eyes, lifetime motor warranty, installation, haul away old opener & tax. *Limited time offer. LIMITED TIME OFFER! 16x7 Steel Raised Panel Door Includes installation, remove and haul away old door, reattach opener, tax. *Prices may vary due to Lead Abatement law. $ 695 * ClipNSave 414-418-3667 (DOOR) BROKEN GARAGE DOOR SPRING, CABLE OR OPENER? We'll Fix It Fast! Same Day Service - Lowest Price Extend the life of your door & opener with a TUNE UP, LUBE & SAFETY INSPECTION Parts extra if needed. – Special Package – INCLUDES INSTALLATION $ 299 * Regularly a $349 value! Must mention ad for special! BLANDO DOOR CO. LLC. 241526070

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