We formed our organization to prevent the Trolley Trail from becoming the pathway for a fixed rail streetcar line and/or light rail system.
While that is still true, we now understand that our mission is to prevent the creation of an expanded Transportation Development District, also known as the “TDD” or “District”. The District would be a new independent taxing authority. Reasons for opposition include: the special assessment of homes, businesses and non-profits located within 1/2 of either side of the streetcar tracks (wherever they are located); the 1% additional sales tax that will be levied in the entire Transportation Development District as well as the noise, vibration and visual disturbance that will be created for those closest in proximity to the track, to name a few. We have come to understand that this is a social justice issue which affects all of us but in disproportionate amounts.