And the homeowners take it in the shorts!
A residential property owner would pay up to $1,600, or no more than one-third of the cost of replacing the private section, if the work is done by a city contractor, under the ordinance based on a proposal made by Mayor Tom Barrett.
Tens of millions for trolleys, but not enough for the city to cover this.
Do you see the union perk in there? The city will pay for “city approved” contractors over $1,600. You can imagine that a few choice contractors will make a killing on this for years. Why couldn’t the city just cover anything over $1,600 irrespective of who did the work? Follow the money.