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Meetings set on stopping Cincinnati streetcar

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's new mayor is wasting no time trying to derail Cincinnati's new streetcar.

The day after he was sworn in, Mayor John Cranley has set two key meetings on the $133 million project.

The first is for a newly formed streetcar committee to consider a proposal that would stop construction and call for a financial review of the project.

Shortly after, the city council will hold a special session to consider the proposal.

Members of the public will be allowed to give their say at the second meeting, although they'll be limited to two minutes.

The city has spent more than $23 million on the 3.6-mile streetcar line and has another $94 million obligated in contracts.

Critics say it's too expensive while supporters say it will be an economic powerhouse.

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