To: City of Edinburgh Council

Call for a public referendum prior to any future spending on Edinburgh Tram 'extension' #TramRef

Call for a public referendum prior to any future spending on Edinburgh Tram 'extension' #TramRef

The City of Edinburgh Council must hold a public referendum, open to all Edinburgh council-tax paying residents, before committing to any 'extension' of the
existing Edinburgh Tram line.

Why is this important?

In a period where the already barely adequate council services are being slashed, council tax and other charges are rising, and the enquiry into the previous Tram fiasco has not yet completed, the City of Edinburgh Council must allow residents to voice their opinions on the proposed £165,000,000 (current estimate) expenditure in extending the Edinburgh Tram line.

Edinburgh

Reasons for signing

  • million pounds to be borrowed for a system that replaces a bus and is paid for by fares that would have gone to the bus anyway, Crisis in social care must come first before white elephant prestige project
  • Will create hideous traffic jams all over leith during and after constuction, and put every small business on the extended route into liquidation. Only people who want this are the councillors, just like last time. This council should never be trusted with any public builing projects ever again, given their track record. Lesley Hinds, and others should be in jail for their part in the last fiasco.
  • I believe the people of Edinburgh do not need to go through another fiasco of extortionate cost and loss of earnings or livelihood the last time the council pushed through there decision.

Updates

2018-04-16 15:12:13 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-04-04 17:35:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-04-04 08:35:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-04-03 23:55:20 +0100

10 signatures reached