Mixed Results for Urbanism in Yesterday's Elections
"The biggest story was Cincinnati’s mayoral race, where Queen City voters backed Democrat John Cranley by a wide margin," she writes. "Cranley campaigned on a platform of tearing out the city’s under-construction streetcar, even though stopping the streetcar at this point could be more expensive for the city than continuing it."
"Meanwhile," Schmitt continues, "a champion of sustainable transportation in Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn, fell to challenger Ed Murray, a state senator best known for crafting the state’s marriage equality law."
What did voters in Houston have to say about the Astrodome, you ask? Unfortunately for fans of the "Eighth Wonder of the World", voters in Harris County rejected a proposed overhaul. "County officials have not explicitly said a no vote would mean the structure would be demolished, but they've suggested as much," notes Ryan Holeywell.
At Governing, Louis Jacobson has a detailed roundup of yesterday's elections.