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Monday, March 03, 2014

Lots of new signatures for the trolley petition

I'd like to thank everyone who signed the Trolley Petition this weekend including Monty Trainer, left as M. Peggy Quatro looks on, and District 2 Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, right, with Kathy Hartfield looking on. Now that we have these two important signatures, we are well on our way to serious talks about the trolleys coming into the Grove. I guess I'll be handing the petitions right back to Comm. Sarnoff, with his own signature on the list, so I don't know how that works, but it could only be a good thing.

Peggy along with Giana Levya and Rafael Gutierrez were all incredible at getting signatures at the Gifford Lane Art Stroll on Sunday. I also left a petition at the Bookstore, earlier in the morning, which is still there for those of you who would like to sign it on paper. It's on the cafe counter, near the tv.

As for the electronic petition, it's not an intrusive thing, you can hide your identity to other signers if you like and your email and address and other info will not be used to spam you or contact you or bother you. It's just the way the petition works. I think you'll receive one email after signing to verify that you signed. That's it. Any news will be posted here in the Grapevine, you will not receive any other emails or snail mails.

I do hope you consider signing. David Collins, Grove former BID director said, as he was signing the petition himself, "Why wouldn't anyone not want to sign for the trolley service." Indeed. Now that the big shots of the Grove have signed, I hope you do, too. It's ok to do it.

Some people were hesitant about signing as they said they would never use the trolley, but why deprive those that would? The trolley will bring business to the Grove, alleviate parking problems and just be a great city service to have. 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good get with those Trolley Signing photos. These photos will do more to bring the Trolley to the Grove than all the e-mails and comments could. Make sure the trolley circulates to Metrorail Station at 27 Ave and if possible 37 Ave as well.

March 03, 2014 11:21 AM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

Both stations are important to get people into the Grove and 37th Avenue is where the Grove trolley would meet the City of Miami trolley.

March 03, 2014 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff signing a petition, rather than using his position to move this along is just silly. If he supports it, why has he not done a thing besides sign his name to a petition?

March 03, 2014 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Sarnoff's signing is rather ironic. Considering this:

When I asked why the service came only to the hospital I was told by Commissioner Sarnoff's office that "We had to have transportation to the hospital!"

March 03, 2014 2:40 PM  
Blogger Sledge said...

So who decides whether or not the Grove Trolley goes? The other commissioners, the Mayor, Obama?

Better yet: exactly who is opposed to it and why?(good luck with nice pictures and/or a clear answers on that one)

March 03, 2014 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reality check. A free trolley vs. the cost of a persons private vehicle to bring people to the Grove where everyone hopes money will be spent, otherwise, who cares if people come & go. There's plenty of parking in the Grove, yet businesses are hurting. I live & own several properties in the Grove since 1965 & wouldn't live elsewhere. If you have no disposable income to use your vehicle to get to the Grove how is a free trolley going to help Grove businesses? I love & enjoy the Grove, which has nothing to offer me in the way of shopping.

March 03, 2014 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny enough, Sarnoff asked for the petition to sign it! No one really wanted to ask him (rejection and/or humiliation? No thanks...) He was handed the clipboard & when asked, said this showed he was supporting the trolley... next up.. a meeting with him to get some of these questions answered..and to get the trolley wheels rolling.

March 03, 2014 5:06 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

That's true. He did ask to sign it. So did David Collins.

March 03, 2014 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i still say you are excluding the west grove again. it should go down grand all the way so that everybody has a chance to use it

March 03, 2014 8:15 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

If you think we're excluding the West Grove, it just proves that you have not read the petition.

March 03, 2014 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I agree that we want the trolley to bring people to the Grove, its also about getting Grovites to other locations. I was jealous when a friend told me about her trip from the Gables to Downtown on the trolley. Imagine going to the Wynwood Art Stroll, not having to park, having a few drinks, and taking the trolley back. Or putting your bike on the rack and using it to cover more ground. I want the trolley for me!

March 04, 2014 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does a trolly impact the Grove Circulator? Does it replace it?

March 06, 2014 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Grovites, you can have your trolley, but don't touch mine on Coral Way.

March 12, 2014 5:29 PM  

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