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On the eve of a crucial Common Council vote, Mayor Barrett will make his case for the Milwaukee streetcar project. Barrett says the streetcar is an important transportation option, that it will spur economic development and help attract young, talented workers to the city. But critics call the project a boondoggle, an unnecessary expense for a city facing more pressing issues. Hear from the Mayor himself, just hours before a decision that could determine the project’s future.