Today's Observer reports upon the challenges to funding Streetcar engineering. Chief among them is the fact that a funding scheme for the line, which was once promised to be operational less than a decade from now, has disappeared. Proponents of the Streetcar are now considering a Municipal Services District that would tax property owners near the Streetcar to fund a portion of costs. It has yet to be demonstrated why the Streetcar - one part of a countywide transit system - should be funded through different means than the remainder of the system.
See this article from WBTV to better understand what is at stake with pygmy goats. This has become a contentious issue in Fourth Ward as residents have resisted the reclassification of livestock as pets.