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Days before spring election voters are asking questions about Confluence Project


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Downtown decision day is looming and it appears voters are still working to educate themselves about the Confluence Project and what's at stake. Some spent Sunday  afternoon asking last minute questions.

More than 60 people attended a question and answer session at Grace Lutheran Church. Public supporters of the confluence project were there to speak and provide information. News 18 wanted to know what questions or concerns brought voters to the meeting.

Mary Jo Wagner, from Eau Claire, said, "When I saw the comment on the brochure, some people think this is just for the artsy community. It's much more than that. It's much deeper."

Jon Thorpe, from Eau Claire, said, "What does this mean to the greater economy? I think we've been hyper focused on it as an arts venue, but the bigger picture here is what does it mean for the wider economy of the City of Eau Claire? What does it mean for the future, and 21-century economic development?"

Voters will decide the fate of two referendums linked to the confluence project on April 1st. But there are other big races on the ballot, including the city council presidency.

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