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CONFLUENCE PROJECT: County-wide referendum approved, city charter ordinance defeated

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- As the results came in supporters of the project watched at the Firehouse Bar for the final tallies.

When it was all said and done a large cheer went up and the celebration began. Supporters say the results were a good start but that there is still a lot more that needs to be done before the project becomes a reality.

"I think it sends a great message to folks at the state level that this is something the community supports and that we want to be partners in this and it's your turn now state come join us on this ride,"said Ben Richgruber from Voices for Growth.

Of course not everyone was excited for the results of the vote. After the last ballots were counted, we spoke to a member of the opposition group Voters with Facts.

"The important thing is we got out and talked to people. And we made people more knowledgeable. Because what we want to do is make sure if the project goes forward, that it's very successful. Because what we don't need is another Civic Center in downtown Eau Claire," said Bob Von Haden.

We'll have more reaction to the results and what the next steps for the Confluence Project are Wednesday night.

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Eau Claire (WQOW) -  686 days since the Confluence Project was unveiled, voters have spoken. The county-wide referendum was approved: 11,579-9778. The city charter ordinance was defeated -- 8,095 were opposed -- 5,584 voted in support.

 

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