. San Antonio City Attorney Robbie Greenblum ruled this afternoon that opponents of the downtown streetcar proposal collected sufficient signatures to place a charter amendment on the November ballot, but ruled that theÂ petitions are invalid because they lack a document called a 'circulator affidavit' which he said is required under the city charter, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
Â The decision blocks, at least for now, a public vote on a charter amendment which would have required a public vote whenever any transportation project was proposed which would involve tearingÂ up public streets to build any form of rail transportation.
Â Mayor Ivy Taylor and VIA Metro Transit decided last week to put the controversial project on hold due to widespread public opposition.
Â Greenblum said regardless of what your opinion is on the streetcar, you have to follow the rules.
Â "It is my opinion it has not lived up to the process as crafted in the city charter and the way we have done it in the past," he said.
. Streetcar opponents are expected to challenge today's decision in court.