TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTIAN FIRES BACK AT COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON OVER POTENTIAL CHARTER CHANGE FOR PETITION INITIATIVES!!!
Yesterday TKC broke news of a stunning development regarding Kansas City's Citizen Initiative Petition Process and a potential charter change that would essentially take out-of-towners out of the game.
Kansas City Transit Activist Clay Chastain has labored tirelessly in order to garner signatures for his light rail citizen initiative petitions. Update: There's even talk that he'll make a legal challenge against this move.
To wit . . .
CHECK CLAY CHASTAIN'S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON OVER PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHARTER AND KANSAS CITY'S PETITION PROCESS!!!
Here's the presser that was sent out this morning . . .
Chastain vs. Councilman Russ Johnson.
The City Councilman that likes to show off his intelligence quota...and is the one that led City Hall in overturning 73,998 votes in favor of a 2006 light rail petition initiative, and is also behind the City's on-going effort to block a vote on another valid light rail petition initiative signed by 4,000 voters, and is (you guessed it) the one behind the City's pathetic competing streetcar transit plan...wants to put his own self-serving emergency ordinance before the voters to further restrict the initiative process, which is now a fraud.!!!!!!!!!!!!
If this councilman had another brain...it would be lonesome.
Thank goodness Kansas City has an initiative process to enable the people to go around such a bully-style government that is appearing more and more to be insecure, a right good incompetent, and a whole lot self-serving.
P.S. Russ (Mensa) Johnson: What does it matter who circulates an initiative when voters have to sign it and voters have to approve it?
What is this big bad government afraid of...its own voters?
Community activist, Clay Chastain
Over the years we've read a lot of stuff from Clay but this certainly represents that transit activist getting raw. Undoubtedly this petition process switch-up is a bigger deal than most suspect. And again, it's unfortunate that limits to voters exercising their rights seem to be growing while lobbyists pretty much work freely at City Hall.
DEVELOPING . . .