TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! PROPOSED CITY COUNCIL CHARTER CHANGE APPARENTLY TAKES AIM AT CLAY CHASTAIN AND KANSAS CITY PETITIONERS WITH STRINGENT NEW RULES!!!
Without question it's getting harder to participate in Kansas City's Democracy.
Not only does this town suffer HORRIFICALLY LOW voter turnout rates . . . But now check out an ordinance for an election that would change up one of the few fun aspects of this town's elections.
CHECK OUT COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON SPONSORING AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE FOR A BALLOT ITEM THAT WOULD STIFLE THE CITIZEN INITIATIVE PETITION PROCESS FOR PEOPLE LIKE CLAY CHASTAIN AND OTHERS LIVING OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS!!!
"Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at an election to be held on November 6, 2012, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require that each person circulating an initiative, referendum or recall petition be a current resident of Kansas City, Missouri; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after August 24, 2012, but not later than August 28, 2012; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure."
To wit . . .
THIS EMERGENCY ORDINANCE WOULD ESSENTIALLY PUT KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN OUT OF COMMISSION!!!
And this bit of legislation wouldn't just impact Clay . . .
- There would also be a consequence for anti-nuke advocates.
- A few of the pro-hemp legal weed petitioners would have to remember another rule.
- On the conservative side . . . Rex Sinquefield supported advocates would have had to endure the trouble of finding local workers for his anti-e-tax initiative.
And while we like to keep things local . . . Sadly, lobbying money in Kansas City flows freely in every direction and only citizen input into our declining local Democracy is heavily regulated.
DEVELOPING . . .