TKC BREAKING NEWS!!!! CLAY CHASTAIN: "WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!!"
After a court decision didn't go his way today . . .
CHECK THE LATEST PRESSER FROM CLAY CHASTAIN!!! THE KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST VOWS TO KEEP FIGHTING!!!
Take a look and remember that Clay is the only guy to win a citywide light rail election:
Press Release - Clay Chastain, 15 Jan, 2013
We are now marching toward Gettysburg and a great legal and political battle over the people's right to initiative in the dictatorial run city of Kansas City, Missouri.
We intend to ask for a full panel of Appellate judges to hear this case, and will take it to the Missouri Supreme Court if necessary.
Hell, to the Federal Supreme Court if necessary!!!
This full panel of Appellate judges will include Judge Holliger who ruled decisively against the city in 1996 when the city tried to block my valid Union Station initiative.
As to the erroneous Appellate Court ruling:
This sophmoric ruling was based off a Cost / Revenue info sheet of mine that should never have been permitted as evidence since it was not first introduced in the lower court hearing.
What's more, even if the info sheet were allowed it is just my opinion...not provable fact. No where on the initiative itself were there any cost or revenue estimates endorsed and supported by four thousand registered voters!!!!!!!
Finally, no one...not even judges ...can predict how much revenue a 3/8-cent sales tax will generate over a quarter of a century, or how much the proposed transit system will cost until implementation is underway. Thus, how can any court rule that the initiative fails to raise enough revenue to complete the project?
When the court cites the initiative as admitting it will not raise enough revenue because it uses the verb,"to help" fund it fails to understand that the initative has to be worded this way because all transit projects receive funding from a variety of sources besides the local tax. This does not imply that the sales tax itself won't raise enough money...since no one can know or prove whether it will or it won't.
The judges and the city played loose and fast with an info sheet that should have had no legal influence on the merits of this valid initiative!!!!!!!!
We have only just begun to fight.