Northeast Kansas City Perspective: Toy Train Streetcar Democracy Consideration!!!
This week on the blog has been highlighted by a VERY INTENSE and EXCLUSIVE debate regarding the study of future toy train streetcar expansion.
The most AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS started the discussion with news of Northeast opposition.
And then . . .
Insiders got back to us with an overwhelming show of support for the Independence Ave. Streetcar study.
Now . . .
CHECK THIS STREETCAR STATEMENT FROM A LONGTIME NORTHEAST KANSAS CITY RESIDENT!!!
Direct quote from our Northeast neighbors . . .
"If you add up the dues paying membership of all those groups supporting the streetcar in Northeast you might MIGHT… get to one-hundred people. The Northeast is populated by over 20,000 folks…But, then again, the groups are not about representative government or they would have been outraged by the way the downtown line came about."
Here's something worth watching . . . This debate could follow the pattern of discourse throughout Kansas City's urban core that's undergoing a highly publicized gentrification/renaissance . . . Richer, younger, newer homeowners might use exert their influence and political prowess to push their pro-streetcar advocacy while longtime residents could be left out of the ongoing discussion in favor of the new gentry.
Developing . . .