TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TROLLEY TRACK TRAIL SUPPORTERS PLAN LEGAL ACTION AGAINST KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR BROOKSIDE EXPANSION!!!
Last night the people of Brookside got their first glimpse of an angry Mayor Sly James and streetcar advocates looking rather frustrated and flustered.
To wit . . .
THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ENCOUNTERED SERIOUS OPPOSITION IN BROOKSIDE AND A MEETING LAST NIGHT BROUGHT MAYOR SLY AND STREETCAR CHEERLEADERS TO A FULL STOP!!!
The Mayor's propaganda didn't last for long . . . And we hear that it was kinda cool that somebody told local real estate mogul Whitney Kerr to pipe down. (lolz)
Anyhoo . . . From the get go . . . The Mayor and toy train supporters were on the defensive . . .
Public testimony basically started with the folks in Brookside pleading that they simply couldn't afford more taxes to pay for the pricey line.
Also . . . Streetcars so close to residential neighborhoods with kids running around proved to be a concern for the crowd.
Even worse . . . The Mayor's presentation was HORRIBLE according to folks at the meeting as Mayor Sly dropped his nice guy routine when confronted with real opposition.
One KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER seyz: "The Mayor was combative, angry and made a really poor presentation . . . The main thing I came away with is that people in Brookside just don't trust City Hall to keep their word about the streetcar plans after such a deceptive downtown election."
One more thing . . .
While Mayor Sly and City Council dude Russ Johnson attended the meeting . . .
MORE THAN A FEW IN THE CROWD NOTICED THE COUNCIL MEMBERS MARCASON, GLOVER AND SHARP WERE ABSENT FROM THIS IMPORTANT VOTER DISCUSSION IN THEIR DISTRICTS!!!
But it gets even better and here's the real news that mainstream media has missed so far . . .
BROOKSIDE OPPONENTS TO KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN EXPANSION ARE PLANNING LEGAL ACTION TO STOP THE STREETCAR IN ITS TRACKS!!!
Don't take the word of TKC for it . . .
Check this timeline that notes LEGAL PAPERWORK FOR OPPOSITION AGAINST THE PLAN TO BE FILED THIS MONTH according to a timeline distributed at the meeting!!!
Never mind that the toy train needs to turn East and go into 18th and Vine to help revive the East Side district . . . For now this opposition has COMPLETELY DERAILED streetcar cheerleaders.
Want to see streetcar despriation?
Streetcar cheerleaders are even spoofing Facebook pages in a pathetic attempt to create confusion. . .
Save The Trolley Trail folks are organizing on this FB page.
Meanwhile . . .
The streetcar consultants and fakers have created a spoof page to try and trick social media denizens . . . They're even using the a similar tag/about line to complete their deception.
In conclusion . . . These topics dominated the discussion . . .
- Opposition To Higher Toy Train TAXES
- Concern About More Dangerous Streetcar TRAFFIC so close to a residential area.
- And Saving the TROLLEY TRACK TRAIL
But it's worth noting that last night in Brookside the meeting HOSTED A PACKED HOUSE IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO THE STREETCAR . . . Meanwhile Mayor Sly's beautiful smile was nowhere in sight and Kansas City got to see the first glimpse of the Mayor's ANGRY FACE that has heretofore only been shown to political insiders.
Here are really good links that covered the story but didn't report the upcoming legal action against the streetcar expansion:
KMBC: Mayor James aims to ease worries about popular trail's future
Fox4: One neighborhood wants KC’s rail to steer clear of a beloved trail
Developing . . .