TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! CELEBRATE BROOKSIDE VICTORY AGAINST KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX!!!
Earlier this month we told readers that Brookside activists were winning the Brookside Battle Against The Toy Train Streetcar . . .
The plan was always a bit of mystery and based on smoke and mirrors . . .
Now . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS SEND DETAILED WORD OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TURNABOUT AFTER RESISTANCE IN BROOKSIDE!!!
"Tonight at the Street car meeting at Wornall Baptist Church, I learned that tomorrow, as predicted some months ago, the City Commission will consider moving the South boundary of the proposed TDD from 85th street to 47th or Volker Blvd. This is an attempt to shut up the Brookside / Waldo residents who have been opposing the street car. Those neighborhoods will no longer be in the current phase II plan. This is how our City operates, whatever it takes to control what happens, to hell with the voting public. Also the current assessment area of 1/2 mile either side of the track, will be cut to 1/3 mile."
What we like here is that THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER OFFERED THE DEETS FIRST realizes that vigilance against Council Dude Russ Johnson, Mayor Sly and so many other consultants and politicos posing as activists is important.
This morning, Garrett Haake @ KSHB has a great write-up of the sitch: Streetcar committee to recommend line stops at UMKC
"Vince Gauthier, director of planning for architecture firm BNIM, told a Brookside neighborhood group that the committee would recommend expanding east along Independence and Linwood avenues and south along Main Street, but only as far as the University of Missouri- Kansas City.
"The decision not to expand the streetcar line further south into Brookside is a victory for its vocal opponents there who worried the line would change the character of the neighborhood and objected to projected tax increases that would come with being a part of the Transportation Development District surrounding the streetcar line."
And so . . .
FOR THE MOMENT MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON HAVE SUFFERED AN EPIC DEFEAT AND A REALIZATION THAT NOT EVERYBODY IS BUYING THEIR TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SCHEME!!!
Sadly, a smaller line now possibly turning left represents and even more convoluted journey for this eco-devo journey now thrown off track.
Developing . . .