TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! MUST READ: TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN 5 POINT PLAN FOR KANSAS CITY!!!
TKC NOTE: This morning we're muy EXCITED to feature some criticism of Mayor Sly along with a SOLUTION AND PLAN to local transit and economic woes from none other than Kansas City's preeminent transit activist Clay Chastain - The only guy to win a citywide rail transit vote.
To wit . . .
RIGHT NOW KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN TOUTS HIS 5 POINT PLAN TO PUT KANSAS CITY BACK ON TRACK TOWARD A MORE VIABLE TRANSIT PLAN!!!
Here's the word from Mr. Chastain:
Mayor James not leading. Kansas City needs a new leader with a new vision to reduce Kansas City's inner city violence and Restore the Core, even if that leader currently resides 1,000 miles away.
A mayor that continually goes before the cameras... in the face of mounting inner city violence and marauding youths frightening citizens...and offers nothing but lame observations and excuses, is not leading this city. Unfortunately, Mayor James has been too preoccupied cheerleading glitzy projects than addressing the fact that Kansas City will never move forward until the city is made a safer place to live. Any new vision must directly and indirectly address that fact. Yes, it will cost money...most good things do...but in the end the investments will not only bring Kansas City back, it will bring the "City Beautiful" roaring back!
Here then is my (condensed) 5-step vision to make the city safer, more prosperous, and more livable:
#1. Establish a new police force comprised of foot patrols in Kansas City's most violent neighborhoods. Police officers will be instructed to get to know youths, take them under their wings, and provide them fatherly guidance many of them never receive.
#2. Convert large blighted and crime ridden areas of the City into organic youth farms that will teach youths how to be profitable organic food growers (America's farmers are aging and not being replaced fast enough), and establish a new Eastside Farmer's Market to sell their wares along with a new Eastside 4-H organization.
#3. Establish a new Eastside Trade Center (Obama is incorrect...not all youths need to obtain a college education) to teach youths any trade skill (carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, welding, mechanics, etc.) they might enjoy; and show them that practicing this trade can create a sense of self worth, a means to make a decent living, and a productive way to be of service to their community.
#4. Advertise and begin a nation-wide search for conscientious green manufacturers who would establish their businesses in the inner city of Kansas City as part of a help the inner city of America program, and provide new modern transit to those facilities.
#5. Voters approve the light rail-based, multimodal (Union Station headquartered), citywide transit initiative (4,000 Kansas City voters signed in support of) that will not only provide all citizens a more efficient and environmentally sound public transportation system to move about the city, but also one that will reduce Kansas City's skyrocketing transportation costs and generate citywide renewal and new jobs.
Kansas City Community Activist...Clay Chastain