Clay Chastain Right Now: This Government Is Killing Democracy In Kansas City
A quick statement before decision time for Kansas City transit activist Clay Chastain . . .
Clay Chastain Pre-Trial Statement
For 3-years Kansas City's government has blocked a vote on a valid constitutional light rail initiative (signed by nearly 5,000 citizens) in order to protect the government's streetcar plan from competition.
This comes on the heals of the government's overturning a light rail election in 2006, and restricting a vote on the government's own streetcar plan. This government (led by Mayor James and Councilman Russ Johnson) is killing democracy in Kansas City, and we the people pray Judge Midkiff will reign in Kansas City's oppressive government.