Split Decision: Clay Chastain Stays Winning But Kansas City Must Devise Light Rail Vote
Here's what Clay Chastain has to say about his light rail victory today . . . Which is kind of a mixed bag. Nullus.
Clay Chastain Statement
Interestingly though, Judge Midkiff did not approve any ballot language herself, but instead ordered the City itself write the summary ballot language. This is an option provided for in the City's Charter.
So the judge has effectively put the fox in charge of the chicken coop (initiative). "We the People" expect Mayor Sly James and the City Council to honor the clear intent of the light rail initiative (a proposal to construct a light rail-based multimodal transit system headquartered at Union Station) and place an accurate summary of that transit initiative before voters?
Judge Midkiff has handed Kansas City's government the opportunity to stop killing democracy and start acting like a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people."
Judge rules to allow light rail issue on upcoming ballot