Thursday, August 07, 2014

KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL REFUSE TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER AFTER EPIC TOY TRAIN STREETCAR FAIL!!!



Kansas City voters have spoken loud and clear . . . Midtown KCMO rejected the toy rain streetcar . . .

Sadly, that's not enough to convince local politicos that it's a bad idea . . .

Check the links about the Mayor and City Council undeterred . . .

- Almost Time For A New Map: What's next for KC streetcar expansion?

- Dead Tree Media Walks It Back: Streetcar vote, road tax failures call for better strategies

- Kansas City Creative Class Need Cutting Edge 19th Century Transit: Mayor Says Streetcar Defeat Bad For Job Seekers

- Toy Train Hype Will Convince Us: Streetcar’s future now depends on downtown route’s success

- Kansas City Dictatorship: Voters: no to streetcar expansion, city says yes

And now the question goes out . . .

IF VOTING DOESN'T WORK, WHAT CAN KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS DO TO SHOW CITY HALL THAT THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR IS UNWANTED?!?!

Developing . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, for the sake of his family, Sly isn't falling behind on his CLE credits during this brief stay on 12th and Oak.

SnarkyShark said...

Another bully tactic by Slie and his clowncil...
"Make them vote on it until it passes!". Stay smart citizens, keep this expensive boondoggle squashed!

Anonymous said...

If anyone did an actual and accurate analysis of the "funding" for the original Main Street line, you would find that there's no where near enough money generated by the origianl TDD to pay for acquisition, construction, operations, and maintenance. The boundaries were drawn to get a successful vote, not pay the bills.
Since then, the city has borrowed another $10 million for planning that there's so little capability to pay for that they're making interest-only payments by looting PIAC accounts.
The whole thing desperately depends on finding more more by raising taxes somewhere or going even deeper into the general fund.
The irresponsibility of this whole charade is becoming clear and desperate people will do desperate things.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to petition to change the charter to require a citywide vote to establish any TDD.

Tuluride said...

why is this Mayor turning his back on working people?
Transportation is important in getting and maintaining a job. Why would this Mayor continue to throw tax dollars at a project that does nothing to help working people? Why does this sitting council allow working people to be harmed by these antics? We need safe, reliable and timely bus service that runs throughout the city. We need service to accommodate night shifts. We need flexible routes, neighborhood circulators. Pandering to this Mayor's vanity is hurting working families.

Anonymous said...

Not all of the busses need to be full sized. During off time smaller units should be used. Buy better fuel efficient busses.

Anonymous said...

Brooksiders making 200k/year pretending to be "working people" is precious.

Midtown resoundingly rejected your fear/uncertainty/doubt tactics and your anti-transit agenda.
We are not the suckers you're used to dealing with. We are the city.

Anonymous said...

They want us to assume there are no other options besides 19th century streetcars. If the opposition continually suggested more modern, more flexible, less centralized and cheaper solutions, the streetcar proponents would have prove their way is better.

Northlander said...

Before you elect a Council person maybe you should ask what their stand is on Light Rail,KCI Airports,and what improvements they plan for your neighborhood or if a new hotel in in the future for downtown ,where three hotels still have large TIF'S.

Anonymous said...

8:15 exactly right. When have we heard the streetcar officials say to the public . . okay let's forget chasing after federal dollars like a flock of rabid bats for now and think long term. What else besides streetcars can we put in the mix.

Whole deal has been mishandled from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Take away the 'great unified streetcar competition for fed dollars football field' and there is really not much left of an anything or of any substance in the whole kc streetcar fiasco.

Anonymous said...

Threaten to vote every one of the city politicians out of office and stick to your guns KC. It is time for a renaissance based on the peoples priorities and the only thing that can bring that is a whole new crew at city hall. It is time to shake the trees.

Anonymous said...

Some cities are spending scarce funds to improve bus transit,Bus Rapid Transit. http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/solving-cities/us-cities-reinventing-buses-with-bus-rapid-transit/

Anonymous said...

You are a northland council weenie for just a few more tedious months, Mensa boy (8:10), but feel free to pretend otherwise.

Inafunkaboutyael said...

The only place an expanded rapid transit system is needed will be to and from the newly developing Cerner Complex on Bannister Road. Why not let Neal Patterson figure out whether he minds his potential 15,000 new workers living in Johnson County or Lee's Summit? If he wants his people to live in the urban core, he will figure out a way to get them there. So it comes down to this... the Fat Bowtie and Circo the hair shampooer versus a wildly successful entrepreneurial business titan. My bet is on Neal Patterson.

I wonder what Yael thinks about this? What say ye Yael T. Abouhalkah???

Anonymous said...

8:57 is correct. Rail transportation is only around because a few US cities have enough density to make rail effective. Now the remaining less dense cities have an inferiority complex without some type of rail transit. But there is nothing magical about a steel wheel. Its loud, bumpy, not green and way more expensive than BRT. But BRT would not provide nearly the profits for construction and engineering firms and the hipsters still want rail so the dream will continue.

Anonymous said...

Elect Clay Chastain Mayor ROFLMASO

Anonymous said...

Only east siders bought your lies, but keep trying.

You shills spent over 200k and this passed by a greater margin west of Troost that the last light rail imitative.

Build it were the people want it and let the east side rot.

Damon said...

I realize that many of the intelligent people have moved from KCMO to Johnson County, but the "no" vote on the streetcar gives me hope.

Surely there are regular people who could run for mayor and council in KCMO. Wouldn't it be refreshing if we had a mayoral candidate who said he was against the streetcar expansion, who thinks KCI is fine the way it is, who thinks the sewer system should be fixed, and who thinks the water department should come and fix busted mains that spew water for days on end?

I wonder if such a person could get elected?

George Pimpton said...

With the defeat of the streetcar proposal, whores on Independence Avenue are now reconciled to using the bus.

Anonymous said...

Know your history! It was GM that dismantled our streetcars. They were fined $5K for monopoly. Make them pay for a new streetcar!
Watch this PBS doc which explains how GM destroyed public transportation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JQWRAoL0vk

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEW!!!DIUGUID!!!!THE KANSAS CITY STAR

LOUIS SEZ KC WILL LOVE STREETCARS!!!!

"Even Brookside will clamor for a streetcar line along the trolley trail. The system’s success will lead to its expansion."

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Right sure they will. The toy train scam is like building an Olympic sized pool in Westport High while students could neither read nor write, while school board members and political friends used the federal funds as their own piggy bank – robbing from the students they claimed to be helping.

Next

Anonymous said...

Recall Petitions

Anonymous said...

What shall be bitch about now?

Anonymous said...

"Mayor Says Streetcar Defeat Bad For Job Seekers:

Oh hell yes! Especially the elected ones.

Rick Steeves, expert traveler said...

3:45, there's plenty, or are you one of these cunts that walks around with a shit-eating grin on your face like you're in a perpetual Miss America pageant?

A strange phenomenon I've never seen in any other country I've been to by the way, this walking around like a grimacing lunatic.

Anonymous said...

English 547. Stick to noun-verb, then on to complex sentences.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the bear should start his own blog as many of his comments become TKC news features the very next day.

Just yesterday the bear suggested several times that the Mayor and other Toy Train supporters were already planning their next move. One that included promoting "the success of the 2 mile stretch of Toy Train from City Market to Union Station".

Ironic that TKC rails the bear at every opportunity, yet continues to follow his every word looking for material unavailable from the confines of his mom's basement.

Unlike KCC, TKC is a equal opportunity pervert.

Anonymous said...

2:57 you point is valid although the article you reference comes from the Star and TKC just did a cut and paste on it. It seems the Star follows the esteemed carnivore from the north also.

The Obvious said...

I think we should write them a nice letter and state our opinion!

George said...

I wonder if a normal person with common sense could get elected mayor of KC?