The Clay Chastain Kansas City Light Rail Plan Listed On The Council Docket
It's more than likely the City Council will gut the ballot language like they did last time around . . . But for the moment, council this as a victory for Kansas City's most persistent transit activist.
Here's Clay on the City's docket . . .
Ordinance #160500: Calling an election on November 8, 2016, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question presented by a committee of petitioners through an initiative petition enacting three sales taxes totaling one-half cent for 25 years each for the construction of a light rail system, including a fleet of electric buses; enacting the sales tax ordinance contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities on or before August 30, 2016; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date because it calls an election.
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