Saturday, July 09, 2016

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.

Developing . . .

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This plan will compete against the UMKC TDD-Extension.

Meaning the toy train people want to find 500 voters for the extension and 100 against the extension living within the boundaries and mail in ballots to those people.

Anonymous said...

They've no doubt already canvased the area to find out who is for a toy train extension and who is against. And will rig the "mail in" election as required.

It's pretty easy to rig once of these type special elections.

Anonymous said...

We need a real transit plan. Clay is closer to finding a real solution than all of this other garbage piecemeal junk.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty easy to find 500 voters for the extension in the TDD, since 6,000 of them voted for it last time.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do to get the mail in ballots going your way is promise free stuff to those who vote yes, like what was done for getting help with the original downtown streetcar ballots. People who voted yes gotpayback in return for their yes vote.