TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY OPPONENTS OF TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXTENSION CIRCULATE NEW PETITION DEMANDING CITYWIDE VOTE AND $1000 TRANSIT CHEERLEADER PENALTY!!!
The subject of Kansas City Democracy and special interest tactics in devising transportation districts is at the heart of the latest citizen petition initiative put before voters.
To wit . . .
FIRST ON TKC!!! IN A VOTER PETITION BATTLE ROYALE, CHECK THIS BOLD MOVE TO DEMAND A PUBLIC VOTE ON THE PROPOSED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXTENSION!!!
Now, there were earlier reports about Clay Chastain's light rail petition rivaling transit enthusiasts who want to extend the streetcar line . . . In reality, THIS latest effort from critics of the toy train offers more of a check and balance to the Midtown KCMO TDD dream.
We talked EXCLUSIVELY to insiders about this move and here's they had to say . . .
"The petition proposes a vote on the extension to be included at the regular election in November. David Johnson wants another one of the mail-in votes that requires the ballot to be notarized."
More on the intention of this petition from another KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER . . .
"The petition says that no tax dollars can be used to study, plan for, or expand the existing streetcar without putting it to a citywide vote of all citizens. Even if the proponents are successful in getting an expansion approved, they won't get far without city dollars. This is similar to the initiative about the airport that was accomplished by CFRG."
Check the language of the petition . . .
"Request that Chapter 64, Article XIV, Code Of Ordinances of the City Of Kansas City, Missouri be amended to enact a new Section 64-181 to prohibit any and all City officers, agents and employees from requesting, implementing, advancing, furthering, funding or fostering any plan or study to construct any fixed rail transit system or to expand the existing fixed rail transit system, without first putting the matter to a vote of the registered voters of the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The proposed ordinance also establishes penalties for non compliance . . ."
Accordingly . . .
YOU READ THAT RIGHT . . . THIS KANSAS CITY PETITION PROPOSES A $1000 FINE FOR PUSHING THE STREETCAR FORWARD WITHOUT CITYWIDE VOTER APPROVAL!!!
Here's a TKC BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE NEWS AT THE PETITION AND THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE FIRST and because our blog community respects our local Democracy and discourse as much as anyone else (probably more) in this town . . .
Now, you decide . . .