TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LIGHT RAIL ADVOCATE CLAY CHASTAIN CHALLENGES 'BASELESS PROPAGANDA' OF CITY ATTORNEY!!!
Strong words from one of the strongest light rail advocates the nation has ever seen and the only guy to win a citywide KCMO rail transit vote in the modern era. Check the latest word from Clay Chastain:
Chastain challenges city attorney to offer proof light rail petition "could be illegal"
On July 20,2016 City Attorney, Bill Geary, testified before the Council's Finance Committee declaring the light rail petition "could be illegal." Yes, and the sun "could" not come up tomorrow.
Geary has had the light rail petition for 6- months to review and still could not tell this council body why he thinks the petition could be illegal. Mr. Geary, are you employing baseless propaganda to try and scare the public into not voting for the light rail petition?
Then our devious public servant went on to remind the council that ballot proposals that the city deems illegal can be repealed after the fact (election). Mr. Geary, are you trying to orchestrate yet another repeal by Kansas City's Government of a voter-approved light rail petition?
Mr. Geary, I request that you attend my news conference (July 28 at 2:45 P.M. outside the council's chamber and before the council votes on whether to place the light rail petition on the November ballot) to tell the council, media, me, and the public why you think the light rail petition "could be illegal."
Mr. Geary, do not be afraid to discuss this issue in the presence of someone who refutes your dubious contention. After all, you are the experienced, all-powerful and all knowing city attorney, and I the lowly crackpot engineer who writes light rail plans on the backs of napkins.
We the people are going to win this light rail election and build a heralded and successful light rail-based public transportation system for our city, whether the Sly James' Administration likes it or not.
Clay Chastain... degree electrical engineer, leader of the light rail petition, and part-time resident and registered voter of Kansas City, Missouri.