Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clay Chastain Explains His Latest Election Lawsuit Against Kansas City



The latest note from Clay about his defeated ballot effort and his upcoming legal struggle.

Here's the word . . .

Clay Chastain Lawsuit Announcement

The majority of voters did not reject Clay Chastain's petition proposal to modernize the City's public transportation system with a citywide rapid rail / electric bus / bikeway system because it was not on the ballot. Instead, voters rejected the City's corrupt version of Chastain's transit proposal.

This arrogant act of malfeasance (breaking charter law and deliberately misleading voters to manipulate the outcome of a city election) mocked and defied the spirit of the recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that ordered the James' regime to place valid petitions from the people before voters without delay or legal interference. Kansas City's dominant "Humpty Dumpty"- acting mayor got around that ruling by saying, in effect,...Okay, I will put Chastain's petition on the ballot, but his petition will mean what I want his petition to mean. "Nothing more and nothing less." That is, I will deliberately misrepresent Chastain's innovative and detailed transit vision to the voters simply as a vague, confusing and poorly-written plan to extend the City's archaic-operating streetcar system "in one or more directions."


To the point, the Citizens For Responsible Government (CFRG) were confused too and came out against Ballot Question #2 stating..."The City could not use the funds for the rail system planned (Chastain's vision) but instead use the funds to extend the streetcar system." Keen observation by the CFRG. The CFRG also went on to astutely observe, "Read the ballot language. It is too ambiguous and poorly written." That too.

If Ballot Question #2 had passed, the City would have used the approved measure to either expand the streetcar system or, if Chastain squawked too much, repeal it altogether like the City did Chastain's 2006 light rail petition measure approved by 75,000 voters. If Ballot Question #2 lost, outsider Chastain would be done for good. Either way, Chastain's petition proposal to provide the people a more green, prosperous and transit-oriented Kansas City never had a chance.

Mayor Sylvester James is not nicknamed "Sly" for nothing.

At 3:00 PM today Chastain's lawsuit against James and the City will be stamp filed. It asks the court to nullify the results of the fraudulent KC August 8 election, concerning Ballot Question #2, and order the corrupt-acting City to re-submit Chastain's transit petition proposal to the voters in November in its "original form."

P.S. If someone does not stand up and rein in Kansas City's secretive, backroom-dealing and over strident-acting Mayor, then this City is going nowhere soon and its democratic petition process remains meaningless.

Clay Chastain
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11 Comments:

Super Dave said...

Clay is like a a damn mosquito. Just as soon as you think it is gone here it comes back buzzing around making a pest of itself again.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I'm pretty sure he doesn't give a damn what you think.

Anonymous said...

They can both be right. Chastain should have had his measure, as written, on the ballot, no screwing with text. Then I could have voted against it too, because it's still a stupid plan for kc now, when we can't do basic shit right, like keep Waldo above water.

Fuck those who live in either Virginia. said...

Guess what Funkyshit, you for damn sure have no say in the matter so just STFU you worthless fraud.

Anonymous said...


Byron, pretty sure we all don't give a damn what you think.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Im all for civic minded people, but there comes a point when clay has to throw in the towel

Anonymous said...

Maybe, just maybe, people just don't give a damn about Jazz

agentzero said...

5:33 nailed it, but I do like he is a burr in the side of the arrogants at shitty hall

agentzero said...

The ATA only wanted it to extract hijacked loot, note how quiet the are on Streetcar when they know it is poor transit and sucks all oxygen from more important widely applicable innovations like autonomous shuttles. But what do you expect from crony packed political patronage

agentzero said...

Newsflash, Sly is still trying to set the fix

agentzero said...

Is the Star going to blatantly act like Sly is not still rushing the fix, hello Kansas