Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS FEAR COUNCIL READY TO OVERTURN CITYWIDE STREETCAR VOTE!!!



On a cold Winter's night . . . Take a look at tax fighters asking for Kansas City voters to save local Democracy . . . Remember that El Bryan gave us an important breakdown on this impending legislative smack down on its way. Take a look at another perspective.

Hearing Tomorrow: Council Committee will start the process to overturn your vote.

The Streetcar advocates (Streetcar Authority, KCATA ) are LOBBYING City Hall to overturn the voters decision to eliminate any streetcar expansion without a city wide public vote. We cannot let this happen. We voted for this law and we want if enforced. Ordinance 171032 will be discussed.

We asked every member of the City Council whether they would stand behind their constituents and insist your vote be honored as cast. The only Council members answering our request were Heather Hall who insisted she will back her constituents and Alissia Canady who told us she would review the ordinance to overturn your vote.

We have to assume all other council member will support this ordinance and over turn your vote to demand a citywide vote before any streetcar expansion. They will quote all kinds of silly reasons like “constitutional infirmities” . If they over throw this vote, they set a precedent to overthrow every vote they don’t like. Elections are coming and we need to remind the council they work for us!

PLEASE CALL, E-MAIL OR BOTH your City Council Representative and tell them you expect them to support the voter's mandate to insist on a city wide vote before any further streetcar expansion. They cannot overturn our vote. If we vote to pass a law and our City Council ignores the voters decision and vacates the law, only anarchy can result.

Elected officials must represent the majority of the people and the majority have spoken. Call / Email / or Both this week. Remind our City Council Representatives that elections are not far away and you will be watching how they represent the voters. Those of you in the Northland and on the Eastside should be the most vocal as you did the most to get the law passed. Stand up, be heard…

If we allow the City Council to nullify this election, they will nullify anything the voters pass if they don’t like it. They could establish a very dangerous precedent herein we don’t stop them. Call today and let them know you will be watching.
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8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Just like Jackson County, I think it's best to get a judge's decision on this rather than have the Mayor dictate the elections to all of the voters.

Jameson said...

That would be nice. Mayor James didn't seem too enthusiastic about a streetcar extension anymore. Seems like most of his effort is directed toward getting that new airport up and running. This might get in the way.

Anonymous said...

For the attention-span-challenged kiddie corps millenials, the streetcar is the day before yesterday's news.
They've moved on to building a dome over downtown and, who knows, maybe even working on getting a World's Fair, since KCMO has become such a World Class vibrant and diverse burg.
And, of course, all of it will be free, just like somehow dad's credit card bill always get sent home and never to the taxpayer-subsidized and tax-abated luxury downtown studio apartment.
And how is THE streetcar doing in the current rather typical mid-west weather?
Frosty.

JJ said...

Sad but true. I think most KC residents are already bored with the streetcar. They want a new toy.

Anonymous said...

CFRG should focus getting candidates for the next city elections instead of complaining about everything.

seanot said...

I'd call my CP and complain but, when she was running for the seat, she clearly stated that sometimes you need to listen to voters but then do what needs to be done in the name of progress. Sounds like I'd be wasting my breath.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, see you guys at the KC Streetcar expansion ground breaking.

Hyperblogal said...

Remember, your vote counts....unless we don't like it.