Friday, August 19, 2016
TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! NORTHLAND KANSAS CITY COUNCIL LADY HEATHER HALL PROPOSES ONE YEAR STREETCAR REVIEW BEFORE EXPANSION!!!
Yesterday we noted that the Northland was opposed to the streetcar because of the constant fight over resources . . . While that's the case for many residents, the leadership of the Northand is far more nuanced and thoughtful regarding this issue . . .
Accordingly . . .
AT THE END OF THE BIZ SESSION COUNCIL LADY HEATHER HALL PUT FORWARD A PLAN TO REVIEW THE STREETCAR BEFORE EXPANSION!!!
Here's basically what she said . . .
Council Lady Hall: "I'm opposed to expansion before focusing on infrastructure. I want a 1-year usage review before proceeding with expansion research, vote by all KC residents on whether to expand, and discussion on what it truly costs to build, implement and maintain annually and from which fund sources. Finally, this is not a hit to all public transit, I think our bus system works . . ."
Her sentiments are among the first to call for streetcar checks and balances beyond all of the hype on Twitter.
Similarly, check this MUST READ column from Jason Withington that follows similar logic and offers insight into how Northlanders feel about the streetcar . . .
Fix it First, Expand It Second
The Northland perspective is mostly ignored by toy train cheerleaders despite the fact that communities across the bridge have long been the fastest growing in KCMO without the help of so many transit schemes . . .
Developing . . .