Wednesday, July 26, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR EXTENSION CRITICS HOPE AUGUST 8TH ELECTION WILL STOP TOY TRAIN VOTER SUPPRESSION IN ITS TRACKS!!!
An upcoming Kansas City low-turnout vote could fundamentally change how 12th & Oak carries out rail transit schemes.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY STREETCAR CRITICS BELIEVE QUESTION 1 IS THEIR BEST CHANCE TO STOP TOY TRAIN PLANNERS FROM EXCLUDING VOTERS!!!
Take a look:
Kansas City August 8th, Sample Ballot
The important part for this streetcar discussion . . .
Question 1: Shall the City of Kansas City prohibit any and all City officers, agents and employees from causing the planning for, construction, preparation for construction, preparation of land, or purchase of land if connected to the expansion of the streetcar system or any new fixed rail transit system, without first gaining voter approval, and establish a penalty of up to $1,000 a day for noncompliance?
Given gerrymandering, late ballots and haphazard taxing district designs, here's what one KC Streetcar critic had to say about the process so far and the proposed change . . .
"Instead of having elections characterized by voter suppression, let’s have free and open elections. If Question #1 passes, the streetcar votes will have to be fair elections. Since the City will not have a public relations campaign to call attention to the Special Election on August 8th, it is important to make sure voters in KCMO are aware of it."
You decide . . .