Wednesday, August 09, 2017
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY VOTER STREETCAR PUSH BACK DEBUNKS TOY TRAIN HYPE!!!
In an open and citywide election . . . Kansas City voters OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTED streetcar expansion without checks and balances.
TKC fun fact . . .
NEARLY 5 TIMES THE NUMBER OF KANSAS CITY VOTERS DEMAND CITYWIDE APPROVAL FOR STREETCAR EXPANSION THAN VOTED IN THE RECENT AND RIGGED TDD TOY TRAIN VOTE!!!
Do the math:
3506 voters in the rigged TDD vote . . . Compared to 17,344 Question 1 yes votes.
Here's a TKC comment that really sums up the situation:
The streetcar proponents are hanging on a hope that courts will rule Question 1 "Unconstitutional" and even Sly James himself is claiming that.
It will most certainly be challenged in court and I'm not convinced that the $1000 a day fine will stand muster (I'm not even entirely sure how the city fines itself and who they would pay the fines to with our tax dollars)
But certainly a citizen led petition that demanded a layer of accountability and oversight for the current process that allows for multi-step notarized mail in ballots in a gerrymandered district will be upheld in court.
Citywide elections for all future streetcar expansion (until the next mayor and council are elected and they vote to repeal that ordinance)
Anyway, I guess the streetcar folks can ask Trump if they can have some TIGER grant money. Haha
Another great comment:
"When there are fair, city votes, we find the results are 2 - 0 in favor of no streetcar. The streetcar only wins when there is rigged voting. Hopefully this time City Hall will respond to the will of the people and not waste money fighting in court."
KC Biz Journal: KC voters pump the brakes on streetcar expansion effort
Fox4: Future of streetcar is unclear as voters narrowly pass measure that requires citywide vote before being extended
KC Streetcar: Q1 results are disappointing however the KCSA will continue already approved efforts toward planning a #kcstreetcar extension to UMKC.
Developing . . .