Thursday, August 03, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY SHOWDOWN: CLAY CHASTAIN ACCUSES ELECTED LEADERS OF 'POLITICAL COWARDICE' BEFORE QUICKIE TWO MINUTE TALK ALLOCATED BY COUNCILMAN REED!!!
A morning conversation about transit should be interesting but we thought a FIRST LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES at the chat was appropriate for our blog community . . .
Check these harsh words from the only dude to win a citywide transit vote in KCMO over the past 20-years . . .
Clay Chastain to address Council's Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
No council member, nor the mayor, nor this committee has taken a position on Ballot Question #2. This is not leadership, it is political cowardice. When the people have placed before voters a $1.2 billion transit proposal to overhaul the City's under performing unattractive and ineffective public transportation system in hopes of transforming it into a quick clean and convenient transit system that will benefit everybody, including the City itself, the council and Mayor James should weigh in on that decision.
Furthermore, none of the above have weighed in either on the plan to extend the streetcar to the Plaza via the restricted election. Where is the City's leadership on this important infrastructure issue?
Elected city leaders should be interested in being totally informed on Ballot Question #2 because if it is approved by voters it will be under the auspices of the City Council to oversee its implementation.
The response from the Committee Chair . . .
Thank you for your interest in speaking before Transportation & Infrastructure Committee later this morning at 8:45am. I am receipt of your voice message yesterday (8/2) and welcome your public testimony during the “additional business” portion of our agenda. We will allocate two (2) minutes for your testimony. I look forward to seeing you later this morning. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Yours in Service,
To wit . . .
WILL CLAY MAKE IT COUNT DURING THIS KANSAS CITY VISIT WHERE HE NOW FINDS HIMSELF ON THE SAME SIDE AS STREETCAR ENTHUSIASTS?!!?
Developing . . .