Friday, August 11, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! VICTORIOUS KANSAS CITY QUESTION 1 SUPPORTERS WARN CITY HALL ABOUT CONSEQUENCES OF STREETCAR EXPANSION WITHOUT A CITYWIDE VOTE!!!
In an open and Democratic election, more than 17,000 voters agreed that the streetcar must earn CITYWIDE APPROVAL if it is to expand.
Some denizens of City Hall, paid consultants and acolytes are angry about the election that was far more transparent and open than the rigged and gerrymandered vote among their carefully selected pittance of votes.
And so . . .
IN A KICK-ASS COMMENT SENT TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY . . . QUESTION 1 BACKERS WARN CITY HALL ABOUT DEFYING THE WILL OF A MAJORITY OF KANSAS CITY VOTERS!!!
And yeah, TKC IS FIRST TO REPORT that the lawsuits are already in the works . . . Still, the statement makes things clear. Checkit:
Supporters of the streetcar have made overtures regarding the city defying Q1 and moving ahead with planning, it's significant to note that while streetcar fanboys have been claiming that the TDD funds the project rendering a citywide vote "oppressive" or "discriminatory," even The Star recently reported that the extensions can't move forward without city participation. In other words, city resources funded with our tax dollars that everyone in KC should have the opportunity to vote for or against the project.
My feeling is that city council should have sought to add a layer of accountability to TDD law long before citizens had to raise 1,700 signatures to address this unethical voting practice by placing Question 1 on the ballot. And of course this has reignited the ignorant, short sighted grumblings of amending the city charter to raise the threshold for citizen led petition. Maybe part of the reason folks don't show up to vote in municipal elections is because city leadership expresses disdain for taxpayers who repeatedly make it clear that they aren't interested in building or expanding streetcar.
Developing . . .