Friday, September 22, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN LAUNCHES RECALL PETITION AGAINST KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!
Today, Clay Chastain kept his promise to start an effort to oust Mayor Sly James.
The latest showdown at City Hall is a bigger deal than most voters realize and here's why . . .
- Mr. Chastain's allegations are more substantial than just political rhetoric via media outlet and now represent part of the public record -- Accusing the Mayor of malfeasance and/or misfeasance in a document filed with the City Clerk is a different level of discourse.
- The petition threshold is low thanks to consistently meager voter turnout. Over the course of his civic activism, Clay Chastain has garnered far more valid signatures.
- Mayor Sly James is running out of friends and is now entering the "lame duck" portion of his tenure. He failed to deliver the new airport to his patrons and now consistently runs up against Council opposition as the next group of politicos prepare themselves to run for reelection or higher office.
And so, here is FIRST news of the latest political fight BEFORE it starts. The highlight pull-quote was highlighted by TKC. Checkit:
Clay Chastain: Petition drive to recall Mayor Sly James officially underway
This morning the Committee to Recall Mayor Sly James filed its "Recall Affidavit" with the City Clerk. Shortly thereafter we began circulating the petition at Price Chopper Grocery in Brookside.
For 6-years Sly has consistently violated the public trust and the spirit of honest open government by governing in secrecy and with an iron fist.
More specifically, Sly not only maneuvered behind the scenes (unsuccessfully) to steer an exclusive (and unethical) "no-bid" airport contract to Burns and McDonnell, Sly also abused his power, and exploited the City's legal department, in trying to out maneuver and crush petition challenges from the people concerning... the Downtown Convention Hotel, the Downtown Streetcar System and 3- valid transit petition initiatives (2014, 2016, 2017) submitted to the City from the people.
Now we will see if the voters of Kansas City are fed up with Sly's boss-style leadership, want a new, strong and honest mayor, and if Sly can out maneuver and crush this recall petition to remove him from office.
You decide . . .