Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN ANNOUNCES IMPENDING LAUNCH OF RECALL PETITION AGAINST KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!
The most recent ballot initiative put forward by Clay Chastain suffered a crushing defeat. The transit activist blames City Hall meddling for souring his streetcar plans for voters and has given the Mayor repeated ultimatums to remedy his complaints. Now he threatens a recall starting tomorrow.
Meanwhile, it's even more important to note that the protestations of transit activist Clay Chastain have inspired a very real potential crackdown on citizen initiative petitions by City Manager Troy Shulte.
Like it or not, petitions are the last remnants of direct, grassroots Democracy in Kansas City and they aren't just used by Mr. Chastain but have helped tax fighters voice their opposition against the current development agenda that rules 12th & Oak.
Meanwhile, we're wondering if the Mayor will offer a response against Clay's well-documented election effort which must demonstrate malfeasance or misfeasance in order to succeed.
Check the presser, the highlights belong to TKC:
Clay Chastain: Petition drive to recall Mayor Sly James slated to begin tomorrow.
A City-changing petition drive to recall Mayor Sly James from office starts tomorrow with the official filing of the "Recall Affidavit" with the City Clerk.
Thereafter, the Recall Affidavit will be attached to each petition page, and circulated about the City, offering potential signers a reasonable and "objective" explanation for why Mayor Sly James is being recalled.
For those wanting to sign, the petition drive will begin at the Price Chopper Grocery Store in Brookside.
We only have 30-days to collect 6,820 valid signatures so any assistance in helping to collect signatures is welcome and appreciated.
Sly James' leadership has become old, weak and corrupt. Kansas City needs a new, strong and honest mayor to provide Kansas City afresh way forward.
You decide . . .