Saturday, October 07, 2017
KANSAS CITY STREETCAR ELECTION DAY DEBATE SPARKS TOUGH TALK BETWIXT TAX FIGHTERS AND TOY TRAIN CHEERLEADERS!!!
Today marks another vote on one of the most corrupt transit lines ever built in Kansas City.
Even better, the low stakes of this election have sparked some intense fighting, false flag mailers and more than a bit of social media rage.
The most noteworthy slap fight . . .
The South Plaza HOA and the Smart KC crew have engaged in a bitter feud that could spark a lifetime of tensions in this community.
A peek at the fight as leader Sherry DeJanes writes:
"It has come to my attention that, in your capacity as president of the South Plaza HOA, you sent an email to your membership stating that BESMARTKC sent out a deceptive flyer concerning the upcoming streetcar directors' election . . . You should check your facts before you start slinging mud around.
"You are correct that SMARTKC is against this streetcar expansion effort. Among other things, we believe: the mail-in election process disenfranchises the voters and is unconstitutional; the funding method is unfair and illogical; & the streetcar is too expensive and does not truly provide transportation. However, as realists we believe that, since the TDD was formed, the Board of Directors should not be populated only by those who will blindly rubberstamp the wishes of those who were on the Downtown TDD Board. We believe the TDD needs directors who will advocate for and promote transparency and fiscal responsibility and will ensure that the best interests of all residents of the TDD are served. We are not trying to deceive anyone, we believe the candidates we are supporting will do just that."
Accordingly . . .
CHECK THE STREETCAR "POISON PILL CANDIDATES" FOR BOARD LEADERSHIP WHO REALLY DON'T LIKE THE TOY TRAIN AND OPPOSE EXPANSION!!!
Linda Hart Tabory
For better or worse, these candidates will probably work in opposition to the goals of the streetcar from the inside, which would be cool if the whole thing wasn't just a ponzi scheme perpetrated on voters.
But I digress . . .
The polls are open now and a sample ballot can be found at the Kansas City election board website.
Even better, here's a look at polling locations today . . .
You decide . . .