Tuesday, January 23, 2018
TAX FIGHTERS: HERE'S HOW TO STOP KANSAS CITY STREETCAR PART DEUX!!!
Disagree or not, here's a look at the GAME PLAN AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN . . . Meanwhile, the real battle for the future of this transit experiment is the total lack of federal funds so far.
Nevertheless, here's a great perspective from locals who SUCCESSFULLY argued for citywide input into KC streetcar future.
CFRG: You can stop Streetcar Expansion
Are you frustrated by the phony, rigged streetcar TDD election which equates to voter disenfranchisement or even worse voter fraud? Are you mad about ten members of the City Council overturning part of your vote to stop any further streetcar expansion without a public vote and keep the city from engaging in planning at taxpayer costs? Well there is still something you can do about it.
At the State level HB 1234 to rewrite the way TDD elections are handled is still alive and well in Jefferson City. Representative Stacy is reworking the bill in an effort to get it out of committee. You can contact the Election and Elected Officials Committee (we put that list out last week) and the Secretary of State’s office and let them know how you feel.
John Ashcroft , SOS, 600 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65101;; PH 573-751-4936;; John.Ashcroft@sos.mo.gov Tell him how disappointed you are with City Government in Kansas City. The City bends the law to suit their own needs without any regard for what the taxpayers want. Tell him how unfair the TDD election process is.
At the Federal level: You can take your protest further by contacting Missouri Senators and Congressional Representatives and let them know. (Listing below) You can also ask them to talk to anyone in the government who might have a say on whether KCMO gets funding for streetcar expansion. Ask them to step in and stop it. Tell them the voters don’t want it. Representative Sam Graves is on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He is a definite MUST contact. Elaine Chao is the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Her address is 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE; Washington, DC 20590.
Congressional Representatives will usually only answer emails for constituents in their district. But anyone can call or write them. You have to go to their website to contact them on the internet. Go to www.USA.GOV Then type in Congressional Representatives. Senators are the same way. Neither like to get emails except thru their websites but again you can call them on the phone or write them.
If the funding is shut down, the streetcar is shut down. Streetcar advocates are threatening to go after public / private funding for future expansion. Good Luck with that, the last six companies who owned the KCMO streetcar business all went broke.