Tuesday, January 15, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN ANNOUNCES HIS NAME ON 2019 KANSAS CITY MAYORAL BALLOT!!!
A bold declaration, a list of priorities and double digit choices confronting Kansas City voters in the Spring. Checkit:
Look out Kansas City and the status quo cause Clay's got the "Mo" and his name on 2019 mayoral ballot
IT IS NOW OFFICIAL, the city clerk has notified mayoral candidate Clay Chastain that he submitted enough valid signatures to have his name placed on the 2019 KCMO mayoral ballot A N D the KC Star and the status quo are not whistling in tall cotton.
Here is what Clay will immediately move to do once elected;
#1. Give Edgemoor this ultimatum: Revise your cost to build KC's new single-terminal airport back to approximately one billion dollars (like you promised voters), retract your request for a $48 loan from KC taxpayers (like you promised would not be required) and integrate into your design a new rail terminal to facilitate connecting KCI to the northland, downtown and the central city with a modern rapid transit system. Or else, the Clay administration will seek a new developer, perhaps local developer Burns and Mac, to meet those stipulations. And do so, with full transparency. If that does not work out, then we will look at an alternative plan to remodel our existing convenient airport and connect it to downtown with light rail.
#2. Place before CITYWIDE voters both the city's previous plan to expand the streetcar system and my alternate "Green Transit Initiative" which would confine the streetcar system to downtown and expand and modernize the city's transit system around a new green citywide light rail / electric bus / bikeway system connecting together all the city's major job centers and destinations.
#3. Eliminate the EDC (economic development council), initiate a new city council economic development committee to take its place and take the annual savings of tens of millions of dollars to hire 200 new community police officers and initiate a new "Advantage Youth" crime prevention program.
#4. End all TIF and tax subsidies for wealthy developers while initiating a new tax incentive program to encourage the construction of more affordable housing.
#5. Move to eliminate the highly regressive earnings tax, which hurts the poor and stymies job and economic growth in Kansas City, and make up those lost revenues by growing the city in population and tax base.
NEW FOCUS - NEW IDEAS - NEW RESULTS, Clay Chastain FOR MAYOR.