Wednesday, February 20, 2019
SHOCK!!! CLAY CHASTAIN THREATENS TO REVERSE MLK NAME CHANGE ON THE PASEO IF ELECTED KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!
It's Black History Month but that hasn't stop Kansas City's most prolific petitioner from making a bold promise to his growing base of supporters.
IN HIS LATEST CAMPAIGN BLAST CLAY CHASTAIN SEYZ HE'LL DENY THE MLK NAME CHANGE OF THE PASEO IF ELECTED AS KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!
He's the only candidate talking about this issue in addition to some some of the other municipal dilemmas. And so, in essence Kansas City will have a vote on the MLK Name Change in the mayoral primary.
Here's the word . . .
Mayoral Candidate Clay releases stance on top 10 KC issues.
Unlike most most of the mayoral candidates who are afraid of alienating some segment of voters by taking a specific stance on the issues (especially Steve Miller who defers taking positions ((PRE K sales tax, etc.)) until he can have his hand held by his handlers), Clay is his own handler and now releases, in brief, his stance on the top 10 KC issues:
#1. New airport: Oppose it. Favor "Alt 30" renovation plan for KCI which costs substantially less and provides better safety, security, convenience and accessibility.
#2. High homicides: Tragic and completely unacceptable. Will initiate immediate bold action to make our City safer.
#3. High taxes: Eliminate earnings tax and the bureaucratic and ineffective ATA's extra 3/8-cent sales tax. Will vote against Sly's Pre K sales tax.
#4. Neglected infrastructure: Stop tax abatement handouts for corporate developer's glitzy projects and apply to street repair.
#5. Streetcar expansion: Stop it, and invest in real, rapid and expanded modern transit system to help people get to jobs, move about the City and grow Kansas City.
#6 Affordable housing: Largely handled by the free market place - not City Hall. However, provide reasonable City incentives to encourage construction of small efficient houses on vacant city lots (partnering with Habitat for Humanity) and develop affordable apartment units in unused school buildings.
#7. Pre K sales tax: Really oppose it. Because... school district doesn't support it, regressive sales taxes are already too high and it could be used as possible slush fund.
#8. Tax abatement: First thing I will do is to move to eliminate TIF and the EDC and use that savings to hire new community police officers and initiate an "Advantage Youth" plan to prevent violent crime.
#9. Trashy and littered neighborhoods: No matter what it takes, we will have a clean and tidy City when I'm mayor.
#10. Paseo name change: Even though this is not an important issue, it does reflect an important mind set. Leave the street name alone. Focus on "Content of character" - not content of street name.
Mayoral candidate, Clay Chastain
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