Monday, February 11, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST MAYORAL CANDIDATE CLAY CHASTAIN CHALLENGES NEW KCI ELECTION 'FRAUD' AND DEMANDS ANOTHER VOTE TO CONSIDER HIS PLAN!!!
The most prolific petitioner in Kansas City history has is also one of the very few candidates running for mayor who is willing to get into specifics about the problems confronting new airport construction.
To wit . . .
CLAY CHASTAIN DECLARES THE NEW KCI VOTE FAKE NEWS AS HE CALLS FOR A NEW BALLOT & ANNOUNCES AIRPORT PLAN!!!
Citing election fraud is a risky political proposition but the evidence used by Mr. Chastain actually comes from City Hall and their inability to develop a clear plan that doesn't involve millions worth of taxpayer subsidy -- The exact opposite of what was promised to KCMO voters.
Here's his latest statement . . .
Mayoral candidate Clay Chastain calls airport election fraudulent and demands new airport election.
We have suffered from... corporate welfare, homicides, neglected infrastructure, corruption at City Hall and now an airport debacle we thought couldn't possibly get any worse. We stand corrected.
*It turns out the up front costs of the new airport is well over $2 billion (if the entire demolition of KCI, overages and bond charges are included). Voters were told it would cost $1 billion.
*It turns out the cost to finance the new airport will exceed $4 billion with KC voters having to guarantee those bond payments the last 26-years. Voters were told, "there's no taxpayer involvement."
*It turns out the airport will belong to, and be controlled by, the airlines. Voters were not told that either.
It turns out the airport election was fraudulently misrepresented to KC voters.
Mayoral candidate Clay Chastain therefore calls for a new airport election in which Edgemore's plan (including its actual cost, design features and financing details) is on the same ballot with an alternate competing plan to renovate KCI. Clay supports the "Alt 30" renovation plan designed by fellow (local) engineer Charles Cammack. (See the attached renderings depicting the overall renovated terminal design including..."terminal extensions" that create new exciting space and have illuminated glass facades, new Union Station-type ceilings, expanded parking space created by adding another level atop the parking garages in Terminal's A & B and the new "Terminal connector" and "Bridge" where a new light rail transit station, to connect KCI to downtown, will be integrated into the design.
A major plank in Clay's campaign is his support for Kansas City's best airport improvement plan - "Alt 30". Here are some of its virtues:
#1. Alt 30 will cost substantially less than Edgemore's plan and allows Kansas City to maintain control and ownership of our airport.
#2. Alt 30 makes our airport far less vulnerable to a possible terrorist attack because, unlike Edgemore's single-terminal plan, Alt 30 incorporates multiple TSA screening areas.
#3. Unlike Edgemore's plan that will require the razing and hauling to the landfill of an entire structurally-sound airport complex, Alt 30 requires almost no demolition thus reducing building costs, helping protect the environment and minimizing traffic inconvenience during renovation.
#4. Alt 30 brings the planes to the passengers (maintains current KCI configuration); whereas Edgemore's "H" design will require many passengers trek 1,000 feet to their boarding gate.)
#5. Alt 30 will create new space inside Terminals A & B (see terminal extensions) facilitating easier boarding, making the terminals roomy and brighter and providing better conveniences, security and amenities.
#6. Alt 30 cost-effectively utilizes the existing parking structures of Terminals A & B (adds another level to the top creating the desirable 6,500 spaces); whereas Edgemore's plan calls for the expensive (and environmentally disastrous) demolition of both sound parking garages.
#7. Unlike Edgemore's design, Alt 30 includes a transit station ( located between terminals) to connect our distant airport to downtown with a future modern and rapid light rail system
This is an example of the kind of leader I will be, if elected mayor. I will bring to City Hall... honest, able and visionary leadership. I will bring to the people... lower taxes, safer streets and a restored City from the ground up.
Mayoral candidate, Clay Chastain
You decide . . .