Monday, July 15, 2019
Clay Chastain Announces Kansas City 'Confrontation' Outside City Hall This Week!!!
The latest from Kansas City's most prolific petitioner who offers a preview of a political standoff amid his current effort to make KC "green" again . . .
Clay to make his last stand confronting City Hall...speaking in behalf of democracy and a beleaguered "Green Transit" petition from We the People.
Yet again, the Sly James' Administration is interfering with a valid petition from We the People and refusing to place it before voters. Councilman Wagner and his finance committee have held a "Green Transit" petition (signed in support of by 2,500 KC voters) in committee for nearly 3-months for no valid reason. Mr. Wagner keeps entreating upon someone to show up and speak on the petition's behalf as if that were a prerequisite for placing it before voters. However, being the generous person that he is, Mr. Chastain goes to City Hall (the Lion's Den) on July 17th @ 8:30 to face James, Schulte and Wagner in behalf of a competing (alternative to expanding the streetcar outside downtown) and innovative public transportation plan designed to make Kansas City a more green, transit-oriented and prospering place to live.
You could call it a post 4th of July Fireworks get together . . .
Without the fun.
Protecting We the People's right to petition our government (without interference) is important because it is the only meaningful mechanism we voters have to not only keep City Hall honest but also forward to the voters citizen-sponsored ideas to improve Kansas City. But, it don't come easy. When petitions challenge City Hall, they are welcomed like Iran welcomes U.S. sanctions.
So, are fading Stars....James, Schulte, Wagner and other inside power players (including supporters of expanding the streetcar) courageous enough to face City Hall's most formidable long-time challenger in a face to face public hearing over the future of democracy and transit in Kansas City? I doubt it.
But just in case, come one come all to this public love fest on July 17th to get informed and to see who shows up and who does not.
Kansas City community activist, Clay Chastain