A nod to our progressive friends who have hope in the upcoming federal stimulus that dreams of rebuilding the nation . . .
Also, a right-wing rebuke of the Democratic Party pork fest . . .
Best of all, this town's most prolific petitioner is working to secure council sponsorship of his legislation.
Here's the latest . . .
Presser: Clay's petition to rebuild KC's transportation infrastructure is poised to secure $1.0 billion from Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
An historic train will soon leave the station, and Kansas City is not yet on it.
For 707 days now, Mayor Lucas and the Council have kept off the ballot the only vision out there to jump start Kansas City's economy, rebuild its transportation infrastructure and secure matching (50%) federal funds.
According to the Wall Street Journal, President Biden's $2.3 trillion proposal includes... "spending on bridges, roads, mass transit and water infrastructure".
Cities will be first in line to receive federal funds whose voters have already approved a plan (and a local tax) to modernize mass transit. KC is still employing an unpopular, inefficient and and very expensive fossil fuel-powered bus system coupled with a limited novelty streetcar system that runs slowly in traffic.
Clay's $2.0 billion transportation infrastructure rebuild plan is designed to revitalize Kansas City and transit around a citywide, all-electric (rapid rail / rapid bus) and "Greenway Network" that will in turn create more jobs, better transportation alternatives and a boom in new revenues, residents and businesses.
Why would KC's elected leaders keep off the ballot a vision that could accomplish all that for its citizens?
Call Mayor Lucas and your Council Representative and tell them you want Clay's petition on the ballot.