Sorry, but we don't believe this story for a second.

The premise . . . Election issues were dutifully pushed forward by mayor and council but then snail mail snafus prevented local voters from having a voice on important upcoming decisions.

And if you believe THAT before an upcoming election . . . Then TKC would like to sell you The Paseo bridge.

Here's the cover story that won't be worth the paper its printed on in Iowa tomorrow morning . . .

The three questions requiring voter ratification would create a sales tax for recreational marijuana — a move that follows statewide legalization that took effect in December — and allow for additional taxes and fees to be collected on short-term rentals — such as those offered through the platforms Airbnb and Vrbo — in Kansas City.

In the petition, filed last week in Jackson County Circuit Court, the city says the clerk’s office mailed necessary documents to election authorities following the passage of city ordinances in mid-January. But since then, the petition says, the city has become aware that those documents were not received by all election authorities prior to a state-mandated deadline of Jan. 24.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Kansas City seeks court order after missed deadline on weed, rental tax ballot questions

With Kansas City voters set to head to the polls in April for the municipal election, lawyers for the city of Kansas City have filed an emergency petition seeking a court order to place three major ballot questions before voters.