Transit Action Network (TAN)

Advocates for Improved and Expanded Transit in the Kansas City Region.

Get Your Streetcar Ballots!!!!

Posted by Transit Action Network on April 30, 2012

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If you are a registered voter in the area designated for the downtown Transportation Development District  (TDD) you can order your ballot to vote to create the district starting today, Monday April 30. This is a mail-in ballot election.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Charles Atwell ruled on Friday that the district would be legal and the proposed financing plan is does not produce an undue burden on property owners. The plan is not unjust or unreasonable.

Request your ballot now!

Applications for a ballot are available as follows:

  • Download from http://www.16thcircuit.org/streetcar/
  • Pick up at the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Third Floor, Room 303, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays

You will not receive a ballot unless

  • you submit a valid application in accordance with the instructions on the application, and
  • your application is received by the Circuit Court Administrator’s office before 5:00 p.m. CDT on May 22, 2012

Ballots will be mailed on June 19, 2012, to those with a timely and valid application. Ballots will be due for return no later than 5 p.m. on July 31, 2012 in accordance with instructions on the ballot.

See the Full Court Notice Case Number: 1216-CV02419

The result of the Federal Tiger Grant application for $25 million is expected this summer. We sincerely hope to get that money.

Tell all your transit friends in the TDD to request a ballot.

After the voters create the district, a second election is scheduled for the fall to vote for the financing plan.

After that, Streetcar here we come!!!

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