Transit Action Network (TAN)

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

Council Should Delay Chastain Vote

Posted by Transit Action Network on August 15, 2011

Councilman Russ Johnson is asking the full Council to defer action on an ordinance that would put Clay Chastain’s initiative petition on the ballot.  We understand the Council has sixty days to act, and that delay would move any such vote from November to early next year.  Transit Action Network fully supports delay because the initiative proposal is almost certainly unworkable, and because further discussion of it at this time would interfere with and confuse the current study and discussion related to a proposed Downtown Streetcar.  The streetcar appears to be eminently doable, and has a growing level of support within the River Market to Crown Center corridor.
Let the voters decide on the Chastain initiative — just not quite yet.
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