Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby Highlander » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:28 pm

flyingember wrote:Chastain’s efforts led the city to put the 2009 ballot item up with the KCATA. Their plan was better but he did show people wanted rail, it was the funding that was the issue.

This is a clear precursor to the TDD efforts. This effort took the lessons learned and came up with a winning method of financing with the TDD model and did it in a smart way. The free ballot signing events are the genius of the process and this selfless giving up of time is worthy of respect.

Chastains efforts really became crazy bad only after the city threw out his plan that passed. He did that 1990s recall attempt but it looks like the city refused to put petitions on the ballot then so he’s someone validated there. His name wasn’t so bad in 2008 that a majority was against it. That wasn’t true 5 years later.

It’s only about the time he left KC that his efforts went off the rails completely.


Actually, Clay started off pretty badly right out of the gates. He opposed the bistate plan for Union Station offering another plan that did not get on the ballot and then tried to overturn bistate vote at a later date. At this point, most people in area had already had enough of Chastain.

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 pm

he also sued to stop the bus tax from taking effect (the one he later kept trying to steal).

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby flyingember » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Any news on the third election date?

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 pm

flyingember wrote:Any news on the third election date?


no.

public involvement for the "main street extension" (now the official project name) begins this month.

also, an RFI will be issued soon to solicit alternative delivery proposals: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ation.html

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:45 pm

So no vote until any possible RFI options come back to help flesh out the funding we'd be voting on?

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 pm

KCPowercat wrote:So no vote until any possible RFI options come back to help flesh out the funding we'd be voting on?


TBD. the local money will always be needed.

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:30 am

Got it

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Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Postby flyingember » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:57 am

Sounds like things are being handled well. Key thing would be good publicity on this. Don't want people thinking a delay in the last election means things are going badly.


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