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Clay Chastain asks for support for light rail system

September 19, 2019


A TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATE BUTTED HEADS THIS MORNING WITH CITY LEADERS. ON TUESDAY.. KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON EXPANDING THE STREETCAR — AND POSSIBLY CREATING AN ENTIRLY NEW LIGHT- RAIL SYSTEM. 41 ACTION NEWS REPORTER ALYSSA DONOVAN JOINS US LIVE FROM CITY HALL WHERE THINGS GOT A LITTLE HEATED THAT’S RIGHT IT STARTED WITH CHASTAIN.. HE WAS UPSET THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WAS ONLY GIVING HIM 2 MINUTES TO SPEAK. HALFWAY THORUGH HE LOOKED AT JERMAINE REED AND ASKED WHY HE WAS SMILING AND IF HE THOUGHT THIS WAS FUNNY THE TENSION REACHED ITS PEAK WITH THIS. 14:11:15:40 “We need to get past the name of Clay Chastain and get to an issue that affects this city’s future and well being SIR. gavel gavel! Jermaine Reed ‘you are out of order THE FRUSTRATION SHOWN BY CHASTAIN AFTER HE WENT OVER HIS 2 MINUTE TIME LIMIT CHASTAIN ASKED IF THE COMMITTEE HAD ANY QUESTIONS WHEN THEY SAID NO HE WENT OFF ABOUT THE HOSTILITY HE FEELS THE CITY HAS TOWARDS RESIDENTS CHASTAIN HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR A LIGHT RAIL FOR MANY YEARS. HE SAYS THIS ISN’T ABOUT HIM GETTING HIS WAY ITS ABOUT THE CITY GETTING WHAT IT DESERVES. 14:02:33:58 “I have a personal connection with this city and I understand it’s problems and I believe I have the innovative mind to solve this problem. And how many people are passionate about public transit?” THE MEASURE FOR A LIGHT RAIL IS ON THE AUGUST 8TH BALLOT IF IT PASSES IT WILL ADD A 3/8TH CENT TAX INCREASE FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT. NEW SANCTIONS ON

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