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Clay Chastain at Union Station

Clay Chastain
Photographer Eric Bowers captured Clay Chastain during his petition drive at Union Station on Saturday, which was also National Train Day. Chastain gathered about 1,000 signatures, but announced today he'd be scaling back the proposal.

Earlier in the week, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders made a competing pitch to the Kansas City City Council; the Council tentatively agreed to support the Sanders plan [PDF] and is considering a change in the petition process that would require a financial statement from the city auditor for each petition initiative submitted to voters.

Photo used with permission.

3 Comments so far

  1. Steve C May 13th, 2010 10:21 am

    I like the Sanders plan. It matches more closely to what I proposed, which was tying the malls together. I propose the mall plan because malls are placed in populated areas and have plenty of parking.

  2. anonymous May 13th, 2010 11:06 am

    Wow. I was fine with Sanders plan, but you agreeing with it, and saying that it would carry out that horrible vision you just espoused, makes me hate it.

  3. northlander May 13th, 2010 4:21 pm

    The problem with Clay is he does not know enough about the expenses that go into Light Rail.
    At least Sanders has a plan and everyone knows that Streetcars can keep the cost down and still get the people from point A to B without costing a arm ,and a leg.

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