After several negotiations, an amended version of HB 1234 narrowly passed through the Elections Committee. This is good news! The new bill will allow for residential voters to automatically be issued a ballot in mail-in TDD elections and be able to return it without having to get it notarized.
Next, the bill moves on to Rep. Barnes’ Rules Committee. We need to make our voices heard to continue to make progress. Help us do so by clicking here to see each of the members of the Rules Committee. From this page, you can click on the name of each member to be taken to their respective website, where you can easily find their email address to contact them directly.
Please message them and ask them to vote YES for HB1234 to make the voting process in Transportation Development elections fair and equally accessible for all eligible voters.
Streetcar Alert! - Hearing Rescheduled
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Hearing
Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 8:45am
26th Floor, Council Chambers
Ordinance 171032 is going to be considered this Thursday morning. This Ordinance would eliminate the restriction on the City spending money to plan for streetcar expansion without first putting it to a vote of the entire City. It would cut the heart out of the Ordinance that resulted from our initiative petition that was passed at the ballot box last August. Committee members Reed, Justus & Lucas are sponsors of Ordinance 171032 along with Scott Wagner, Scott Taylor and Sly.
The word is that there are only two "NO" votes on the ordinance. Please contact your council persons to let them know you are against this move and do so as soon as possible!
Heather Hall, 1st District – email@example.com
- Dan Fowler, 2nd District – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teresa Loar, 2nd District – Teresa.Loar@kcmo.org
Katheryn Shields, 4th District – email@example.com
- Alissia Canady, 5th District – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lee Barnes, 5th District – email@example.com
- Kevin McManus, 6th District – firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposed language for an email is:
Ordinance 171032 is designed to eliminate a very important aspect of Ordinance 170042 that we were able to get on the books via an initiative petition just this past August. One of the major factors that fueled the initiative petition was the huge amount of money the City spent on "planning" for the failed streetcar expansion in 2014. Elimination of the planning piece of Ordinance 170042 will re-open the City coffers to unbridled secretive spending on planning again; something that a majority of the City voters do not want to have happen.
Please follow the wishes of the people and do NOT vote in favor of Ordinance 171032.
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