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Clay Chastain Offers Light Rail Compromise

By Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – Activist Clay Chastain this week made an offer to Kansas City Council that he called a great compromise."

Clay Chastain:"I think the city council many of them that voted for the repeal recognize now after the torrent of public opposition that that was a mistake.

Chastain offered to give up some of his demands like the closing of Broadway, gondolas in Penn Valley Park and a specific route if the council would rescind its repeal and put a Chastain-revised plan on the February ballot. The mayor's spokesman Kendrick Blackwood said Funkhouser has no interest in the last-minute offer.

Kendrick Blackwood:"The mayor is comfortable with the way the council took the step to rescind the light rail initiative."

Blackwood says the council did what it was empowered to do by the city charter and the council will do just fine in coming up with an alternative plan on its own.

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