KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Star reports that transportation supporters have turned in more than enough signatures to qualify for an election on an expansion of the recently opened and highly successful Kansas City Streetcar.
The Kansas City clerk’s office was notified by election officials Tuesday that the petition effort garnered 1,835 valid signatures. The number required under the city charter was 1,708. In January, elected officials must decide, with advice from the city attorney, whether to place the streetcar proposal on the April ballot for a public vote.
The streetcar plan would ask voters to approve a three-eighths-cent citywide sales tax for 25 years to help fund a $1 billion, 26-mile streetcar system, building on the city’s 2.2-mile streetcar starter route. For the full story, click here.