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TDD election schedule updated


The Streetcar Extension TDD potential schedule has been updated to reflect sensitivity to timing concerns expressed by the City Council.

The revised schedule calls for the conduct of the TDD formation election after the April 2017 municipal election, which will contain at least two citywide questions.

See for the updated schedule.

Streetcar Public Hearing — 9am, Thursday, Sept. 15

See this story for more information.

16th Circuit Court waives judicial hearing in streetcar case

On Aug. 19, the 16th Circuit Court held a status conference on the streetcar extension case and KCRTA asked the Court to forego the judicial hearing as permitted under the TDD Act when no one files an opposition in the proceeding.

Under such circumstances, the court can make its ruling based on the pleadings alone. The judge decided to do so.

The TDD Act expressly permits this when no opposition to the legality of the proposed district needs to be ruled upon by the Court. Considering that two prior courts have reviewed this same structure and finance plan before and found them to be lawful, we anticipate that this proposed district will be certified for voter consideration by the Court as were the prior proposals.

This only affects the judicial hearing that would have been held on Sept. 16. The Court will still hold the public hearing on Sept 15, as previously noticed. Assuming the Court certifies the district for voter consideration as anticipated, the Court would issue that order sometime after Sept. 15.

Save the date! 2016 Annual Meeting on Oct. 27

KCRTA’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, overlooking Main Street and Brush Creek.

RSVP on Facebook!

Stay tuned for more information!

UMKC/Midtown streetcar extension resources posted

Have questions about KCRTA’s efforts to extend the streetcar through Midtown to UMKC’s Volker Campus? Bookmark (and share) for a map of the proposed funding district, a proposed timeline for in-district elections, and the Public Notice for Sept. 15 public hearing at the Jackson County Courthouse.

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