Recent events indicate this is a safe prediction: The crucial expansion of the Kansas City Streetcar line through midtown will be approved.
Mayor Sly James pushed and prodded Kansas Citians to pass an $800 million bond issue on Tuesday. It required a property tax increase. And 57.1 percent of the vote to pass.
Kansas City has a lot riding on the outcome of the $800 million bond package on Tuesday’s ballot. So does Mayor Sly James.
The burden of passing the biggest bond issue in Kansas City’s history largely rests on the back of one person.
A proposed statewide petition has been filed to eventually give Kansas City control over the 2,000-member Police Department, now run by a governor-appointed board.
This should lead to a positive outcome for taxpayers, city officials and the police — if all the steps are done correctly.