The residents of Kansas City, Missouri get their chance to vote on April 8. Exercising your right to vote is a fantastic gift in this Country, so get off your butt!!
Two issues I believe are important are the bus tax and the smoking ban. The bus tax is an economic issue. People need to be able to get to jobs. Without public transportation, many folks can't get to their jobs. The pennies of the tax are important in allowing people to pursue the American dream. And, all those folks who take the bus to the Chief's games, they benefit, too.
Shall the City of Kansas City continue a city sales tax for the purposes of developing, operating, maintaining, equipping and improving a bus transit system by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for Kansas City, Missouri, as authorized by Section 94.605 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri at a rate of 3/8% for a period of 15 years? _X___ YES ____ NO
The next issue is a public smoking ban. I believe that the ban enacted by City Council is soft. The voter led initiative is tougher. This is not a human rights issue, as the bar owners would have you believe. No one has the right cause others injury through second hand smoke. As to the stadiums, no one smokes in their seats. I can't take my kids to the Chiefs because of the drunks who stand up the whole game, not the smokers.
Shall the City of Kansas City prohibit smoking in enclosed places of employment, enclosed public places and on public sidewalks abutting acute care hospitals, while allowing it in casino gaming areas until all casinos located in the Missouri counties of Jackson, Platte and Clay, and the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte are obligated by ordinance, statute or law to prohibit smoking within the casino areas where gambling games are allowed for the purpose of promoting public health by decreasing citizen's exposure to secondhand smoke and creating smoke free environments for workers and citizens through regulation in the work place and all public places? __X__ YES ____ NO
See you at the polls or no complaining about the direction of our government.