Monday, November 29, 2010

Clay Chastain doesn't live in Kansas City, but he wants to be mayor

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

click to enlarge Clay Chastain promises that he'll move back to Kansas City if he's elected.
  • Clay Chastain promises that he'll move back to Kansas City if he's elected.

Kansas City's favorite political gadfly/light rail pusher Clay Chastain doesn't live here anymore. But that's not going to stop him from running as a write-in candidate for mayor.

The relentless self-promoter and mass transit disciple, who also unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1991 and 1999, sent out a press release yesterday that claims a "slew of petition signers" have pleaded with him to return from Virginia, where he lives now, and save Kansas City from itself.



His release said the city is "nearing a state of emergency," a

situation, Chastain says, he'll solve with -- what else? -- light rail

service and swimming pools! Because 94

murders is bad, but traffic is a real pain in the keister.

Chastain announced his candidacy along with a hot new idea for a rail

and aquatic center at the Northland's Line Creek Valley that he promises

will "uplift the city" and be connected to the "coolest public

transportation system in America." No word yet on how a swimming pool

will solve the city's problems, or where the money will come from, but

it's a long time before Election Day.

The only campaign promises he made in his announcement is that he will

return to Kansas City to govern if he's elected, and  he'll amend the "absurd

residency requirements" in the city charter. Like, you have to live in

Kansas City to be mayor?

Here's a doodle he sent out of the swimming pool that will save the city.
 

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