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Sherry DeJanes is the attorney for SMART KC, Supporters of Modern Affordable Regional Transit. SMARTKC does not believe the proposed streetcar expansion is smart for the city.  

“If you look at the corridors through which the new expansion lines are going to run they are actually some of the poorest areas of our city. These are people who live paycheck to paycheck and can least afford it they spend all of their money on necessaries.”

Story here at KSHB Reported by Lisa Benson.



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Questions Questions everywhere

How difficult is it to get straight answers? Attorney Sherry DeJanes asks the hard questions.
Jan Marcason’s replies are in red.


On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Jan Marcason wrote:

I’ll get back to you next week.

Jan Marcason
City Council, 4th District
Sent from my iPad

On Feb 15, 2014, at 10:19 AM, “Sherry DeJanes” wrote:

Councilwoman Marcason:

Thank you for your prompt response to my question about remarks you made at the Broadway Westport Council
meeting on Thursday. I am hopeful you will be able to respond to the questions I have set forth below as quickly as
you did my previous question.

I note that $360,000 of the in-district expenditures for year 30 went to “Streetcar Corridor Planning Phase 2”.
Could you please tell me what other “Street or Roadway Improvements” were under consideration for that year but
did not make the list of expenditures that would be made from the funds available? I would also like to know if that
$360,000 and the $270,000 contributed by the third district for that same purpose are included in the costs that are
being reported by the City as the total costs associated with the Phase 2 Planning for the Streetcar Corridor; are

In FYE 2014, the Fourth District approved PIAC requests totaling $1,008,000 in street or roadway improvements
(including $350,000 for the streetcar planning). In FYE2015, we are proposing $1,095,000 for street and roadway
improvements, including $360,000 for streetcar planning.

In your earlier email to me, you identified the group that asked the Council to consider an extension of the
streetcar line South of 51st Street as the Country Club Right of Way Committee. I have been able to locate only a
single article that refers to that organization as it pertains to their activity in Waldo but I cannot locate anything that
identifies its members. Could you please tell me who were members of that committee at the time it requested the
Council to consider extension of the streetcar line South of 51st Street?

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