Kansas City City Council delays vote on KCI redesign ballot language

Posted at 6:13 PM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 19:19:23-04

After intense debate Thursday during the Kansas City City Council meeting, members voted 7 to 6 to wait until next Thursday to vote on ballot language to get the proposed KCI terminal question on the November ballot.  

One ballot question called for revenue bonds to finance the project. The second proposal would have put the KCI question to voters in November without addressing how the project would be financed. 

City Council Member Jermaine Reed proposed a third option. 

He asked council members to vote to delay making a decision until next week. 

Some councilmembers argued the KCI single terminal question has been debated and discussed for years and it's time to vote and get it on the ballot in November

Other councilmembers argue that waiting one more week to get more information about proposed revenue bond funding would not hurt. Reed also argued that waiting another week would give councilmembers time to get the answers they need, and to show that the council is unified on the KCI proposal. 

Councilman Reed's motion carried and the debate will continue next Thursday.