BikeWalkKC and the Regional Transit Alliance are hosting a candidate forum for all city council candidates. More from the organizers here:
In an effort to further educate voters about where all of the council candidates stand on issues related to transportation, BikeWalkKC and the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance (KCRTA) are hosting a City Council candidate forum. You are invited to participate!
The forum will be held on Monday, May 20 in the Truman Forum Auditorium of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
With 20 candidates in the race for City Council, we want to do our best to be mindful of everyone's time. With that in mind, each candidate will be allotted 1 minute for introductions, 1 minute for conclusions, and 2 minutes for each of the questions listed below:
Question 1: "An alarming trend over the last couple of months has been the string of deadly crashes involving pedestrians throughout the City. A number of policies have been proposed to address this, including an update to the city's walkability plan and the development of a Vision Zero policy. If elected, what steps will you take to make our streets safer for pedestrians?"
Question 2: "One of the initiatives that KCRTA is working towards is regional funding for transit instead of relying solely on KCMO for funding. How would you lead the conversation about regional funding and what do you envision doing with the existing 1/2- and 3/8-cent sales taxes in pace (the 1/2-cent no longer has a sunset and the 3/8-cent sunsets in 2024)?"
All candidates are permitted and encouraged to research their answers to the questions ahead of the forum.