Chastain headed to state Supreme Court; streetcar supporters have to wait

05/29/2013 9:59 AM

05/29/2013 9:59 AM

Clay Chastain is claiming a victory of sorts after the Missouri Supreme Court

agreed to hear his case.

“We live to fight another day,” he said in an email this morning.

Both the circuit court and the appeals court have said the

City Council

acted properly when it decided not to put Chastain’s petition for a light rail system on the ballot in 2011.

“Plainly and simply, the trial court correctly declared that the proposed initiative ordinance is a facially unconstitutional appropriation ordinance and, as such, the City was not required to place it before the City’s voters,” the appeals court said in January.

But the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.

At the same time, the Court issued an order Tuesday declining a request to immediately take up the legal challenge to the streetcar project, bypassing the appeals court.

That will drag out the legal dispute over the proposal.

Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service