CHICAGO – Several Kansas City, Mo. business owners behind a lawsuit challenging the legality of the funding mechanism for the city’s proposed $102 million, two-mile downtown streetcar line filed an appeal of the district court’s dismissal of the litigation.

The initial complaint was filed by KCAF Investors LLC in Jackson County Circuit Court against the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District in January. It sought a declaratory judgment voiding a special parking and property tax assessment and a 1% sales tax.

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