The Kansas City Council last week asked a Jackson County Circuit Court judge to support its bid to block Clay Chastain’s $2.5 billion light-rail ballot initiative.

Chastain, a Virginia-based transit activist who has pushed several proposals to build light rail in the city, gathered the required signatures, but the city won’t put the measure to a vote, contending that the plan is unconstitutional because the funding mechanism won’t cover the construction and operation of the system.

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