Kansas City streetcar still in litigation limbo
- Photo by Sabrina Staires
- Stretch might be smiling today with a court decision in his favor.
Stretch can stop flipping over couch cushions – he won’t have to find money to help pony up a $20 million bond to keep his lawsuit against the Kansas City streetcar going.
An appeals court judge late Friday issued a ruling that flicked away an attempt by lawyers representing the streetcar project to have Grinders owner Jeff “Stretch” Rumaner and River Market businesswoman Sue Anne Burke post a $20 million bond in order for the project to remain tied up in the courts.
That decision surely comes to the chagrin of Kansas City leaders and streetcar boosters who maintain that Stretch and Burke’s lawsuit prevents the issuance of bonds to finance the two-mile streetcar line and that delays may increase its costs.