[Kansas City.com] With some Chiefs fans screaming foul and several Jackson County legislators livid, a proposed $131 season-ticket fee to help pay for the stadium has died a sudden death.
Just days after that plan became public, Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt and several county officials are working on finding a new way to charge game-goers to help raise money for upkeep of the stadiums.
“The more I thought about this, I got madder and madder,” Legislator Bob Spence, who on Monday was inclined to support the $131 fee, said Thursday. “We haven’t kept faith with the voters.”
Prosecutor Mike Sanders, the Democratic nominee for county executive, said he had talked to Hunt about new plans and was optimistic.
“What was clear to me was Clark Hunt is in search of a solution that works for everyone and is fair to everyone,” Sanders said.
No details were available Thursday, and Hunt couldn’t be reached for comment, but several county officials said parking or concession fees were under consideration.
Legislature Chairman Henry Rizzo said that a scheduled public hearing on the issue would go ahead Monday but that no vote would be taken because he was withdrawing the measure. He said a special meeting later in the week for a vote on another plan was likely.