Thursday, June 25, 2009

CITADEL PLAZA VOTE TODAY FOR THE FATE OF KANSAS CITY FINANCES!!!



Today's the day of the big vote as to whether or not KC is going to give $20.5 million to a project that doesn't have a great chance of success.

The Star has a meager offering buried in the local section today.

TKC COVERAGE COURTESY OF KICKASS TIPSTERS HAS BEEN MUCH BETTER!!!

At every point in this story TKC TIPSTERS have simply come up with more relevant information.

This blog has featured:

  • Info which noted that funding for the project would come from Infrastructure funds.

  • EXCLUSIVE coverage of contentious exchanges between Council people on the subject.

  • An EXCLUSIVE outline of the initial voting look . . . Note: Beth and Jan are now firmly in the NO camp according to sources and Mayor Funky and Cathy Jolly could decide the thing . . . We hear that Ed Ford would also vote NO but he's not in town.

  • Of course TKC directly linked the ordinance and looked at the language of the deal. EXCLUSIVE: Expect a bit of surprise on this one as well as Mr. Riley might throw something out from the floor that will make voting against Citadel just a little harder.

  • TKC noted talk of layoffs that could come as a result of the project along with evidence and reasoning behind this info.

  • Last week AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS were the first and only folks to come up with great documents detailing the initial problems with the deal.

  • And TKC has even committed some time to the opposition as they've answered a few of the criticisms. Along with a few more stories that also contributed to the understanding of the City Hall watching public.

    The next EXCLUSIVE detail I'm going to lay down on this story may determine how things unfold today . . . A lot of people don't know this but . . .

    THE CITADEL PLAZA DEAL MUST ATTAIN 9 VOTES IN ORDER TO PASS AND NOT JUST A SIMPLE MAJORITY!!!

    The City Council has had trouble with these kind of rules in the recent past and close watchers of The City Charter are going to be keeping track of this IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DETAIL first noted by TKC.

    I think it's clear KICKASS TKC TIPSTERS provided much more information that The Star could bring to this story and right now I just want to thank them!!!

    This is an important vote for Kansas City that will have a great impact on our future. And I guess it's a good thing that TKC readers, Tipsters, commenters and the blogosphere played a bigger part in the story than the last remnants of the dead tree media.
  • 10 Comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Vote no Funk. This is your chance to start building credibility again.

    Anonymous said...

    Funk is voting yes. Already told you. He has traded a lot of favors in order to get reelected.

    Anonymous said...

    this is the worst project because it will cost jobs in the long run. vote no every tax proposal in the future.

    PFL0W said...

    there are a lot more reasons than that why this is the worst project. They'd be handing over $20.5 million dollars to one company, up front, for the project. Who's to say the company will get it done? And what, exactly and specifically is being asked of this company (The Block Co.)? And why should we EVER have a non-competed project like this? (Answer: we shouldn't). Finally--for here and now, anyway--this is the WORST real estate market in 70 years--since the Great Depression. There is retail and commercial space available ALL OVER TOWN. The city doesn't need this developed right now. It's stupid. It's irresponsible. They should all vote no.

    Mo Rage
    www.moravings.blogspot.com

    Anonymous said...

    This ignores what the eastside really needs.

    Bad project.

    Anonymous said...

    Schools are closing because the district's funding is cut by $44 million and they want to spend over $90 million on a retail project???

    WHEN MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE WE ARE ALL DOOMED!

    rey rey said...

    anyone that votes yes will not be re-elected on this...mark my word

    Anonymous said...

    "anyone that votes yes will not be re-elected on this...mark my word"

    If you rob Peter to pay Paul you can always count on Paul's support. A lot of Pauls will make big money on this and campaign money will flow. Meanwhile taxpayers won't be paying attention as usual. They will be concerned about bike paths, dog parks, bottled water, Park Board appointees and any number of insignificant issues.

    rey rey said...

    all the people and their insignificant issues are following this and from the volume of emails already sent from them to council members, this vote will be a HUGE come campaign time

    Anonymous said...

    suck it.