KC's Unforgivable Cordish Double Down!!!
It's almost impossible to contemplate how Kansas City's Mayor and City Council continue to play developer given that time has shown most of their decisions have turned out HORRIBLY.
Just a quick review . . .
Kansas City officials defend the $8 million upfront incentive Cordish is getting to build a new apartment complex downtown.
City officials hope new downtown development helps Power & Light's financial situation
Now remember that getting in bed with Cordish costs Kansas City Taxpayers around $12 million every year.
Clearly, this decision isn't based on any data, doesn't provide much protection for local taxpayers and it's basically a multi-million dollar endeavor based on a hunch.
TKC REAL TALK . . .
THIS IS A CLEAR SIGN TO KANSAS CITY VOTERS THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH ANY KIND OF NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERN AND THEY'RE ONLY WORKING AT THE BEHEST OF CORPORATIONS AND THE LOCAL ELITE!!! THIS MOVE IS NOTHING LESS THAN A BETRAYAL OF KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS!!!
If voters wanted to give up on Mayor Sly and this Council . . . This decision provides the PERFECT reason.
Seriously, I had a bit of hope things weren't THIS BAD in Kansas City. Turns out I was wrong, Mayor Sly and City Council now seemed to determined to work on nothing more than press events, corporate handouts and pet projects while smiling and politely ignoring local neighborhoods.
DEVELOPING . . .