TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! AMERICAN WATER PULLS OUT OF KANSAS CITY THANKS TO THE COSTLY DECISIONS OF THE TAX AND SPEND MAYOR & COUNCIL!!!
Here's a decision that's going to be hitting every Kansas City resident in the pocketbook.
THE MOST KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US THAT AMERICAN WATER HAS GIVEN UP THEIR MOVE TO PARTNER WITH KANSAS CITY!!!
This probably means that the cadre of consultants they've hired will no longer be trying to schedule meetings with the Council and The Mayor has decided that more taxes are the only way to fix Kansas City's old and busted sewer and water pipes.
Reality check . . .
THE AMERICAN WATER PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE PUT A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF MONEY INTO THE GROUND INSTEAD OF RAISING PRICES ON CONSUMERS AND RESIDENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF SWEETHEART MANAGEMENT DEALS CURRENTLY ON THE TABLE!!!
Kansas City's favorite engineering firm and their heavy influence on local politics through contributions and straight up cronyism played a big part in this move.
By and large the effort to privatize Kansas City's water dept. is kaput.
It's worth noting that Mayor Sly and the City Council made this decision without any input from the public or local neighborhood leaders regarding the rapidly increasing cost of water and sewer service in Kansas City.
TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT: Remember that after this sales tax Mayor Sly has another $700 million surprise request for Kansas City!!!
And in the end local politicos will have to keep coming back to local voters for more cash because nothing has really changed in terms of management of this town's old and busted pipes.
Now that this solution is off the table . . . KC Taxpayers are on the hook for more cash and water/sewer bills that contribute to the SKYROCKETING cost of living in Kansas City.
DEVELOPING . . .