TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COUNCIL DUDE JIM GLOVER OFFERS LITTLE TRANSPARENCY DURING AN "EMERGENCY" $1 MIL+ KANSAS CITY MONEY GRAB FOR THE DOWNTOWN "TOY TRAIN" STREETCAR!!!
Kansas City's streets are crumbling. This town is having trouble paying City Employees and a slew of new taxes are on the way in the name of infrastructure. Unfortunately, the answer to solving all of these problems from City Hall seems to be a TOY TRAIN that only runs about two miles.
To wit . . .
COUNCIL DUDE JIM GLOVER'S MOVE TO GRAB MORE THAN A MILLION BUCKS FOR KANSAS CITY'S PROPOSED DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR IS MEETING WITH CRITICISM BECAUSE OF A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY!!!
Seriously, there are a lot of differing opinions about the Downtown Street car on this blog but the move to get cash THIS WEEK is meeting with a very simple question . . .
WHAT'S THE EMERGENCY COUNCILMAN GLOVER?!?!? WHY DOES THE DOWNTOWN STREETCAR NEED MORE THAN A MILLION BUCKS THIS WEEK?!?!
Remember that Kansas City lost Fed Funds so we're not really talking about meeting deadlines . . . Or at least that's nowhere in the ordinance language or fact sheet.
Since TKC TIPSTERS BROKE THIS STORY LAST NIGHT . . . We've been getting some good info on the effort . . .
One thoughtful TKC TISPTER WRITES . . .
"RE: The Emergency toy train ordinance. Are you aware that all minority and female participation is waived on emergency ordinances? And if the engineering study is an emergency, then the construction will likely be an emergency. So they may very well leave MBE and WBE companies out of the work, with no goals on the project."
Speaking to that point . . .
Here's another Kansas City Downtown Toy Train Emergency:
ORDINANCE NO. 120604
"Authorizing a Second Amendment to a contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., for the Downtown Street Car Transit System; and recognizing an emergency."
That's right . . .
COUNCIL DUDE GLOVER WANTS TO EXECUTE "EMERGENCY" CONTRACTS FOR KANSAS CITY'S PROPOSED DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREET CAR THIS WEEK . . . ALL WITHOUT REVEALING: WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY?!?!?
To say that the proposed streetcar is oversold is being very kind.
What's worse is that some very troubling deception is going on in this Kansas City Downtown Streetcar effort that is even worrying some supporters of the idea.
Thankfully, KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS want us to put this on blast in the name of TRANSPARENCY so that City Hall Streetcar moves don't go unreported.
DEVELOPING . . .