TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FOLLOWING BIG CHIEFS WIN, KANSAS CITY WILL GIVE JACKSON COUNTY SPORTS AUTHORITY $2 MILLION THIS WEEK!!!
The Kansas City Chiefs were on the brink of wasting yet another season until a fluke and some exceptionally kind calls from referees turned their luck around.
This week . . . The Jackson County Sports Authority will share in even more good fortune at the behest of taxpayers and politicos.
TO WIT . . . CHECK OUT A $2 MILLION ORDINANCE FOR THE STADIUMS FROM KANSAS CITY THAT'S PART OF THE MOST COSTLY GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT!!!
Here's the legislation: Ordinance #120807
Here's the money line:
"Authorizing a $2,000,000.00 agreement with the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority to be used in connection with the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex. "
Forgive me for paraphrasing former Mayor Funky but what's important here is that there's nothing written down about Kansas City's requirement to pay out this cash. The old Mayor used this as a talking point and it never did him any good. But he was right.
There won't be much controversy about this one from the current crop of elected officials at City Hall not only because Mayor Sly doesn't allow much dissent but also because rampant spending is now commonplace.
For better or worse, big time expenses like this are always defended by pro-sports teams who tout the revenue and jobs created . . . But, let's face it, The Chiefs were lucky to eke out a victory against the worst team in the NFL . . . Job Creation amid an ongoing recession isn't going to come from a front office too stingy to pay for a decent O-Line.
Instead . . . This is Kansas City Payout reminds us that The Chiefs and Royals are still rather mediocre but they STAY WINNING when it comes to taking cash from City Hall.
DEVELOPING . . .