KC INSIDERS SAY COUNCIL WILL RUIN CIDS!!!
I won't dwell on this one because Kansas City Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are REALLY boring . . . But City Hall gossip is not.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY BIZ INSIDERS NOTE THAT THE COUNCIL IS BASICALLY RUINING CIDS WITH OVER REGULATION AND POLITICAL MEDDLING!!!
Here's a more objective view . . .
Neighborhoods And Developers Weigh In On CIDs
Sadly, none of the reporting on this subject lets people know what's going on behind the scenes . . . Yes, we all know this is a reaction to Larry Sells and the Uptown Area CID proposal run amock . . .
But there's more fun to be had . . .
What's really interesting is Council Dude Ed Ford fighting for control of this issue and begging other Council people to leave the topic to his discretion.
His repeated pleas to keep other council folks from tinkering with new CID rules and regs alienated most people from the discussion but kept his P&Z fiefdom intact.
However, the secret to any success obtained by CIDs doensn't have a lot to do with local government.
One insider says . . .
"CIDs only work because of a lack of control by the Council. CIDs were formulated as an answer to City Hall mismanagement and allow business owners an opportunity to direct resources that would have been otherwise squandered by elected officials. I'm sure these new regulations are going to do nothing but crackdown on small business. City Council micromanagement was exactly the kind of thing CIDs were created to avoid."
And while business both big and small continue to leave the City limits. I guess it's good to know that local government politicos are at least making progress when it comes to developing and perfecting new taxing schemes.
DEVELOPING . . .