Thursday, January 31, 2013

AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS CONFIRMED!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR LINE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWSUIT CLAIMS!!!

Stellar MUST READ reporting from The KC Biz Journal: Kansas City streetcar plan is unconstitutional, property owners’ suit says

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah the Air Filter Company Lady. She's not real popular unfortunately. I was hoping it would be Kemper Jr. or someone but I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

Agree. Wish good luck to these folks.

Anonymous said...

Who says she's not popular? She just became my hero. Someone who's not afraid to stand up to city hall.

Anonymous said...

The Street Car People hate her guts. But that's a sure sign something isn't quite right with this whole voodoo street car deal.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully our laggard TV media will get on board in a timely manner.

Anonymous said...

Stupid

Anonymous said...

No good visuals.

Anonymous said...

S T R E T C H is finally good for something!

Anonymous said...

Whats stupid is our basic essential infrastructure is crumbling, visitor traffic has declined at KCI for 2012, our services suck, crime is going through the roof, and these idiots at City Hall decide an obscenely overpriced streetcar is going to solve all our problems. Lets not forget the farce this vote was either.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't eat that shit Grinders churns out but kudos to the owner for taking the lead.

JdX said...

Call this the revenge of Stretch?

Anonymous said...

It's Justice. Not "Just Us" which is the prevailing mentality of City Hall.

Anonymous said...

Doug Stone, an attorney who guided the city through the election process, declined comment Thursday.

"guided the city" ROFLMAO

Anonymous said...

Let me see if I understand how blogs work, Tony.

Late this morning, a "tipster" called you to tell you that the lawsuit had been filed. Without doing the slightest bit of work, you rush this "tip" into print.

A couple of hours later, an actual reporter fleshes the story out with details -- including who the actual plaintiffs are. Details you couldn't be bothered with.

But of course, "you read it first here."

That the way it works?

Anonymous said...

Anyone care to guess the last time a TDD was overturned in the state of Missouri?

Superdave said...

But always a first time for everything.

Anonymous said...

agree with SuperDave.

Anonymous said...

There has never been a court challenge to a TDD in Missouri before. And this lawsuit isn't challenging the TDD itself, but the voting process on how it was established.

Anonymous said...

@3:28pm I think the reason the Kempers and the big money people won't come out in public as being against this is they are afraid of the politicians at City Hall. I know for a fact that there is a large and growing number of businesses and taxpayers who are against this. Hopefully now that someone has filed a lawsuit they will step forward in their opposition. And I hope everyone else who is opposed will call and write their councilperson and express their views.

Anonymous said...

The big money people won't sign on because its a frivolous and baseless lawsuit with no legal standing and they -- unlike Sue "save my semi-trailer in-street parking" Burke and Jeff "aging gracefully" Rumaner -- they value their reputations.

Anonymous said...

The big money people won't sign on because its a frivolous and baseless lawsuit with no legal standing and they -- unlike Sue "save my semi-trailer in-street parking" Burke and Jeff "aging gracefully" Rumaner -- they value their reputations.

Anonymous said...

So the basis of the petitioners in the suit is their arguement that a non-resident property owner of the city (and likely in most cases) and possibly the state, has a right to vote on a tax? If these non-resident property owners have a right to vote on a tax, why wouldn't they have a right to vote for any other matter including elected officials? It seems like the only ones coming out ahead on this will be their attorneys who will be arguing for a new right which doesn't exist anywhere else in the Republic. Absurd.

Anonymous said...

The two plaintiffs are resident property owners. They both are residents of KCMO but were denied a vote. They get to vote on all other tax matters that affect the taxes levied within KCMO, both property and sales.