FACT OF LIFE: KANSAS CITY STREETS WERE A DANGEROUS MESS LAST NIGHT DESPITE PROMISES TO FIX INFRASTRUCTURE!!!
During the reign of the current Kansas City Mayor and City Council there have been no less than THREE MAJOR TAX INCREASES along with a hit to our bond rating that threatens to bring this town one step closer to financial oblivion.
In almost every instance these tax increases have been described as "imperative and necessary" to keep this town running along with a promise that unfulfilled efforts to fix local infrastructure and finally get around to deferred maintenance will be realized.
To wit . . .
LAST NIGHT KANSAS CITY ROADS WERE A DANGEROUS MESS AND REVEALED THAT MAYOR SLY HASN'T DONE MUCH TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS IN ANY MEANINGFUL WAY!!!
"Local police agencies report well over 100 traffic crashes on the evening of New Year’s Eve and the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day, but none involved any serious injuries or fatalities . . .
The Kansas City Police Department reported 85 crashes from 6 p.m. Monday to midnight with another 35 between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m."
One of these crashes even involved Kansas City Police . . .
Car, KCPD cruiser collide near 43rd, Benton
So . . .
Clearly, all of these "emergency" efforts to increase taxes haven't resulted in any swift effort to change the substandard conditions of local streets and infrastructure.
In the meantime. We want to remind folks that there's nothing but more efforts to increase local taxes planned for this year using the same rhetoric which cites the rising tax rate as "imperative" while the local political elite seem more concerned with toy trains and other pet projects.
DEVELOPING . . .