TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PROFESSIONALISM?!?! BOYCOTT THREAT FROM TRANSIT DISTRICT VICE CHAIR DISAPPOINTS DOWNTOWN BIZ COMMUNITY!!!
Matthew Staub is the vice chair of the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District.
His small cadre of buddies on Twitter are probably the only group of people who universally and enthusiastically support the toy train streetcar and impending Kansas City financial calamity.
Recently, Mr. Staub's online antics have inspired some pointed questions from Downtown Kansas City biz leaders.
In fact . . .
KANSAS CITY BIZ LEADERS IN THE TDD BRISTLE THAT THE VICE CHAIR WOULD ENGAGE IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE BOYCOTT TALK!!!
The message that Downtown Biz leaders are taking from Mr. Staub's angry tweets is that local government will crackdown on anyone who dares to disagree or raise reasonable questions about the important issues like "stacking" and other taxing concerns facing the proposed streetcar line.
Real talk: In the aftermath of the lawsuit to stop the streetcar . . . Mr. Staub's Twitter Antics didn't help make the case for supporters of the line.
Money quote . . .
"It just seems unprofessional to me," one insider noted. "This is a serious issue that could cost KC hundreds of millions of dollars and a member of the Transit District Board is ranting against a Downtown Kansas City business online like some kind of frustrated teenager. That doesn't inspire much confidence that this board will keep their emotions out of the decision making process and work for what's best for Downtown residents instead of their own egos"
For the record, @staubio has taken aim at TKC via Twitter more than a few times and seemingly doesn't understand that his new position as Vice Chair on a public board isn't the place for mostly uninformed cheerleading.
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