Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Roeland Park Broke Without Walmart Cash!!!



Another example of a small town at the mercy of a corporate giant in much the same way the big law firms run Kansas City Proper.

Check the damage:

NBC Action News: "City officials in Roeland Park, Kan., are grappling with how to make up a potential revenue shortfall of roughly $700,000 if (when) Walmart leaves town as expected sometime next year."

In very practical terms, look for more speed traps and traffic crackdowns in Roeland Park as they just might pick up the Mission, Ks. approach to generating revenue.

Update . . . Or they could just shut down Roeland Park altogether: Roeland Park Police Department could close when Walmart shuts down

13 Comments:

Superdave said...

Damn how the hell did they survive before Walmart?

Tuluride said...

they were surviving without wallymart because there were businesses in the area. Those businesses shriveled up then died as the China made goods attracted the busted inhabitants of the first ring suburbs. Of course Walmart moved on.. that's their business plan. No investment in the community. Just take what they can get then beat it out of the area.
get ready Waldo, you are about to be wal-mauled.

Anonymous said...

Without WalMart they will need less police because there will be considerably less crime. Most WalMarts being built today get to keep the city sales tax for years so there is no upside to having one in your city.

The ghost of Sam Walton said...

I don't even need a rubber to screw you guys!!! hahahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

8:08: Waldo's "Walmart" is a grocery store.

Anonymous said...

The survived by having a modest downtown which was torn down to build a huge parking lot for Walmart.

Anonymous said...

Roeland Park should just allow themselves to be annexed by KCK, 1/2 KCK shops at that Price Chopper anywayz.

Anonymous said...

Yes, give KCK your sick, tired, poor and more corrupt cops. Thanks

Anonymous said...

The story about the police is from last December, and it was an idea from a mayor who was voted out of office after proposing it. Tony, you can do better than that, can't you?

Superdave said...

There is as many shops there now as there was back in the day in Roeland Park long before Wally World came to town. So to say is less is showing your stupidity. In fact there is more now without Walmart than there was 15 years ago. It's Roeland Park city council bullshit to scare the taxpayers out of some more money to run a police dept that is way to big for the size city it covers.

Anonymous said...

It's ironic how a man named Stupid Dave is always calling out someone as stupid??
Stupid dave, anything you write is PAINFUL to read ..I think you may even be retarded.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you 5:20 and by the way he is right and your the one looking stupid.

Anonymous said...

That's "you're" by the way 6:10 so yes he is looking stupid for sure. probably has no idea where Roeland Park even is.