Saturday, June 15, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LAND BANK FAILS SO FAR!!!



Since the U.S. Housing bubble burst in 2008 Kansas City has been home to a MASSIVE amount of abandoned real estate blighting local neighborhoods.

The Land Bank Of Kansas City has been one of the local political solutions to this vacant housing epidemic that's pervasive throughout the nation. Mayor Sly and the new Council championed this effort that kind mimics the Jackson County Land Bank and locals were satisfied that elected officials were at least doing something to address one of the city's most pervasive problem.

However . . .

AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS REPORT THAT KANSAS CITY'S LAND BANK HAS FAILED TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS!!!

The blighted South Kansas City home featured at the top of this post offers an important account of more empty promises for local government.

Here's a quick comment that accompanies the old and busted home:

"Attached is a photo of land bank house in south Kansas City. So much for the city maintaining their property. The neighbors have been trying for weeks to get the land bank to cut the grass."

Good luck finding any example of a Kansas City Land Bank Success story. In fact, some Kansas City denizens believe the organization is nothing more than a mechanism for KCMO to enforce and carry out eminent domain ploys akin to the alleged "land grab" that facilitated the construction of KCPD East Patrol.

So, for the moment we have another government organization with a vast amount of leeway and power over Kansas City real estate yet very few people can point to anything worthwhile the organization has accomplished.

DEVELOPING . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't ask Mayor James to explain himself. You are being unfair to expect any kind of accountability from City Hall.

Anonymous said...

Why not sell $1 houses again? This land bank idea is horrible.

Anonymous said...

DUH!!!!! City of Kansas City and its lazy azzed attorneys can't get anything right. Shitty Council Reps always missing in action and pretending to have victories they didn't earn. Third and Fifth District representatives are little more than a minstrel show. I, for one, and tired of it. All out of ideas and still steamrolling over constituents.

Anonymous said...

Jermaine Reed is the Lance Armstrong of politics!

Anonymous said...

East Patrol is an illegal undertaking. Anybody who has their hand on this project... should expect jail time.

GJ said...

Actually, this home is in Councilman Sharp's District.

Anonymous said...

White flight will be cured by draconian measures against the criminal black element that is the genesis of white flight.

Until blacks realize that THEY are resposible for the urban decay thoughout this country, and, that the solution is taking responsibilty for that same decay, and, then change the culture of stupidity and violence, then you can sell all the fuckin 1 dollar houses in the universe, no one who actually contributes to the continuation of any semblence of civilization will live with fucking animals.

Idiot fucks.

Anonymous said...

WELCOME TO DETROIT

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is "in charge" of this project?? It might be a grand idea IF somebody with the right background is running it. Oh, it's KC, I forgot. It'll be another fucked up mess for the taxpayers to stand for.

Anonymous said...

Fail? Seriously? The Land Bank is a needed tool and is just now getting down to serious business. Give it some time before you start criticizing.

Anonymous said...

There would not be a need for a Land Bank if property values were not diminished and destroyed by a black urban disease that is loved so very much by the MSM and the grifters who make money on it.

Urban wastelands are prime money makers for Land Banks and other stupid give aways that solve nothing.

Blacks destroy everything, everything they touch.

Anonymous said...

Hey I know this house it is right in my neighborhood, 10722 White St.

Anonymous said...

All John Sharp can think about is some grand plan for Bannister Mall which we all know will fail. He managed to get the governor to give Cerner $10M of our tax dollars so they can at least clean the area up. All the while places like this property are bringing down property values for everyone in the area. It would be nice if Sharp could get his priorities straight.

Anonymous said...

All John Sharp can think about is some grand plan for Bannister Mall which we all know will fail. He managed to get the governor to give Cerner $10M of our tax dollars so they can at least clean the area up. All the while places like this property are bringing down property values for everyone in the area. It would be nice if Sharp could get his priorities straight.

Anonymous said...

Land Bank does not have eminent domain authority.

Anonymous said...

Does the Land Bank need eminent domain authority? Of course not. Once in the Bank, the City can confiscate the property with no opposition.

Anonymous said...

Here's a novel idea- how about the fucking OWNER cuts his own grass, or gets fined by the city? And when the fines stack up to the property value- the City owns it.

Wait... no... that'll never work. It make no accommodations for special classes of people.

Anonymous said...

Niggers like the jungle!

Anonymous said...

12:57; that actually is how they get a number of properties.

The City does have to mow abandoned properties, and they then put liens against the property for those mowing costs. Then, when the property owner doesn't pay those liens (and property taxes). The City forecloses, and now they will go to the Land Bank.

Anonymous said...

Last I heard David Park is in charge of coming up with Land Ban procedures.

Anonymous said...

5:27 that is true. This thing just got started, they suddenly have hundreds, if not thousands of properties to maintain, etc., but Tony is ready to call it a failure. Figures.

Anonymous said...

Well, who the fuck is David Park and what does he bring to the table?