MAYOR SLY THINKS THE TOY TRAIN AND NEW DOWNTOWN HOTEL WILL BRING THE GOP CONVENTION TO KANSAS CITY!!!
Kansas City Mayor Sly offers even more optimism in his latest blog post.
Putting Our Best Foot Forward
Kansas City Mayor Sly Writes: "Of course we had to address their questions about hotel rooms and transportation. Many that can be answered with the new streetcar that will be running by 2016. It will allow us to easily move people from areas around town to downtown."
Behind the scenes . . . The GOP convention in Kansas City is the latest, greatest excuse to advocate for a taxpayer subsidized hotel.
But do the math:
The Downtown Toy Train Streetcar cost about $125mil+
The Downtown Convention Hotel could go as high as $300 mil.
Just how much will the GOP convention spend to recoup the cost? Even a week's worth of escorts, booze and steak don't seem to cover the FRIGHTENING price tag of Mayor Sly's eco-devo agenda.