TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! QUESTIONS BLOWUP OVER STUABIO CONNECTIONS TO TOY TRAIN STREETCAR AUTHORITY AND THEN NEW GIG WITH FIRM NAMED TO MARKETING COMMITTEE!!!
The business of the Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar is on track but seemingly getting a bit more twisted and strange as we move forward.
To wit . . .
HIPSTER STAUBIO'S NEW GIG HAS RAISED THE EYEBROWS OF KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CRITICS!!!
Let's reveal the latest breaking gossip (i.e. news before it happens) and then wait for journalists to translate and publish later . . .
The sitch according to the most KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS . . .
"Staubio was on a panel that awarded/oversaw/was the final vote on "A LAME-ASS DESIGN FIRM" streetcar marketing contract, which means they will be receiving large sums of income from tax payers in exchange for promoting the streetcar. Within a few months of awarding that contract to "THE LAME-ASS DESIGN FIRM", STAUBIO makes the transition to PARTNER at THE AFOREMENTIONED LAME-ASS DESIGN FIRM. Is that illegal? No. Is it unethical? I believe it is."
Fact check . . .
THE SLEAZY CONTRACT AWARDING PROCESS IN KANSAS CITY MIGHT RAISE EVEN MORE EYEBROWS CONSIDERING THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MONEY FROM THE FEDS!!!
What's most important here is to mythbust the tired notion that hipsters and "Downtown Neighborhood Activists" were ever doing anything out of the goodness of their heart or concern for Kansas City Proper.
First of all . . . There's no such thing as a Downtown neighborhood because people in condo/lofts don't believe in community.
More importantly . . .
As always, "advocates" for the streetcar seem to be first in line when it comes to getting sweet contracts and the toy train seems less about transit nowadays and more about getting paid.
Developing . . .