TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! OPEN LETTER TO CITY COUNCIL TOUTS KANSAS CITY TAXPAYER REVOLT!!!
An impassioned open letter from a Kansas City anti-tax group signals growing frustration with this town's local government spending habits.
To wit . . .
THIS MISSIVE SENT EXCLUSIVELY TO TKC CALLS OUT THE CITY COUNCIL ON TAXES, SPENDING AND THE CITY HALL FINANCIAL HOT MESS!!!
LETTER TO CITY COUNCIL
Members of our City Council: Next week there will be a vote to spend an additional $17,980,000 (with add-ons, I am told the final amount will be at least $19,000,000) on the Streetcar debacle. In your conscience how can you consider possibly voting for this expenditure? As a CITIZEN interested IN RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT I do not want to spend ANOTHER $17,000,000+ dollars on the Streetcars. There is a vote NEXT WEEK and we encourage you to vote NO! Please don't rob our Transportation Budget and the City's other funds for the streetcar.
Our City is basically going broke.
Scott Huizenga (KCMO Budget Officer) stated earlier this month "the municipal government is initiating a hiring freeze because thru July, revenues are coming in slower than expected and the city wants to minimize large scale (staff) reductions later in the year."
DAH! We have pushed the middle class to the surrounding counties, no wonder revenues are sluggish. Does this sound to you like a city that needs to be out spending $17,000,000+ on Streetcars? You know this is just the beginning. The streetcar debacle will cost $1,000,000,000 or more before it is over and very shortly you will asking for a new tax to fund the streetcar. Again the burden falls on the Taxpayers. Couple this with the RESEARCH medical TAX,TAX, The Airport and the fact that The Power and Light District subsidy is now up to $14,000,000 per year... it is just too much!! Its time to STAND UP AND SAY NO! NO MORE TAXES!! We have way better places to spend this money. Use your good sense to stop this needless expenditure. Now is not the time to push this or any other issue that will increase the tax burden on your constituents!
Citizens for Responsible Government