Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CELEBRATE THE KANSAS CITY EMERGENCY HALF BILLION $$$ WATER BOND VOTE!!!



Wait a second . . . Didn't we already pay to "reform and repair" Kansas City's old and busted infrastructure?!?!

Now . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CELEBRATE WHAT IS TANTAMOUNT TO YET ANOTHER KANSAS CITY TAX INCREASE PROPOSED BY MAYOR SLY!!!

This is basically one of half a dozen times that Mayor Sly has asked voters to make life in Kansas City more expensive . . . But nobody else in this town is counting . . .

Ordinance #140036: "Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the question of authorizing the issuance and sale of negotiable interest bearing water revenue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $500,000,000.00 for the purpose of improving and expanding the water system of the City; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure; and declaring the effective date of the authorization."
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This HALF BILLION DOLLAR MOVE is something that I thought Kansas City voters already paid for . . . But it's an emergency now and it doesn't seem like anybody in Kansas City is willing to challenge Mayor Sly's spending.

Developing . . .

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't understand. We can't take this money out of the e-tax! Then how would we pay for the trip to Spain?

Anonymous said...

What's funny is that in a town that supposedly is supporting downtown living and greater density, much of this money will be spent on the "expanding" part of the ordinance. There's already been a $40 million bond issue for water and sewer expansion north of the river that will enable residential development for an additional 70,000 residents.
There's no real plan as to what KCMO actually wants to try to be. Just time after time where the folks at city hall just can't say "no" to anybody.

Anonymous said...

Translation: We've robbed the ATA for all we can, now we're coming back to YOU Mr. Taxpayer for more. Bend over - this won't hurt a bit.

chuck said...

The real news, is that they are going to Spain to check out the sewers there, so we can have have better sewage. While there, Bull Fights will be on the "Intensive" agenda.

Thats right folks! Bull Fights in the P&L will not only produce the revenue needed to make us whole as a city again, no one will notice the Bull Shit.

Anonymous said...

This HALF BILLION DOLLAR MOVE is something that I thought Kansas City voters already paid for.

Nope. Dead wrong. Still needs to be funded and done. If you were really paying attention you'd already know this.

Anonymous said...

What are the bonds about? The City is already charging outrageous fees to people who do not even have water service on at their property. This is suspicious and needs investigating. Sorry, the water department is one big, gigantic pothole where money is being siphoned. Surely, this money scheme is just another economic development scheme. If the folks at City Hall knew anything at all about developing a City, they know that suburban sprawl is killing Kansas City and will continue. The first thing Sly did when he took office was expand Kansas City boundaries in suburban areas. What a complete and total idiot! When is his tenure over... He's done.

Anonymous said...

No one complained about urban sprawl when wealthy people started moving to the suburbs in the early nineteenth century. No one complained about urban sprawl when middle-class (college-educated) families started moving to the suburbs in the late nineteenth century.

Welcome to Leawood!

Anonymous said...

9:58, don't be such a moron. First, the shitty sewers are not in the "sprawl." Second, it was the city's decision to annex some 150-200 square miles 40 years ago that made the city the 322 square miles it is today. They've had 40 fricking years to plan for this.

Hyperblogal said...

Maybe we all should vote no so the council will have an actual emergency for a change.

Anonymous said...

When Mayor Sly allows the Missouri State Auditor to do his job and perform an independent audit of KCMO Water Dept. Then voters might consider giving them more money. Until then, if we don't know for sure how they are spending what we give them, we shouldn't give them more. They don't call him Sly for nothing!!!

Anonymous said...

10:26 comment brings up an EXCELLENT point.

Why in the world is KCMO geographically as big as it is? From an efficiency standpoint it's RIDICULOUS!! And there perhaps, is an important clue.
The city is not concerned about being efficient, and concentrating it's resources effectively. As most governments tend toward, KCMO is an inefficient bureaucracy, rife with transient politicians, nearsighted planning, and lack of oversight.
The answer to every problem is to get BIGGER. We need to attract more tourists, more conventions, more, more, MORE!! But why? Don't residents report that the metro area is a good place to raise a family, and they like not being in a bigger city? The "civic cheerleader" types would keep building and taxing residents until KCMO was unanimously unlivable.

KCMO should physically go on a restricted diet, and start shrinking. No new billion-dollar airport terminal, no new white elephant projects, and concentrate on basic city services.

Anonymous said...

12:55pm Good points. Let's make KCMO a nice place to live. Forget about urban development, toy trolleys, etc.

Anonymous said...

KCMO needs to de-annex some area. Can't afford services for all the farmland north of the river and all the area East of Troost.

Anonymous said...

I hope KC voters wise up and vote no on any new taxes. Hopefully that will force the idiots at city hall to have to spend wisely. When I was in KC I was for the etax. If I lived there now I would not vote for it because they don't spend it wisely.

Anonymous said...

We have an "emergency" regarding water/infrastructure requiring more taxpayer funding but "need" a toy train and new airport. FAIL!

Anonymous said...

As a life-long Kansas-Citian, I came to a point that I wanted to buy a house about 15 years ago in Northeast where I was living at the time, but I wasn't gonna pay 100k plus for a 900 square foot house with no driveway or garage.

I expanded my search and with the help of a friend's uncle finally found a house after 6 months of looking that I liked, but it was North of the River, but close to the highway's and it was only a 15 minute drive to work.

Wasn't until I noticed the funny looking streets signs and asked, that I discovered that the house I was gonna buy wasn't in K.C. but in a little sliver about a block and a half wide of Gladstone that goes all the way to the river.

I cannot explain how happy I was that my new house wasn't in K.C. I was overjoyed!!!

I still had to pay the E-Tax, but not only was I able to escape Jackson County, I got out of K.C. too.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!

One of the best decisions I've ever made and money very well spent to be out of the cesspool ruled by crooks and thieves.

Anonymous said...

and yes, Gladstone has it's own water plant. It doesn't have to buy water from K.C. like many suburbs do.

My last water/sewer bill was about $45 for 2 months and we get quarterly water statements that tell us what the quality of our water is.

And we can, if we choose, drive right up to the front door of our City Hall and walk in and make any city payment. In and out in 5 minutes.

After dealing with Jackson County and K.C. all my life, I'm glad I don't live there anymore.

Anonymous said...

5:14 & 5:20 comments
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
That's called voting with your feet, and or, wallet. It's the clearest, most effective message you can send.

Anonymous said...

They have my vote


NO