TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CITY HALL PROPOSES MILLIONS WORTH OF CUTS TO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS!!!
Budget time is almost upon us here in Kansas City and that means more fighting over scarce resources unrelated to the toy train streetcar.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS AND RATHER BRILLIANT INSIDERS WARN THAT MILLIONS WORTH OF CUTS AWAIT THE KANSAS CITY POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!
Here's preliminary word about the impending devastation . . .
INITIAL BUDGET CUT RECOMMENDATIONS ASK FOR $19 MILLION IN CUTS FROM THE KCPD AND $10 MILLION WORTH OF KCFD TRIMMING!!!
There's a bright side here that has more to do with politics and business as usual in Kansas City than ANYBODY concerned about City Hall priorities . . .
AN AWESOME INSIDER TELLS US: "The hiring freeze is very real for a lot of us at City Hall and the budget cuts that are being proposed could be massive. However, they always talk about these steep cuts and they never end up happening. The firefighters have still failed to eliminate anything from their budget even through attrition. Don't get me wrong, the numbers need to be reduced and that's what the preliminary budget suggests . . . Just don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen."
And so . . . Expect Kansas City's budget to remain "structurally unbalanced" while this town continues to spend hand over fist on toy trains, junkets, convention pipe dreams and all manner of corporate schemes.
Developing . . .