TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND LEADERS WEARY OF TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PROMISES!!!
Here's an entertaining promise from yesterday's toy train "victory" and the decision to push forward with the next streetcar voter:
Council Dude Russ Johnson Seyz: "Kansas City will not have to pay for the burden of paying for this alone. Local taxes would not be collected at all unless the federal funds are secured."
Notice there's NO SPECIFICS about percentages in much the same way that fed funds for the current Toy Train line are merely token awards that pick up maybe a couple of blocks of track. Doesn't really matter since he's a lame duck and there really is no holding the guy accountable for what he says any longer.
Even more interestingly . . .
A RECENT TKC CHAT WITH A NORTHLAND POWER BROKER REVEALED GROWING DISCONTENT WITH TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ON NICER SIDE OF THE RIVER!!!
One Northland power broker and future City Council contender asks:
"What benefit does the Northland get out of all of this except the privilege of paying for it all? This is a tough sell in the Northland because the supposed economic development gains are suspect in light of the infrastructure we desperately need in our neighborhoods."
In the upcoming City Council elections look for this sentiment to grow given that hipster consultants won't be able to so easily deceive the homeowner class across the bridge in the aftermath of their Crossroads "transit activism" shtick being exposed as nothing more than a ploy to earn more contracts.
Developing . . .