Friday, February 07, 2014


More than any other politico in recent Kansas City History . . . Mayor Sly is masterful and crafting the illusion of transparency.

Internets chatter is much easier than simply standing up in the urban core and talking.

Here's today's Kansas City Tech Propaganda:

City invites public to join first ever interactive budget chat

The City of Kansas City, Mo., invites the public to share ideas regarding the City’s Submitted FY2014-15 Budget by participating in the first ever interactive budget chat on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 3-4 p.m. During this time, Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte, City department directors and budget staff will gather together at City Hall to respond to the public’s questions and comments.

“This is a new, innovative way for City leadership to interact with the public on the details of the proposed budget,” said Mayor James. “I invite everyone to review the proposed budget and share their ideas and questions.”

To participate in the budget chat, please send comments/questions via Twitter to @KCMO ( using the hashtag #kcmobudget or send an email to

To view the FY2014-15 Submitted Budget, please visit To view the budget with line item detail, visit the City’s open data catalog at The budget is the featured item.

The public may also attend a series of public budget hearings. The schedule is:

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon
KCPD Shoal Creek Police Academy (auditorium)
6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, Kansas City, MO 64119

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to noon
Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center (auditorium)
3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109

Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon
KCPD South Patrol Division (use main entrance)
9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO 64137

Any person with a disability who desires reasonable accommodation to attend these hearings may contact the City’s 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313, or for TTY, 816-513-1889.


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Tweet Tweet!

Anonymous said...

This is a joke right?

Anonymous said...

Will they respond with specifics on how they plan to pay for a pension plan $600,000,000 underfunded? Plans that need an extra $50,000,000 for the next 20 years.

Anonymous said...

No new taxes TWEET TWEET we promise TWEET TWEET!

Anonymous said...

Ream the common taxpayers as usual 5:14 PM

Anonymous said...

This is just like a KC government program. They tweet and those attending have a fourth grade reading comprehension level. Hell, they will probably hold elections via twitter if this works out.

Anonymous said...

One thing is obvious Sly and his streetcar crew had their asses handed to them at that meeting the other night.

Anonymous said...

Actually, what Sly's good at is creating the illusion of anything actually happening.
Announcements, programs, new projects, claims, ribbon-cuttings, rollouts, and all the rest.
But a month or two later, check the results.
Thin air.
And yet, the money's gone.
But after the Brookside streetcar fiasco, there's just a whiff of folks figuring out the scams.
The balloon may just begin to deflate.

Anonymous said...

I handed sly his ass when I told him how the toytraintrollehboondoggle was coming to KILL OUr BABIeS

Then I sad CK not kC