TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT OUTRAGE OF COUNCIL DUDE JERMAINE REED'S PRICEY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SUPPORT!!!
As usual, the urban core has been excluded from most discussions on recent Kansas City infrastructure and transit developments.
However, the latest word from AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS reveals a lively streetcar debate to the east of Brookside.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICTS VOTERS RAGE AGAINST COUNCILMAN JERMAINE REED OVER HIS EXPENSIVE SUPPORT OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
How much is the Councilman costing the 3rd District with his streetcar support?
Kansas City Insiders have an exact total:
OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS COUNCILMAN JERMAINE REED HAS ALLOCATED $810K OF 3RD DISTRICT PIAC FUNDS FOR THE STUDY OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
For those who don't know . . . Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC)
Here's the word from Kansas City East Side Insiders already looking for an opponent to oust Councilman Reed.
"He has been ineffective and incompetent. The 3rd District desperately needed that money for infrastructure improvement and repair. Everything from streetlights to water mains could have been benefited from those funds. Meanwhile, the reality is that it's very unlikely the streetcar is going to turn east in the near future."
Even more to the point . . .
"Why should the 3rd District pay for improvements in Downtown and Brookside? Councilman Reed has been negligent in his allocation of these funds and that's just one of many reasons that he doesn't deserve a 2nd term."
To be fair, if streetcar advocates were serious about their promises for economic development they would steer the toy train toward the East Side . . . 18th and Vine in particular is the best location for a toy train stop given that the Linwood route really isn't going to do any good.
Sadly . . . The reality is that the streetcar is a mostly white effort supported predominately by hipster consultants . . . Even the middle-class residents of Brookside now stand against Phase II.
Even worse . . .
It seems that Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar hype is coming to a halt after Councilman Reed has been taken along for a ride and given up almost a million dollars worth of 3rd District funds.
Developing . . .