Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DAVE HELLING DRINKS THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY DEVELOPMENT KOOL-AID!!!



This isn't buzz it's more like capitulation . . . Somebody go take Dave Helling out to lunch and ask him if he's doing okay . . . In his latest report he's talking about being old as he gets all philosophical about the bright shining lie lights of Downtown Kansas City paid for with borrowed money and mountains of debt.

Check it:

Helling: Change is coming slowly, surely to Kansas City

There's even mention of the toy train streetcar and the new airport scheme as if these pipe dreams are inevitable . . .

Meanwhile, most Kansas City Insiders realize that the so-called "progress" of Downtown Kansas City is mostly smoke and mirrors that doesn't make any financial sense.

Also, I want the b-ball team I was promised and not tickets to yet another Nickelback concert.

But I digress . . .

The point here is that illusion of a vibrant bustling Downtown Kansas City doesn't pay this town's bills and sooner or later when the check comes do . . . Local taxpayers are going to have to pay long after fickle party people decide on another hotspot that doesn't include racial disparity, date-rapists, hip-hop discrimination or yet another divorcée on the rebound and looking to make a bad decision.

Developing . . . 

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck, take away any downside risk and provide ME a steady positive cash flow and income stream to charge all MY expenses against and I'll build a residential apartment tower on every fucking corner of downtown. Goddamn, Dave, more is expected of you.

Anonymous said...

Of course, Helling lives in JoCo and isn't footing the bill for all this, while the rest of the City is in a nosedive!

Anonymous said...

In today's Star not only does Helling write as if the airport and streetcar projects were inevitable, there is an editorial saying the new tax-abated Cordish apartments were "necessary," but that the city should be careful about handing our more such abatements. Give-it-away Kay is being surpassed by the folks we have now.

Anonymous said...

Davie is paid well for his opinions. Is anyone else sick to death of these sell outs?

What's with the dog face? They wouldn't let any woman on TV with that face.

Anonymous said...

There's plenty of ugly women on local TV

P Bear said...

Dave Helling would drink warm piss to get a made up story. Nothing here.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City needs a Hilter's Castle Theme Park

Anonymous said...

Strangely, not much griping from the anonymous angsty suburban 20 somethings about the wild amount of corporate welfare in 100% of subruban developments happening right now????

Odd.

Anonymous said...

Helling seems to be saying that while the taxpayers got hosed on all the development deals, because it looks pretty now, as he exits the Sprint Center, everything worked out well!
Bring on the streetcar and new airport terminal....Helling says it will look pretty!

POOR REASONING!