Monday, March 03, 2014

Goodbye Kansas City Green Impact Zone



The final chapter in a Kansas City tale of weatherizing and pork . . .

Green Impact Zone quietly closes shop

Just a few more deets from KCTV5:

"The Green Impact Zone initiative launched with grand fanfare five years ago, but the staff quietly closed its office earlier this year.

Federal, regional, private and city funding have ended after about $166 million were pumped into a 150-square block area in the inner city. The area went from 39th Street to 51st Street and included Troost and Prospect avenues and as well Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard."

More than any other recent project in memory, this one generated a great many complaints by people who never really bothered to help anything on the East side of Troost in the first place.

More in a bit . . .

20 Comments:

chuck said...

More money right down the rat hole.

Brutal, just fucking brutal.

The latest bullshit scheme from the Pres is "My Brother's Keeper". Jesus, there are trillions gone, and it will never, never stop.

Meanwhile, we will get more white guilt pounded into our psyche by way of the MSM, Hollywood and politicians who all suck in the cash and blow ass in our collective faces.

Anonymous said...

what a waste. Thanks Obama and Cleaver!

TKC awarded a Puttzer Prize said...

Once again Tony doesn't credit the Polar Bear for this breaking news tip. Check the chat logs Taco. the Bear reported this two hours ago.

Anonymous said...

Hop on your skateboard and head over there and check it out. You will be hard pressed to find where 16 million dollars were spent. Not 166 million. No there is several Brinks trucks full of taxpayer money in accounts of the likes of Jermaine, ALonzo, Manny Cleaver, and Tindal. This was just another sink hole of taxpayer money that allowed the negros-in-the-know to wallow at the trough.

Anonymous said...

A 'Green Impact Zone' has prepared poor and working class residents for the promise of electrics cars. But it doesn't seem to have done much to generate the jobs they need to pay for new law-carbon buggies.

http://nation.time.com/2014/02/26/stimulus-stalls-in-kansas-city/

Anonymous said...

ARRA equipped the Green Zone with charging stations for electric cars that residents don’t own. Of the 1,000 or more homes targeted for energy efficiency upgrades, fewer than 200—20 percent—received new windows, insulation and weather-stripping (at an average cost of more than $13,000 per home).

Anonymous said...

CK

Anonymous said...

Where did all the money go?

Anonymous said...

Lots of ....er....um....Administrative expenses.

Anonymous said...

Somebody is ripping us off...

Anonymous said...

If you spent a million per square block in Brookside, you'd notice it. The green zone should look fucking amazing compared to the rest of the 3rd district.

Anonymous said...

Jermaine Reed was paid $60,000/year as a Green Impact Zone ombudsman. Maybe he knows where the money all went. And maybe he knows where all the East Patrol project money is going too!
Round up the usual suspects.

chuck said...

Maybe the thieving cocksuckers built invisible Recreation Centers.

Anonymous said...

Ring, ring... Lo? Ah, Mr. Reed this is Tony from TKC. Who? Any ways what happened to that money? Click.

Anonymous said...

Must have been that Westport coffee.

Fire Jermaine Reed said...

Quietly closes shop after it skirted off with more than $250,000 of PIAC money?

Anonymous said...

Leave Jermaine Reed alone!

A Democratic Committee Member says it is time for Cleaver to Go said...

Cleaver should go to jail over this give-away to absolutely brain dead cronies. That was not the type of thing that the Stimulus Package was meant to fund. It was a long term project first of all. It should have gone through the normal budgeting process with professional administration rather than the bimbos that Cleaver put on the job and obscene salaries.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver and free money-who knew it would disappear? Everyone. Stimulus packages were scams from the beginning and who better to over see it than Cleaver and his gang.

the Polar Bear said...

How can you fuck up 166 million dollars and not have something to show for at least some of it? Fucking unbelievable. I see why they drained Turd Creek thru the hood. Figured it was shit already, couldn't fuck it up any worse.