Sunday, March 30, 2014

MUST READ!!! ONE YEAR IN THE LOCAL KANSAS CITY BLOGGING LIFE: SAVE KCI!!!



Here's a great example a Kansas City blog changing the discourse in this town and actually getting out from in front of the computer screen and working in the local political scene.

Here's Kevin's take on a year in the local blogging life:

HAPPY BLOGGER B-DAY TO SAVE KCI!!!

Check the anniversary post . . .

Save KCI: Time Flies, But Ill-Conceived Terminal Proposals Do Not.

Money line . . .

"Today marks the one-year anniversary of starting this website. A year of my life that I will never get back, but one that has filled with new friends and has been rewarding, enlightening, at times frustrating and one for which I will be forever grateful.

The goal then was the same as it is now: Ask the questions that are not being asked, get the answers that are not being demanded and get the right people involved to create a better plan for one of our city’s most important assets . . . So what have we witnessed in the past 365 days? First and foremost we have learned that with social media and blogging, the “average voter” again has a voice."

And again, THE POST IS A MUST READ that sums up the current state of the Mayor's KCI Advisory Board that's now moving toward a recommendation.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the newspaper question this KCI nonsense more often?

Anonymous said...

Because the newspaper's City Hall reporter has her office in CIty Hall and doesn't want to piss off city officials landing her a beat covering the Lenexa Garden Club.

Anonymous said...

Tonys site is a godsend.

Anonymous said...

Mayors crew advised lottery tickets and keno is the key to modernizing KCI didn't they?

Anonymous said...

Won't the Mayors Advisory Board be about as useful as his toy train Advisory Committee was?

Anonymous said...

Considering he'll choose people who are dumber then he is I'm not optimistic.

Anonymous said...

BEWARE of the words "advisory" and "consultant". Those two words mean "Let's us spend more of your money."

Anonymous said...

Hopefully people will snap out of their malaise and vote no on every single damn proposal Sly puts on the ballots from here on out.

Anonymous said...

They can vote no all they want. The city will ignore a no vote. Get ready for a new terminal and Brookside streetcars.

Anonymous said...

Thank god Johnson and Staubio aren't in charge of the airport. These guys and their toy train are enough of a headache.

Anonymous said...

There's going to be no Streetcar going through Brookside don't kid yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully that medical research tax defeat was a harbinger of things to come.

Anonymous said...

Waldo/ Brookside will get some streetcar action. They need that tax base!

Anonymous said...

Just keep in mind that city hall knows that it can't come close to paying the bills it aleady has for the Main Street streetcar, much less continue to spend on construction, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of that line without greatly expanding the origianl TDD to include as much territory as possible. And they need property that's going to generate serious money. The proposals to the east are strictly for votes.
So no one should think that every trick, promise, and assertion isn't going to be trotted out going forward.
This whole tragic and financially diastrous path was started with only 375 votes, and the desperation to come up with lots more money is getting more obvious all the time.

Anonymous said...

The single terminal is only a great idea if it is a evacuation terminal - no flights in, only flights out.

Anonymous said...

8:03 lol empty flights in.....Full Flights out :)

Anonymous said...

8:03 lol empty flights in.....Full Flights out :)

P Bear said...

Fail.....hipsters don't fly. They ride Toy Trains to Waldo and down Troost to the new Aldi.

Anonymous said...

Save KCI dude is a hero.