Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! FIRST LOOK: KANSAS CITY WATER BOND QUESTION 1 MEGA-MAILER HITS THIS WEEK!!!



For better or worse, Kansas City politics is conducted by snail mail.

To wit . . .

RIGHT NOW TKC HAS FIRST LOOK AT THE FIRST MEGA-MAILER PUSHING A YES VOTE ON UPCOMING KANSAS CITY WATER BONDS!!!

Take a look:



Very much like Mayor Sly's larger than life personality . . . This mailer is sizable, glossy and very professional looking . . .



A peek inside shows a personal message pushing pricey water bonds from Kansas City's Mayor Sly James.



Inside there's a bit more fuzzy logic and math.



Finally, there's a reminder that Mayor and Council approve this increase in Water Bond borrowing while rates skyrocket and WITHOUT A WATER DEPARTMENT AUDIT to see if KCMO can make any improvements.

Developing . . .

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

tkc, you forgot to mention that this campaign will be accompanied by the typical call to vote or face higher water prices. Like the rates aren't higher already.

Keep KC Water Flowing said...

They are literally telling you. If you don't vote for it, KC water gets turned off.

elBryan said...

Don't forget that the water department is responsible for moving the utilities along streetcar routes.

They're claiming the bonds will create 10K jobs.

This is more or less so that we don't see dramatic rate increases coinciding with the streetcar.

Anonymous said...

My monthly bills are higher than my bimonthly bills used to be.

Hyperblogal said...

I support smart investments, now, if the City would just propose some.

Anonymous said...

Where's the water department audit?

Anonymous said...

This will probably be turned into the Missouri Ethics Commission, as taxpayer-funded campaign material cannot tell people how to vote - they can urge somebody to vote, but have to remain neutral. KCMO should know that.

Anonymous said...

I hate sly James. Voting no on everything going forward.

Anonymous said...

Vote No get his teenagers from the Plaza to the vote for it .

Anonymous said...

No more Sly you are exposed just vote no.

Anonymous said...

It is time for KC to start voting NO anything Sly wants you to vote yes on. Sly talks about fixing old water mains and pipes but he is not talking about how much is going to be spent on water mains into new developments. This should be paid by the developers.

Anonymous said...

KC Water can change names, politicians to promote, it is the biggest cash cow of KC. In 5 years a 300% rate increase and half a billion in bonds already, and now this, Help. State must audit a Star opinionator mentioned audit once and was castigated by mgmt. Watch a stand around crew sometime, sickening. What a deal free raw material, yeh.

Anonymous said...

No water dept audit ! No vote for water bonds ! That simple !

Anonymous said...

No audit!!
No money!!

Anonymous said...

Ni bonds or fancy financing required to build pet projects. We just do the normal KC political swindle. However, if you want safe water we will extort the money out of you by making it impossible to have clean water without a vote. BASTARDS!

Anonymous said...

Look at the bling on that nigger's paws! He sho do like the good life, yessirree....

Anonymous said...

silly stupid fucking lying stealing nigger.

Anonymous said...

Anything sly advances, vote NO. He just wants to tax tax tax tax tax tax. Or in this case, he wants money without the accountability of an audit. Fuck this guy. - vote him out of office.

elBryan said...

8:01 is exactly right, and that's the reason it went monthly. They were hoping that people would be less likely to notice a 150% increase if it appeared as though it were just a 25% increase.

Not only are we paying so much more for water, but it tastes like shit now. And then they have some bullshit excuse like, "It's a natural change that happens every autumn," even though it's NEVER tasted like shit in autumn before.

I'm telling you, the city is taking money from the water department to pay other bills, and the $500M water bonds are so that we don't notice the rate increases when they continue to spend more.

Vote Yes at your own peril. We're only enabling the city to keep out monthly water bills "low" so they can't continue to spend.

elBryan said...

...sorry, so they CAN continue to spend.

Anonymous said...

Water rates are sky high without explanation. Bring on the audit, Mr. Schweich!

Anonymous said...

Vote YES on Question 1 for WATER!

(Only visitors/tourists would pay the increased fees when they rent a hotel room or rental car.)

This message approved by KCMO Committee To Hose Taxpayers

Anonymous said...

Who needs water anyway? Take the toy train to the nearest bar and forget about it.

Anonymous said...

If you like your current water bill, you can keep your current water bill. LOL