Sunday, March 09, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ALREADY DESPERATE FOR FOUNTAIN FUNDING THIS YEAR STARTS INTERNETS DONATION DRIVE EARLY!!!



Kansas City was once known as the "City Of Fountains" but that reputation has been repeatedly at risk thanks to a longstanding City Hall cash crunch.

Now, circumstances already seem desperate for local fountains badly in need of repair.

To wit . . .

BROKE-ASS PARKS AND REC NEEDS MORE FOUNTAIN CASH THAN DWINDLING KANSAS CITY COFFERS CAN PROVIDE SO THEY'RE STARTING AN ONLINE DONATION DRIVE EARLY!!!

One AWESOME KANSAS CITY INSIDER notes . . .

"There's really NO MONEY this year so we're doing our best to try and start looking for help as early as possible. We need a definite increase in funding and donations over last year and if we don't get it by Summer we'll be forced to make some really unpopular decisions."

Yes, that means TURNING OFF even more Kansas City fountains as Kansas City's "City Of Fountains" moniker becomes meaningless while politicos focus on misplaced toy train priorities.

The bright side . . .

FOLKS WITH EXTRA CASH CAN DONATE ONLINE TO HELP KANSAS CITY FIX OUR OLD AN BUSTED FOUNTAINS!!!

TKC isn't gonna give any cash for a lot of reasons but mostly because I think any extra money sent the way of City Hall might be enabling our political class and their free-spending lack of neighborhood concern . . .

Nevertheless, here's the Parks & Rec Donation page and more deets on their early Kansas City ask:

WISH UPON A FOUNTAIN

Kansas Citians are proud to call our home The City of Fountains. Since the first streams of sparkling water spouted across a concrete pond in the middle of the Paseo in 1899, the collective wishes and aspirations of Kansas City and its surrounds have been reflected in our world famous fountains. Now, as part of a much larger capital campaign to restore and preserve our fountains, the City of Fountains Foundation is asking for everyone’s help . . .



As simple as they are in concept, fountains are not inexpensive to build or maintain. Pipes and valves rust, wiring frays, concrete chips, sculptures crack, essential fittings wear out or disappear. Despite regular professional maintenance by KC Parks, constant use, age and weather have taken a serious toll on many of our historic fountains. City funding, even with an increase approved by voters in 2012, only covers ongoing maintenance and routine repairs.



Eight key fountains around our city need immediate attention.

- Seville Light Fountain
- JC Nichols Memorial Fountain
- Westside Fountain
- William Volker Memorial Fountain
- Delbert Haff Memorial Fountain
- Spirit of Freedom Fountain
- Children’s Fountain
- Seahorse Fountain


The City of Fountains Foundation is asking businesses, foundations and philanthropists for major pledges to make more than $2.6 million in urgent major repairs and upgrades, and for the rest of us to raise $270,000 to show our love and help leave a lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren.
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Developing . . .

38 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Better title: Sly james keep flushing money down the drain.

Anonymous said...

Instead of giving millions to those stupid niggers at 18th and Vine, how about repairing KC's ancient plumbing systems, including the fountains??

Anonymous said...

I thought Power & Light was going to be a Fountain Of Cash?

Anonymous said...

This model is the one of the best photo's ever posted. Thank you Tony and God Bless Tony's Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

Heck, just raise taxes! /

the Polar Bear-son said...

Fundraising for negro swimming ? WTF ?

Anonymous said...

Oh, we are leaving a legacy for our children and grandchildren all right...

Anonymous said...

Didn't Parks & Rec just opened a new water park ride? They don't need to be in that business. There are private companies in that business.

chuck said...

"TKC isn't gonna give any cash for a lot of reasons but mostly because I think any extra money sent the way of City Hall might be enabling our political class and their free-spending lack of neighborhood concern . . ."

+1

Anonymous said...

Race baiters getting crickets 737, 821

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jr Bear. Nigger swimming holes open with TKC donations ? Brilliant public relations Tony. (NOT)

Anonymous said...

who budgets this stuff anyway-- seems like it once was 'include' now ..not so much. figure it out w/in the existing budget!

Westport Trucky said...

To bad we can't have in good working order the fountains we are famous for, instead are getting a fucking street car system that will bankrupt the city and make us famous as losers for building it.

MrGlock said...

Son of Bear was correct. Why should we pay 3 million dollars for hood rats to swim in the fountains? Let them swim in Turd Creek after they vandalize the Plaza.

Anonymous said...

Let's destroy all the things that make us unique and attractive to outsiders: Beautiful fountains, convenient airport, etc and be more like St. Louis and Detroit. It's amazing how the "leadership" in this city does the exact opposite of what any successful leader in business would do.

Anonymous said...

You can have $160,000 if the city gets rid on the assistant city manager in charge of trolling Twitter, Facebook, and TKC. Seriously. Or the assistant city manager in charge of downtown projects.

Carl, Mission Hills said...

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore, the largest fraudulent taxpayers funded street car system in the world will be in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

niggers can take a bath somewhere else...maybe a progressive liberal democrat will invite one into their home to bathe!

Anonymous said...

Kc used to have a wonderful, memorable logo with a fountain on it. Now it has a logo that looks like it belongs on a package of underwear. If this logo isn't a constant reminder to vote out sly James, I don't know what is.

Anonymous said...

I'm for NOT giving any nigger, another dime. Fuck those coons, let em earn their own living...and NOT from stealing or robberies.

Anonymous said...

Fountains of Debt

Anonymous said...

Raise the earnings tax to 5 percent.

Anonymous said...

THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE FOR KANSAS CITY MISSOURI!!!!!


Good grief, the schools are a national case study of failure, our sewers and water mains are in calamity, crime is not under control, and they have lost touch with our fountains.


YET...YET...the mayor of this city beats the war drums to demand toy train funding, and KCI single terminal. Those are his key issues. The fucking idiots in KCMO continuously get what they voted for. Time after time.....They can not even stand up to the mayor that they elected to say we want change. We want something better.


If you are a construction contractor and you have the capabilities in your organization to work on the KCI project or the street car then you are a friend of city hall. Thats all there is too it folks. No wonder the RNC doesnt want to come here.

KCMO built some great projects like the Kauffman Center, Sprint Center, and power and light. Thats pretty much about it. You can visit KC and see everything in one day. You could go to the plaza on a warm spring evening and get assaulted by a mob of black youth running through the streets in high numbers. Its almost like one of those migration videos you see in Africa where a herd of animals just runs in a large group, trampling everything in its path.



Whatever. KCMO sucks and so does its new logo! I guess the hipsters are cool with Kc, but what do they do anyway? I should set up a black rimmed non prescription glasses store in the crossroads area. Maybe sell some shitty records of bands nobody has heard of. Would make a killing.

Anonymous said...

The RNC is not the only ones who don't want to come here. The niggers in KC have frightened away uncounted thousands of visitors and they continue to do so. Got niggers?

Anonymous said...

The RNC is not the only ones who don't want to come here. The niggers in KC have frightened away uncounted thousands of visitors and they continue to do so. Got niggers?

Anonymous said...

Are not all those assistant city managers white?

Logic, forget it.

Anonymous said...

Tony this crap is nothing more than chicken shit stuff next to what is going on at Jackson County. Calvin Williford is trying to clean up the Tax Assessor's Office and Mike Sanders will not let him finish the job so that Mike can keep his old cronies in jobs to do favors for his buddies. You have to write about this stuff Tony before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

I support the bears.

Anonymous said...

Are all the fountains listed the property of the city?
Under the control of the Parks & Rec. Dept?
And they're claiming they don't have the funds to maintain them?
And so, in order to prevent them from being shut off and and falling into disrepair, a foundation had to be established to solicit money from taxpayers (who already paid city taxes)?

Does this not speak VOLUMES as to how city leaders disrespect the city's infrastructure, and constantly chase after the hot new project (oftentimes not requested or needed) at the expense of existing amenities?

Kansas City's Mayor, Council, and civic boosters must have their granite countertops and stainless appliances......while their foundation is cracked and their roof leaks!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is soooooo true!! It is just sickening to know that sly james and the rest of the crooks at city hall just keeps taxing taxing taxing taxing - and ignore basic city needs!! Where are the fiscal priorities?

Earnings tax. Zoo tax. P&L tax. Infrastructure tax. Combat tax. Property tax. Sales tax. Income tax. Tax tax tax tax tax. It is shameful that this city won't use OUR tax money to maintain the fountains, and instead wants to build a goddamned streetcar!

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!!!!!!! Vote James OUT!

the Polar Bear-son said...

Hey.....8:07...off the Zoo tax.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City used to be the City of Fountains. Now the City of Streetcars!

Anonymous said...

Let's solve the problem Sly's way - a new sales tax.

Anonymous said...

So why am I paying earnings taxes?

So Anita Gorman can get another award for spending taxpayer money on her pet projects...our money.

Anonymous said...

Assistant City Managers are NOT who is robbing, raping and stealing from Kansas City everyday. Go to a parking garage and see if an Assistant City Manager comes up to you with a gun, demanding all your shit. That's what I thought!

Anonymous said...

Is the city also accepting donations to fix the broke-assed water mains and sewers down south?

Anonymous said...

BTW 9:22 - the zoo tax is a stupid tax-- voted in as a 'never ending tax' .. better would have been a 10yr tax to be reviewed.. at least having a facade of accountability. i'm just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

I see assistant city manager and TKC expert Pat Klein is up early today. Enjoy the gravy train while you can. Eventually the council will wise up and fire Schulte and his expensive do nothing assistant city managers.