CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY WATER BOND WINNING TOY TRAIN STREETCAR MONEY WITHOUT QUESTION OR PUBLIC COMMENT!!!
City Hall is using water bond cash to keep the downtown toy train streetcar on track.
Moreover . . .
TODAY MAYOR AND COUNCIL WILL APPROVE AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO GIVE THE TOY TRAIN MORE THAN $20 MILLION OUT OF WATER BOND FUNDS WITHOUT ONE WORD OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY!!!
A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER WHO I UNINTENTIONALLY OFFENDED (SORRY) TELLS US THIS . . .
"140258 just passed for the infrastructure. No questions or even public testimony. Unreal."
The vote later this afternoon should be unanimous.
Because their reporting staff is getting cut and Dead Tree Media is no longer a community leader . . . Here's the propaganda and opinion disguised as news:
KC panel endorses replacing ancient water, sewer lines under streetcar project
Somewhat equal time . . .
CHECK THIS SUPPORT OF THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SHELL GAME FROM A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER!!!
Here's the defense . . .
"I know you are having fun on the streetcar issue, BUT look at this post from today's council committee meeting.
There is no real transfer of money into the streetcar project to lay the tracks, buy the cars, etc.
It is moving money for a contractor to do the sewer and water pipe replacement before the streetcar folks lay down their tracks.
You can imagine the screaming that would come from the hate the government types if the tracks were laid and then one of the 1874 pipes broke underneath afterwards. "Why didn't the dummies replace those old pipes before the tracks were put in?"
Not any different than when Sprint Center was built----city moved money to replace all the old infrastructure while downtown was being dug up for construction."
Two things . . .
Did you know that P&L District claims the same thing? They don't even acknowledge that any of the cash Kansas City spent is at their behest . . . They say downtown KC needed the "improvements" anyway.
Meanwhile, we're pretty sure to get flooding if it rains anymore today in any other part of town that doesn't have a multi-million dollar entertainment district.
Also . . . Read the fact sheet on this one . . .
THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THIS CITY HALL CASH WILL ONLY BE SPENT ON WATER INFRASTRUCTURE!!! AS USUAL IN KC PROPER, THERE ARE NEITHER CHECKS NOR BALANCES!!!
Yes, there are assurances from City Hall but these are the same people who claim KCMO doesn't borrow money from the airport. Fact check, it does.
It's really a question of trust and a realization that this kind of shady tactic is why COMPLETELY CORRUPT KCMO isn't an attractive destination for young families.
Developing . .