TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! CHECK THE KANSAS CITY QUESTION 1 WATER BOND VOTE TOP 5 PRIMER!!!
We don't really do endorsements on this blog but we still like to keep voters informed regarding all of the important issues on the ballot that only a small percentage of locals are going to consider.
For instance . . . Kansas City asks voters to approve $500 million worth of water bond borrowing today . . . There was no organized opposition to this effort so the free money ask will most likely earn a win unless voters actually bother to read it.
Accordingly . . .
RIGHT NOW LET'S CELEBRATE BATHING BEAUTIES AND A TUESDAY TOP 5 PRIMER ON THE KANSAS CITY QUESTION 1 WATER BOND VOTE!!!
Here are 5 things that mainstream media won't report about water bonds . . .
1. Yes, current water bond cash will fund toy train streetcar construction
Political consultants tried their hardest to spin this STORY THAT THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY BROKE and for the most part they were able to do a nice bit of damage control. But the fact is that other parts of this town need water infrastructure repair far more than the toy train route . . . Still, the streetcar sped to the front of the line and demonstrated that City Hall is easily able to drown the concerns of voters and uses water bond money for all kinds of pipe-dreams.
2. Water Bond Borrowing Is Basically Just Another Roundabout Kansas City Tax
Without getting into a boring policy debate with MENSA genius Council Dude Russ Johnson . . . It's simply a fact of life that City Hall taking on more debt will be passed along to taxpayers at one point or another. Common sense . . . When somebody says it's not about the money . . . It's about the money.
3. In Fairness, Kansas City Desperately Needs Water Infrastructure Repair . . .
There's no arguing that local pipes are old and busted . . . Maybe this matter is more important than faux transit, a convention hotel or the GOP Party that seem to occupy most of the time of Mayor Sly and City Council.
4. Kansas City Political Consultant Steve Glorioso Makes It Rain For This Water Bond Vote Campaign!!!
Personal aside for close readers of this blog . . . When I first sat down with Kansas City Mayor Sly James during his campaign he told me in no uncertain terms that Kansas City political consultant Steve Glorioso wouldn't play any role in his administration. I guess he kept his word on that . . . But then again Mr. Glorioso has handled virtually every big tax increase campaign during the Mayor's tenure and WON THEM ALL. In the end, there really is no arguing with Mr. Glorioso's impressive string of election victories.
Update . . . In fairness, Steve Glorioso didn't work on the health levy renewal or the Zoo tax . . . And Insiders are correcting TKC by saying that Mr. Glorioso only worked the PR for this campaign.
5. YOUR WATER BILL IS STILL GONNA KEEP GOING UP!!!
The threat on these constant water bond asks is that voting no will increase local water bills.
FACT CHECK . . . KANSAS CITY WATER BILLS CONTINUE TO SKYROCKET NO MATTER HOW MANY YES VOTES THIS TOWN CONCEDES!!!
The threat is empty, water bills are going up either way and as much as is possible with little consideration of Kansas City water borrowing.
Now . . .
Swallow these water bond facts and realize that our blog community offered more coverage of this mostly rigged water bond vote than any other news outlet in Kansas City Proper. Natch.