Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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. 

You decide.

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.

29 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I voted maybe.

Anonymous said...

Hey TKC, you forgot #6. This is basically a vote to pay off Burns & Mac and all of the other local engineering firms.

Anonymous said...

Even if 18% of registered voters turn out, city will still shill a win as ... we won by 68% of the vote!! A major majority!

Don said...

I live in Platte County, but in a part that is technically unincorporated. So even though my address says Kansas City I am not in Kansas City. Consequently, this morning when I went to vote all I got to vote on was Park Hill School district stuff and a Platte County Comission member. However my water service, though under the guise of being through somebody else is coming through the city. In spite of this, I am not allowed to vote on this issue or any issue or question put to voters in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Was it El Brayan who said don't give these shits any more room to borrow?

Im going w that, votin no. Also El B and Russ and Steve Vockrodt talked on twitter yesterday, for people bored enough with life to care.

Anonymous said...

I just came from the poll and voted no.

My water bill increased 20% from Feb. to March. There was no change in the usage of water at my house. I called Water Dept. to ask for a check for leaks and they won't come out-was told that's a normal increase. 20% a month??? I'm paying more for water than electricity.

Anonymous said...

Write it on your ballot when you vote no: no audit, no money - the taxpayer

Anonymous said...

Tony, does the tin foil hat cut the top of your ears? Must hurt.

Anonymous said...

The easy solution? Move out of KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Okay. So I read the ordinance. But it appears that the money comes from funds from 2012 and 2013--not from the current bond election. That seems to contradict the statement that: "1. Yes, current water bond cash will fund toy train streetcar construction" What gives? It would seem to make sense to fix the sewers and mains prior to laying track (which will take place regardless) right?

Hyperblogal said...

No audit, no yes vote.

Anonymous said...

955 funny.

You know, those that don't fall in line with the ttrolls have a much keener sense of humor and command of the language.

Anonymous said...

Do you pronounce it "pry mer" or "prim er"?

Anonymous said...

Well Don... don't worry too much about what you get to vote on out here. Just be glad you're not paying their tax load in the city!

As to the rest of this blog post, well its a few days late. Doesn't really matter for Tony's audience anyway. Most of them do vote and already know what to vote.

I doubt the TV stations which have a lot of reach with voters did much about this election. Even tho they read this blog, tax issues just aren't on the list of approved stories suitable for broadcasting.

I'm sure the local shootings, trials and jocks caught with dope in their cars will all make the news, though.

Anonymous said...

I dreamed we elected a gorilla.

Don said...

1.44.... I work in the city so I have to pay the E-tax. I buy goods and services so I pay sales tax. My wife and I own a house and two cars and pay personal and real estate taxes. My point is that I have skin in the game one way or another. I would love to actually have a say but apparently do not.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it will do any good, but I voted "no" too.

It's time to quit giving unlimited power to elected officials. Until someone who doesn't treat us, the taxpayers, like an ATM machine, I'm not kicking anything back to the city.

P Bear said...

In the near future, water will be more expensive than gas, electricity and food. Can't live without water and these thieving, grifter pols are starting to figure it out. When they do, KC citizens are totally fucked and at their mercy.

Anonymous said...

When will we find out if the bond passed or not?>

Anonymous said...


Be sure to vote today. Call five friends and have them vote, also.
The city thinks there will be a few hundred interested voters. Let's surprise them with a heavy turnout and my advice is simple...Vote NO wherever you can. NO, we don't want you spending money we don't have. NO, we have had enough.

VOTE TODAY and get five friends to vote, also. Make it a day to remember in Kanas City's recent history. YOUR vote does make a HUGE difference, along with five friends or family. Make it happen, KC.

Tell City Hall it's O V E R !

Anonymous said...

When are we going to get that Water Department audit to find out where all the money went? Is there even any money, being bonds are such a lucrative investment these days.

Anonymous said...

Burns and Mac, the other engienering firms, the Heavy Constructors, and the bond attorneys all say a big "THANKS" KCMO voters.
We're all set now for another few years or until another trainload of salesmen roll into town with another great urban futurist idea that we just have to have so we "won't be left behind".
And it won't be too long before the cost overruns and change orders for the streetcar begin to hit, so that will make summering on the lake that much more fun.
And be sure to renew that e-tax the next time it comes up.
There really is one born every minute.

Anonymous said...

Great urban futurist ideas like sewers?

Anonymous said...

Voted no on the water bond.

Anonymous said...

I will vote no on everything as long as there is any rail based transportation devices anywhere in America.

I will vote no for president.

Everyone of my neighbors agrees exactly with me.

The mayor fears my power.

What I found out on the internet is facts. And the facts say everything I already thought was true.

Support me or fear my wrath. I will call you names anonymously on the internet and everyone you have ever met is on my side.

The fact that there is less railroads is proof.

Anonymous said...

6:39: 95% of your neighbors in Morningside agree with you. Isn't that close enough?

Anonymous said...

9:55 you just showed your ignorance. Tony does not have a tin foil hat. That hat is made of aluminum foil. You know how expensive tin foil is?

Anonymous said...

Vote or shut up.

The constant whine from this blog hurts my ears.

Anonymous said...

I live in Morningside and I support the streetcar. Would have supported on the Trail. Facebook likes and a neighborhood survey returned by under 10% of the neighborhood is not a consensus.

You do not speak for me, whoever you are.