WILL HIGHER TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TAXES KILL THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA?!?!
Probably the most insightful social media question regarding local transit out there right now . . .
Check this query from a Kansas City Insider concerned about the consequences of toy train streetcar taxation . . .
"As a business owner in the downtown TDD I have already seen a drop in sales since I had to start charging an extra 1% sales tax a year ago. Sales tax rates definitely drives where large dollar purchases are made.All of my competitors have a lower sales tax rate than I have. I myself consider sales tax rates on deciding where I go to eat. People don't realize that the sales tax rate on the Plaza would be 11.35% if this were to pass. Is that high enough to make people stop going there? It is for me."
And the irony here is that the toy train is mostly an eco-devo scheme that doesn't really seem to be on track to boosting the local economy.
Developing . . .