SHOCK!!! MAYOR SLY FAKES EAST SIDE DEVELOPMENT AS TOY TRAIN STREETCAR REMAINS ON TRACK TO THE PLAZA!!!
Yesterday, we had a very important BREAKING NEWS CONVERSATION about the Toy Train court win this week . . . Now it's time to focus on the words and promises of Kansas City Mayor Sly regarding the Streetcar Part Deux:
Kansas City Mayor Sly Seyz: “It only makes sense that we expand the economic development already seen around the downtown starterline to other parts of our City. So far, over 30 new or renovation projects worth three-quarters of a billion dollars are already in process or planning phases and more is on the way in the downtown corridor. It’s my hope that Kansas Citians will agree that the investment is worth the pay off. I’m particularly excited about the possibilities around this for the East side, considering three out of the four transit corridors are connecting the East side with the downtown corridor. Today’s decision means we can move this conversation, and the future of transportation in Kansas City, forward.”
TKC FACT CHECK . . .
OKAY, HOW DOES BUILDING OUT THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TO THE PLAZA AND UMKC HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE EAST SIDE?!?! THE MAYOR HAS TAKEN TO OUTRIGHT FICTION IN HIS PRESS STATEMENTS AND NOBODY'S CHALLENGING HIM!!!
The "Main Street Plus" route is the only Streetcar Part Deux track the Mayor has worked on and his rejection in Brookside has drawn fear and a peek behind the curtain when it comes to the waning popularity of Mayor Sly James.
We'll stipulate that UMKC is kinda on the East side but really doesn't offer much benefit to the community other than maintenance jobs. Still, the cynical attempt to disguise a toy train route to the Plaza as East Side development offers a glimpse at the Mayor's disingenuous position on the streetcar.
Developing . . .