TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CRITICS BESEECH THE URBAN CORE!!!
The case against Kansas City's toy train streetcar now includes diverse communities that have been excluded from this discussion amid a great deal of downtown "creative class" and hipster lobbying.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN CRITICS ARE TAKING THEIR CASE TO THE URBAN CORE AND WILL MAKE THEIR ARGUMENTS TO THE BLACK AGENDA GROUP NEXT WEEK!!!
This is an important presentation given that there's already a great deal of resentment in the 3rd District over almost a million bucks in PIAC funds spent on the toy train with no tangible results for neighborhoods that could have used this cash.
To be fair . . . There are more than a few consultants on the payroll who have been tasked with the responsibility of delivering this part of town to
Burns & Mac toy train supporters.
Best case scenario . . . Discussion of a streetcar Eastside extension (while unlikely) should bring real debate about eco-devo to the forefront and make it clear that the streetcar is really just a scheme to benefit lawyers, engineering companies and politicos.
Check the notice THANKS TO THE MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .
TOPIC: “Streetcar: Phase 2 Update” - Monday, June 2, 2014: The Black Agenda Group meeting
Atty. Sherry Dejanes says:
I have 32 years experience representing clients in a wide variety of litigation, including medical malpractice, business disputes, and personal injury. I also handle many other types of legal matters such as: business transactions; contract negotiations & contract drafting; business formation; real estate transactions, and simple estate plans, to name a few.
I was the attorney for the Respondents in Opposition to the City's Petition to put the expanded Transportation Development District on the ballot in August and November.
Our opposition to the streetcar is primarily based on three major points:
1. The regressive nature of the sales tax, which will be borne by those who can least afford it;
2. The special property tax assessment that will be levied on all property owners, including non-profit organizations, within 1/3 mile of the trolley tracks; and
3. Money is being diverted from existing infrastructure needs to support an entirely new category of infrastructure.