TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS: RED LIGHT CAMERA BUDGET SHORTFALL BEHIND TRAFFIC TICKET CRACKDOWN!!!
Today, traffic ticket talk was the rage in Kansas City but right now we have a unique perspective that most of the other media is missing.
To wit . . .
MOST KANSAS CITY INSIDER BELIEVE THAT LOCAL RED LIGHT CAMERA LOSING WAS THIS INSPIRATION BEHIND THE RECENT TRAFFIC TICKET CRACKDOWN!!!
Our blog community confirmed this throughout the day and here's the most insightful perspective on the topic . . .
"Isn't the timing of this just a bit too convenient? At the close of the session and after one court loss following the next, we see the increase in tickets. Even worse, police are admitting to a quota system which they've never done before. Behind the scenes, this just might be a message to our political elite that revenue has to come from somewhere. Think about it, the KCPD has already budgeted for these funds and City Hall isn't going to make up the difference. There was only one place the department could go to make up for the shortfall . . ."
Like it or not, the perception on local streets is that this KANSAS CITY TICKET CRACKDOWN EFFORT is nothing more than a de facto tax. Also, for fiscal conservatives this episode provides another demonstration of the consequences to living in a municipality with a busted budget.
Developing . . .