Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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 . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Better Title: Busted In Broke-Ass KC

Anonymous said...

It's all about generating revenue.

RealTKCHeadlines said...

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MY "MEDIA INSIDERS" KNOW NOTHING AND MY "KC INSIDERS" STATE THE FUCKING OBVIOUS!!! WHAT'S A FUCKWIT TO DO!!!

Anonymous said...

Spend. Less. Money.

Anonymous said...

Got to make the debt service payments on Power and Light somehow.

Anonymous said...

Our corrupt Police Chief and our corrupt Mayor made a deal. Increase ticket revenue in exchange for additional budget funds later in the year. Forte and DC Higgins are behind the deal and you'll see it come to fruition in the form of academy classes in September and January. Forte is the first Chief to ever make such a deal. That's what happens when you put low integrity people in positions of authority.

Anonymous said...

AND Don't ever fucking tell me KCPD is not already under local control. Fucking Heckle and Jeckyl are joined at the hip and the citizens of KC can be damned. PD is fucking done as far as citizen respect. Fuck them and their safety bullshit. They have been bought off from the inside out.

Anonymous said...

VOTE THEM OUT AND FIRE THE REST OF 'EM !!! It is time for the citizens to clean up this shit hole town starting at city hall

No Reason To Visit said...

KC = Detroit

I read TKC because I hate myself said...

I hate it when I agree with this blog.

Anonymous said...

Did somebody say RED?????

KC Falling Star parent company McClatchy is back below $5.00/share!!!!!

The McClatchy Company (MNI)
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4.97 Down 0.13(2.55%) 4:03PM EDT

Anonymous said...

It's makes sense another Mayor Sly fail the inmates are running the asylum

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Sly is on commission

Anonymous said...

It's no doubt it's a payoff for losing the Red Light Cameras.

Anonymous said...

There is never anyone looking out for the voters , all this is going on with the Councils full knowledge. Where is Superwoman Cindy now..

Anonymous said...

When the city mandates tickets it always cost the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Homicides are not in the budget

Anonymous said...

think KC is broke now wait till the"E" voted out in 2016

Anonymous said...

think KC is broke now wait till the"E" voted out in 2016

Anonymous said...

Have no doubt KC citizens, this is all about revenue. The new traffic unit came from making the court officers an off duty position. They are reserves for 3 days a month and then are being paid the rest of the month by the city. Where is that money coming from? Yes traffic tickets, they created another squad and rushed them into motorcycle school and have them writing tickets. It was easy to do away with a traffic squad, think it had anything to do with the fact that is when red light cameras were put in use? Nope, it is about the money. Forte is an idiot, his reference to traffic death families is a joke. We have over a 100 homicides a year, and less than half of that in traffic fatalities, both tragic. Why not put more detectives in homicide? Traffic tickets won't and don't stop traffic wrecks that kill people.

Anonymous said...

...a police chief with a black master. Now that is a twist.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!!!
ATTENTION AMERICANS: Fresh on the heels of announcing a "wind-down" of troops in Afghanistan(after only 12 years, and leaving thousands there after 2014)......the homosexual drug-abuser spokesmodel known as the Teleprompter-in-Chief is RAMPING UP American military involvement in Syria. see below....

Obama about-turns on Syria: US military training and weapons for moderate Syrian rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2014, 10:01 PM (IDT)

Arab watchers around the Middle East are waiting agog for US President Barack Obama’s address at the US Military Academy at West Point Wednesday, May 28, as forecasts abound that he will unveil a major policy U-turn on the Syrian conflict. debkafile’s military sources report that the new policy is in fact in motion ahead of the presidential disclosure. It is a program to expand US involvement in the war against the Assad regime and al Qaeda elements by providing moderate rebels with military training and a regular supply of sophisticated weapons, instead of the widely-spaced dribs and drabs hitherto. It may even include anti-air systems which Washington has withheld so far.
The Arab world sees Obama as moving to counteract Russian, Iranian and Hizballah intervention in the Syrian conflict. It is seen in some quarters as also payback for Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
At all events, a Saudi source commented in Riyadh: “For the first time in years, president Obama is ready to take direct action against Iran’s strategic interests in the Middle East.”

The West Point speech will also be watched carefully in Moscow, where expanded US input in support of the rebels is seen as a direct assault on the Russian position in Syria. debkafile’s sources report that Moscow is preparing to beef up and upgrade its arms consignments to Syria so as to arm Assad for contending with the advanced American hardware incoming to the rebels.

Obama will unveil his plan for Syria the day after announcing his decision to leave 9,800 in Afghanistan - after the US combat mission is over at the end of 2014 - to train Afghan forces and support counter-terrorism operations. That decision is contingent on the next Afghan president signing a bilateral security agreement, which the incumbent Hamid Karzai refused to do. Washington appears confident that both of the candidates facing the June 14 run-off will agree to approve the accord.

The US military training camps are already up and running, we reported. The rebel trainees arrive through Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey, take the US courses and then cross into Syria.
The US army has furthermore laid out the secret routes for sending the new weapons supplies to the fighters in Syria.

By this policy reassessment, the Obama administration aims to achieve the following strategic objectives:

1. Creating a distance between the Israeli and Jordanian borders and the threats posed to those countries by the Syrian Army and its allies, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the Lebanese Hizballah and Iraqi Shiite militias.

2. Keeping those hostile forces at bay additionally from US military facilities in Jordan and Israel.

3. Establishing a US military intelligence foothold on the Damascus periphery to challenge Russian and Iranian exclusivity as the only major powers with operational access to the Syrian capital.
4. US military intelligence agents on the spot would seek to establish ties with high-ranking Syrian general command officers and the field commanders of units deployed in and around Damascus.

5. Creating a barrier to stave off Al Qaeda encroachments on Damascus or the Syrian-Jordanian and Syrian-Israeli borders and so preventing the jihadis from gaining jumping-off positions for attacks inside those countries.

P Bear said...

Killa City is a mirror image of Detroit 20 years ago.

The bad news: Killa City is on a fast track to catch and pass the Motor 'on by from 37,000 feet' City.

Anonymous said...

When the E-tax gets repealed in 16, Katie bar the doors. The hood rats will swarm the city like never before.

The bear was dead on with his description "black locust plague", of the hood rats.

I'm packing up the Pinto and moving to Smithville. They still have a city ordinance against blacks after dark.

Anonymous said...

They got section 8 in Smithville ?

Anonymous said...

Everyone who gets a ticket needs to go to court and fight it. Clog up the system, slow it all down, send a message. Those hand held credit card machine ticket writers are wrong most of the time anyways. I've had 2 tickets written with them, both were full of wrong information, and both tickets were dismissed.

Anonymous said...

when cathy jolly sold the city on red light camera's she was adamant it wasn't about revenue but about making intersections safer. another bold face lie from our elected officials