Friday, May 23, 2014

TKC TIPSTERS TOLD YOU SO FIRST!!! KANSAS CITY APPROVES TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CASH BEFORE PUBLIC VOTE!!!

AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS broke this news and we talked about it on Tuesday, now it's news fact . . . Credit to The Pitch for picking up this story because every other media outlet is content to look the other way: Kansas City, Missouri, City Council spending money on streetcar expansion before voters approve it

"The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council on Thursday approved two separate contracts with HDR Engineering and Burns & McDonnell, both worth a combined $8 million, for design and engineering work on the expanded streetcar lines that would go to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and eastward along Linwood and Independence."

KCUR: Kansas City Council Approves $8 Million In Phase II Streetcar Planning Contracts

21 Comments:

Hyperblogal said...

This council doesn't like to mess around with that pesky old, trite, democracy.

George O said...

But somehow the city doesn't have the money to keep to pumper trucks up and running? Especially that one next to a nuclear parts facility!

seanot said...

Leavenworth really needs to speed up construction of that new special Kansas City wing.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing illegal about buying a councilperson as long as you properly report it.

Anonymous said...

WAAH MAKE MY CITY BETTER

WAAH I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT, IT SHOULD BE FREE

WAAH WAAH WAAH

Anonymous said...

Ed Ford for Mayor of Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

The Koch Brothers hate mass transit too so now that we know where Tony's coming from we can move on from his ALEC agenda, eh?

Just so everyone knows what's driving the agenda at TKC.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for another light rail post. Can' get enough of these.

Right.

Charles said...

Classic Russ. You cry like a baby even when you do get your way.

KC is more corrupt than ever. Shame on City Hall.

Anonymous said...

KC = Detroit

Anonymous said...

March 10, 2010 - $50 million TIGER I grant awarded to KC with streetcar planning funds omitted.

What ever happened to that cash?

Anonymous said...

That cash, what was left after officials skimmed their cut off the top got blown in the green zone.

Anonymous said...

2:24 & 2:30: Nice, Mensa boy. Just because the Kochs don't support your silly streetcar, that means everyone who doesn't support the streetcar supports everything the Kochs stand for.

Who took that Mensa test for you?

Anonymous said...

Votes? Votes? Mensa boy don't need no stinkin' votes.

seanot said...

Hey 2:30, the street car isn't mass transit. Even the mayor says it's an eco dev program. This will take dollars from mass transit.

Anonymous said...

And yet no one complains about a MoDOT Transportation tax that will tax us more and give us less.

Anonymous said...

At least they seem to be letting us vote on that one before proceeding, 6:19. It's a statewide vote, so Mensa boy isn't involved in gerrymandering that one.

Anonymous said...

So if all of this is voted down do we get our money back from HDR and Burns&Mac? Do we get a refund?

Anonymous said...

Gone,Baby, Gone.

Proud do have a address outside of KC limits said...

Kansas City is such a JOKE!!! if you live there I am sure you are not laughing!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is a secret....if you live in KC start holding your city government ACCOUNTABLE!!! After all you are your city and when it fails...so do you!!! Get proactive and demand a difference, otherwise shut the fuck up!!!