Monday, June 23, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY'S RESOLUTION PROPOSES NEARLY ALL OF KANSAS CITY'S CASH FROM MISSOURI TRANSPORTATION TAX ROUTED TO THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



It's kind of been transit day here @ TKC but there's just a great deal of news to report on this topic . . . Take a look at Kansas City Mayor Sly already putting Kansas City on track to spend Missouri Transportation Tax money that could come as a result of a recent vote on the toy train.

To wit . . .

CITY HALL INSIDERS RAGE OF MAYOR SLY'S PROPOSAL TO DIRECT ALL OF KANSAS CITY'S TRANSPORTATION TAX TO THE TOY TRAIN WHEN THIS TOWN HAS SO MANY OTHER ROADWAY PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN DELAYED!!!

Here's the word . . .

Resolution: #140500

Deets with the most important part UNDERLINED:

"The state’s contribution to Phase 2 of the Kansas City Streetcar project shall total $210M over the life of the 10 year transportation sales tax. The $210M budget shall include the $20M capital funding for Prospect MAX and $50M for Streetcar Phase 2, the full amount of the City’s 5% share of the tax identified for cities statewide, and MoDOT discretionary funds above and beyond the formula of funds committed to the MoDOT Kansas City District."

Like it or not, this is just another example of local priories being twisted to power a controversial eco-devo scheme.

Developing . . .

44 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Tip of the iceberg TKC. Just wait till they start cutting police and fire.

Anonymous said...

Boy I've never seen anyone misinterpret city ordinances as much as you, dude.

Because that's not what it says and that's not what it means.

Again the dots do not connect. They're not even on the same page.

Anonymous said...

Is that you sly?

Anonymous said...

Must be a major bitch having a drunken sailor at the helm.

Anonymous said...

streetcar to nowhere

Anonymous said...

Sly James says, "F@ck the city employees, f@ck the fire response, f@ck the fact you have to wait 20 min for an ambulance, f@ck the potholes and sinkholes and crumbling water and sewer system! CHOO CHOO SUCKAS!! (whether you like it or not!)"

City Holler said...

7:23 = Russ Johnson. At least he's not typing in all caps this time.

Anonymous said...

What about much needed funding for bus service?

Anonymous said...

20 mil and so much less than the 2mile streetcar line.

Anonymous said...

You could try reading it. It's basically a position paper on a vote that hasn't EVEN TAKEN PLACE YET.

No dots on this page.

BREAKING! MAYOR SLY ROBS BANK TO.FUND STREETCAR!

I'm sure we'll see made up headline that next week.

Anonymous said...

Weird...Team Sly spending money before a VOTE THAT HASN'T EVEN TAKEN PLACE YET? Nope that's not breaking news.

Anonymous said...

Good. It's about fucking time we invested in real transit in this city and everybody knows it.

CH said...

It's very clear what the Mayor is trying to do. He wants all resources in KC to go to the streetcar first. Tony, you should see some of the other ways he's directing money toward this monstrosity.

Anonymous said...

Can we spend state transit money on fire stations and ambulance response times and water and sewers (which you guys bitch about when they fix, aka, "sly stole sewer money to fix the sewers while the streets were torn up anyway for the construction of a real transit system! Zomg! Corruption! Disenfranchisement! Unjust! Undue burden!).

Getting pretty desperate around here...

Anonymous said...

"Toy sewers for no one" in twin creeks.

Highways interchanges to nowhere on 169.

Culdesacs to nowhere.

Anonymous said...

I hate everything I read and hear about this Streetcar.
No way will I vote for anyone at City Hall who is for it.

Anonymous said...

Can you pay for police and for with state transit $?

Anonymous said...

What is prospect max? Is that a "toy bus" or a noobgoddle ck?

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you react to "news" you get from blogs and Facebook groups.

Low information = poor decisions.

Sally forth and confirm thy biases, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many Ambulances you could buy with the $4.4 million Burns & Mac got?

elBryan said...

Lol @ 7:23; "the full amount of the city's 5% share" doesn't mean "the full amount"

I'm seriously thinking the sarcasm didn't translate. There's no way to misinterpret that.

Anonymous said...

Good thing Sly outsourced those 25 FD jobs! He can use those ladies salaries now to pay his Burns & Mac buddies $685,734 to canvas neighborhoods and hand fliers. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

^ non sequitur

98% of the anti argument in logical fallacies: straw man, non sequitur and false dilemma.

When those fail: lies.

Anonymous said...

False dilemma

Anonymous said...

This is why I vote Republican

Anonymous said...

KC Democrat controlled since?

Anonymous said...

Sure has been a busy day for you David and Russ. Did any of your other 50 friends pop up to chime in today?

Anonymous said...

Says the self-proclaimed "voice of Brookside", as elected by 6 people on Facebook trolls without real jobs.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar Thieves instead of Streetcar Neighbors would be a more appropriate name.

Anonymous said...

7:49...as CORRUPT as the KC government is, you might be right about SLY robbing a bank to fund the streetcar that no one gives 2 shits about, but when they put the robbery video on the media aka the spoon of shit that citizens of this city rely on to get their fill of propaganda, well in the end the video footage of said robbery will be a white guy and the spoon fed morons in this city will buy it. No hope here in KC for change.

Anonymous said...

7:56 Anyone who knows anything about transit knows that street cars are not serious transit...serious money but not serious transit. Buses are much more economical. Cost much less per rider mile.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the streetcar will eventually be named the "Bill George Express" just wait! and I am sure Mr. 20th century Mobster has a part in the streetcar concept in this city, he runs transportation in this city and would NEVER allow for a cut in money from his taxi monopoly, this will surface ( It will happen), its called paying attention and reading between the KC corruption lines taxpayers, and here is a bonus!, YOU dumb KC fuckers will be the ones paying for it BUHAHAAAAA

Anonymous said...

People in KC have been choking on stupid for years, nothing will ever change here. As they say history always repeats itself - that comes from the model of no ambition taxpayers your city has!, they pay the money and could also give two shits less where that money goes or what the corrupt politicos do with it. What a very sad reality for a city!

Anonymous said...

Mensa boy was up late last night. It looks like BNIM boy is back in action as well. Mensa boy's not as bright as he thinks he is, and BNIM boy is not as bright as I thought.

Anonymous said...

Which BNIM boy? The stoner or the dude that's never had a real job except for govmt appointed ones

Anonymous said...

The one I thought had withdrawn from the streetcar hype to concentrate on his wife's school project, which is much more popular in his 'hood. Hitching his political star to the streetcar is like wearing an anchor instead of a life jacket, but hell, it's his sinking ship.

Anonymous said...

Is Burns McDonald the front for the private control that is going to take over the train after it is built by our tax money?

Anonymous said...

Don't think it will ever be privately controlled because it will never be profitable. Who would want it?

B&M will construct it and then deconstruct it in a few decades. The city will pay B&M now and later.

Anonymous said...

Why would a public transit system be "profitable". Roads aren't. Sewers aren't. Sidewalks aren't.

Also, when will Rex's puppet and his half retarded troll file an ethics complaint against the outreach for the largest tax increase in state history to pay for outstate welfare queens to bills roads to nowhere that no one will use?

Oh wait, hucks got to get hucked and shills got to shill.

It's like death and entitled white suburbanites crying. Unavoidable

Anonymous said...

Yeah, transit is real unpopular right now...

That's why everybody is building less and no one moves to be near it.
Lmfao

elBryan said...

The streetcar doesn't have to be profitable to be successful; the goal is to remove cars from the street and connect people to their living, working, shopping, and dining destinations. It's simply a disproportionate allocation of limited shared resources to an area that has already seen the highest concentration of taxpayer subsidies in the city for decades. And worst of all, citizens of kc were never given a fair vote, and Russ Johnson promises that if this unfair election that they've rigged fails, the city will just try even harder to disenfranchise us next time.

Anonymous said...

"Why would a public transit system be 'profitable'. Roads aren't. Sewers aren't. Sidewalks aren't."

If you'll read the post, Mensa boy, saying the street car would not be profitable was in response to a question about a private company taking it over. You actually have a good point in that public transit, roads, sewers, sidewalks, etc. are not meant to be profitable, but you have yet to answer the really basic questions about the streetcar, among which are: Why would a streetcar be better than buses? And why not invest the money we'll be wasting on the streetcar on more buses and improve the transit system we already have?

elBryan said...

10:47 frames the question perfectly; we have an abundance of roads in KC. If we're going to invest in rail, it should absolutely have a dedicated lane. We should be getting some kind of improvement for that kind of investment. Rail is slightly better, but exponentially more expensive.

And because KC is so spread out, rather than base a rail system on an outdated transit network planned around downtown, we should reform our bus network to connect residential areas to commercial districts and jobs in their own community and neighboring communities. The best way to accomplish a widespread transit overhaul is through buses.

Once we've engineered a system that works for all citizens rather than just a handful in downtown kc, then we can present transit growth data suggesting the best way to create an express system (maybe rail, maybe bus)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing TKC. Because of this i will be voting no on State's transportation tax proposal.