Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CHECK THE BIG MONEY DEATH OF THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN PART DEUX!!!

And finally, somebody (Mr. Peanut) wrote a check to Staubio's nonsense: SmartKC has raised $125,000+ to oppose Kansas City streetcar district on August ballot.

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a shame that in a free country citizens have to raise this kind of money to fight an attack by their own government.

Anonymous said...

Great, the Bear and his meds have returned. Are we not friggin grateful.

Anonymous said...

Never worry...taxpayers are helping pay for their campaign.

Anonymous said...

Read it here first! The "secret" money is coming from folks right here in KC and not from St. Louis. Jonathan Kemper, Tom McDonnell and members of the Heavies playing both sides. Crosby is making calls and Patrick is shaking the trees for cash. At least Nutter was brave enough to put his name on his money.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
This money grab Toy Train Tax vote can't come soon enough!
Now the faker get to know your neighbor media site, NextDoor, is just clogged with the tears and fears generated by this low brow legacy making proposal whipped up by Sly James.
Still keeping my mind to the real future and voting NO. ����

Anonymous said...

Such a boondoggle of an idea started by clever lawyering and just 375 votes on the way to spend hundreds of millions of dollars could never possibly stand on its merits or the lack of planning and irresponsible decisions by Sly, the council, the kiddie corps, and the rest of the tranist afficionados.
So in the end, it turns into a battle of the bucks; who can pay off who; who works hard enought to get bought off; who can tell the biggest lies; and even who can threaten who.
What a great way to govern a city that has a pretense to being "major league".
Amateur night on the plains.

Anonymous said...

August 5, 2012 – Downtown Streetcar supporters report a “Landslide streetcar election win”

69% of downtown voters said yes to the Transportation Development District’s formation

Councilman Russ Johnson released a list of proposed Phase 2 expansions.

“Downtowners simply want transit options and are willing to pay for them.

The final tally was 319 yes, 141 no. The TDD was officially formed the next day in a ruling by 16th Circuit Court Judge Charles Atwell.”

Anonymous said...

With the bottom 99% barely staying afloat in this economy you got to get money from somewhere.

Anonymous said...

This whole fiasco has been mishandled from day one. All of Jackson County should have been permitted to vote on the downtown starter line.

Instead they used a rigged election to get past the voters - citizens of KCMO.

Now they are surprised their scam is being met with harsh resistance?

This is war baby


Anonymous said...

Mark Huffer is the real culprit.

2009

"Around that time [Kansas City Area Transit Authority General Manager] Mark Huffer approached me and said, 'Russ, I think we should take a hard look at a streetcar.' "

Anonymous said...

Huffer, from Cleveland, Has lived in six cities in five states in order to advance his transit career. I wonder where he'll head next.

Anonymous said...

Nobody would be talking about streetcars right now had the city not established the downtown TDD. Basically, it allowed the city to circumvent a proven-loser citywide vote by confining the streetcar ballot to residents within the TDD.

It was decided by a lot of people who happen to be renting apartments downtown and might just as well be gone in six months.

Anonymous said...

Douglas Stone, a lawyer at Polsinelli Shughart who has worked closely with Johnson on the budget and finances of the streetcar, says it's all part of changing Kansas Citians' perceptions about transportation.

"I've got a 16-year-old son," Stone says. "He would take a car from the bathroom to the bedroom if he could. That's how we've raised his generation. I grew up in New York, in the Bronx. I was taking a bus and train to school every day when I was 14 years old. That's how I was raised. And that's how this next generation is going to be raised."

LMFAO!!!

Anonymous said...

There you go. New Yorker Doug Stone is going to raise your kids for you. Wow what a guy!

Northlander said...

HE TOOK A HARD LOOK AT THE STREETCARS AFTER HE GOT HIS ASS KICKED 6 TIMES. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WITH THE COST THEY ARE PUTTING IN LIGHT RAIL.

Anonymous said...

They've already bankrupted us wasting millions on studies for buddies and all the lie and spin packed marketing and untruths they've been feeding the public.

Mr. Streetcar said...

It will raise your property value too! So you won't have to worry about choosing between eating, Christmas presents for the kids, or paying your property taxes anymore at the end of the year!! You can just put the property tax bill payment on your credit card and make interest payments!

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. $37,000 from Missourians for Responsible Government rolled in yesterday. Suburban StL really wants to make sure little old KC doesn't join the 21st century.

You all really can pick em.

Nothing says grass roots like the names sinquefeild, nutter, kemper. Just cause you brought in a couple carpetbagging lapdogs like Touhey and coffee doesn't mean it's kc money.

The good news is that money doesn't vote. Citizens do, and the real citiZens want real transit.

Anonymous said...

3:51 is a model Jackson County voter. He thinks the best way to keep property taxes low is to keep property value low.

Anonymous said...

Join the 21st century

With 1900's trolleys attached to overhead wires. Lipstick on cable cars.

Anonymous said...

Best way to keep property taxes low is to live downtown and get one of those special streetcar supporter D05's where you pay $300 a year on a modernized $125,000 loft. Or even $500 a year on a $250,000 condo if your in with the right people.

Anonymous said...

They better KO this TDD thing off the map or there is going to be some pissed off people.

Anonymous said...

You do know cars are also 19th century technology, right?

They predate streetcars.

Anonymous said...

Scott Richardson, one of two managing partners for the firm, said he found the project site, which has been a surface parking lot for more than 40 years, after walking the entire streetcar starter line route, which will run between the River Market and Union Station on Main Street, in July 2013.

Anonymous said...

Richardson said his firm had already made an offer on a Midtown property that would be served by the Main Street extension. If voters within the proposed TDD vote to create it Aug. 5 and vote Nov. 4 to implement a sales tax and property assessments to support the expansion, Linden Street Partners will consider transit-oriented developments along all three new routes, Richardson said.

Anonymous said...

Sweet deal for Scott Richardson and his firm.

Anonymous said...

6:06 obviously a streetcar support is an idiot, just like the rest of the millennial crowd, uneducated and do not know history.
"The first streetcar ran along Bowery Street in New York, and began service in the year 1832. It was owned John Mason, a wealthy banker, and built by Irishmen, John Stephenson. Stephenson's New York company would become the largest and most famous builder of horse-drawn streetcars." Electric streetcars were introduced in the 1870's you fucking idiot.