THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CRITICS CALL OUT TDD TAXES TONIGHT!!!
Tonight we consider KANSAS CITY STREETCAR TAX DISPARITY which is a longstanding issue that confronts the TDD and threatens to throw the project off-track.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN CRITICS ARE CALLING OUT TAX DISPARITY BETWIXT BIG BIZ WITH POLITICAL TIES VS. SMALL BIZ AND RESIDENTS PAYING MORE TO FUND THE STREETCAR!!!
Here's just one example of the tax argument now in play . . .
"Polsinelli's Plaza Vista building will pay $81 a year with the proposed TDD special assessment . . . The city did entered into a contract with Polsinelli for TDD and streetcar related consulting during Dec 2013. - Ordinance #130944 "Waiving a requirement of Section 2-83(a), Code of Ordinances, and authorizing the City Attorney to execute a contract with Polsinelli PC, for the provision of legal services in connection with the creation of one or more Transportation Development Districts; and recognizing an emergency.
"Considering the commercial building at 4600 Madison two blocks north will be on the hook for $26,000 in special assessments it has to make one wonder. Single family residences will also pay more then Plaza Vista. Here is the proof:"
Translation . . .
TOY TRAIN CRITICS CLAIM CONNECTED KANSAS CITY CORPORATE INTERESTS AREN'T GOING TO PAY MUCH FOR THE STREETCAR WHIST RESIDENTS AND SMALL BIZ WILL CARRY MOST OF THE BURDEN!!!
That's the argument going before voters while the other side has been rather subdued as of late and still seems to be promising big eco-devo rewards without many specifics.
And all of this has inspired tonight's playlist . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .