Monday, August 25, 2014

TKC Exclusive: Kansas City Failing Big Money Fed Mandated Water Commitments



This one is just for late night policy wonks reading the blog who dig this kind of deep City Hall fact checking...

To wit . . .

Tonight let's take a quick peek at how Kansas City is moving to stall on one of many federally mandated requirements of our water infrastructure . . .

#140679: Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Amendment to Consent Decree with the United States of America to modify the schedule of control measure implementation.

City Hall Insiders always get defensive on these posts and claim we "just don't understand" how their ordinances work . . . But this one is pretty obvious . . . There aren't many people who can argue that Kansas City isn't STILL behind when it comes to infrastructure improvements and lackluster water services fixing is a big part of it.

Like it or not, it seems Mayor Sly has presided over another dangerous era of DEFERRED maintenance in Kansas City.

There might be many who argue this point but this ordinance and a slew of documentation like it reveal that Kansas City is far behind schedule in one of our most important resources.

Developing . . .

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

better title: kcmo still broke as a joke

Anonymous said...

KC = Detroit.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
Well, my dear, this will be ignored for many, many years. Kansas City signed and modified this consent decree starting back decades.

We don't even do the easiest things! When is the last time that you saw a street sweeper in your neighborhood? That, sweetie, is in the consent decree. It is meant to keep the dual waste drains free flowing.

So yes sign this current change. It won't mean a thing.

Anonymous said...

FIRE TROY!

Anonymous said...

On an unrelated topic....

Gaza Bombing Atrocities by Israel is the new Guernica! Today’s iconic evidence of horrifying violence is a return of the Nazi Blitzkrieg!
Congratulations Bibi and the Israeli War Cabinet. In your infinite wisdom to attack innocent women, children and men in the four week military invasion of Gaza, you have collectively provided the world with the perfect 21st century image of Pablo Picasso’s Painting of ‘GUERNICA’!!! Israel, the so-called “Jewish” state, has now rekindled the Nazi’s Blitzkrieg Doctrine of “Terror Bombing” developed on the principle of incessant bombing of innocent civilians in order to break their will to fight in Spain’s Guernica, Poland’s Warsaw, and Holland’s Rotterdam.

Israel has even exceeded the number of bombing runs and tonnage of explosives dropped by the German Luftwaffe “Condor Legion” and Italian Fascist Aviazone Legionaria by a multiple factor of ten; making the Israeli devastation far more deadly than the Nazi’s OPERATION RUGEN over Guernica. Currently the death toll by “Israeli mowing the lawn” is at least 2,100 Palestinians dead including 500 children with close to 200,000 homeless.

Where is the moral outrage over the Guernica Redux in Gaza?
The world today will be witnessed to a new type of Guernica where the UN; the Catholic Pope Francis, with all his pretentious vacuous statements; and the EU, in all of its obsequious deference to Israel, have all, once again failed, to intervene into an ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people unmatched since the original order by Ben Gurion to wipe out the Palestinians from Eretz Isreal in 1948.
This time around, the USA has provided Israel with all the necessary incendiary weapons of destruction like the Hellfire Missiles, Mortar Shells, and a variety of ‘killing materials’ that have nothing to do with ‘defense’. Accordingly, Spain and England also came forth to arm Israel for its civilian massacre of the Palestinians.

I have very little to add to the impotent comments already expressed by all us witnesses to this atrocity, be he/she Muslim, Christian, Atheists, Jew, or Buddhist; or whatever.
However, I have turned to one possible light for the future.
Normal citizens of any country can no longer believe in the antiquated notions of the nation-state which uses a corrupted sense of “national defense” as an excuse to murder or even worse, commit genocide. The UN is now a sick joke and the inane pronouncements of religious leaders are impotent mumbles against the rocket fire and mayhem. It is only within ourselves that we must find the desire for peace and good will towards others. We can no longer bow our heads in reverence to a higher immoral authority; nor hold solemn remembrance of false narratives. Let us stop these leaders in their constant drive to invoke one Guernica after another.
Posted by Steve Pieczenik

Anonymous said...

DEFERRED, you illiterate sack of shit.

Anonymous said...

They spent a shitload amount of money building a new parking lot. Who gives ashit about a green parking lot when turds are flooding in the rivers

Anonymous said...

Sponsor: None

Anonymous said...

What 8:53 said. Wake up, Tony!! Spellcheck! DEFERRED.

Duh said...

Mayor Sly has presided over another dangerous era of differed maintenance in Kansas City. That's why Sly James must go. He put his oversized ego before the people. The worst Mayor in Kansas City history.

Anonymous said...

the city caved to the EPA over 10 years ago, thus giving us [the residents/homeowners] a huge fee/tax increase just to placate the Feds [which we had no vote on]. Wonderful democracy mein freunde.

Anonymous said...

First, I used to work in Kansas City and based upon your commentary of proposed ordinances, you definitely do not know what you are talking about.

Not saying the KCMO legislative process is simple, but if you don't know ask.

Second, be aware of the motives of these tipsters. I'm told most employees know what they can kick up crap by being a tipster because you will bite on ANYTHING negative about CH.

This ordinance does nothing more than allow for amendment to the schedule. If you would try to push back from the involuntary seizures you have about anything negative about Kansas City and ask, you might get a answer that helps you understand.

The commentary should be based upon a review of the draft document. You are not even bitching about the right thing.



kc native said...

9:56,
This consent decree is as full of crap as are our storm drains. The city continues to get a pass from the EPA. That's the problem. We have a health issue right here in River City.

Anonymous said...

Adios Sly.

Anonymous said...

Yes amend the schedule and take your time so I can keep getting sewer backups. Dickbags!

Anonymous said...

Combined sewers have been in place for decades 1005.

Not saying that they should not be improved, just saying, if you are going to criticize, do it on fact.

Do you have any idea whatsoever, about the number for cities on combined overflow systems?

The serer backups are not causing backups.


Anonymous said...

You might as well describe physics to a 5 year old 1056.

If you can demonstrate using balloon animals, you are much more likely to be understood here.

KC Taxpayer said...

I love it when reporters read this blog. Please do a story on this, don't let TKC's bragging get the best of you. This is an important issue and this blog was right to point it out. There is plenty of room for follow up here!

Anybody But Sly said...

Our city needs a real leader. We must do better.

Anonymous said...

Long live Flush Creek!

Anonymous said...

The streetcar will solve all our problems.

Anonymous said...

We have a remodeled footbal field, remodled baseball field, casinoes where you can smoke, a jazz museum where you can drink 24 hours a day, a back baseball museum, science city,a new arena, a trolly coming and the government thinks people need clean drinking water too? How dare they tell King Sly what to do. Don't they know what happens when you mess with a black guy in Missouri?

white mike said...

Spelling bitches stay home

Anonymous said...

I need a drink.