Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Kansas City 18th & Vine Tuesday Juxtaposition: City Hall Should Promote Private Investment Not Taxpayer Subsidy



Patrick Tuohey and the Show-Me Institute offer some noteworthy insight on jazz district success from a policy perspective . . . It's worth considering given that neighbors already oppose that nondescript plan in the works and after $100 MILLION worth of City Hall cash over a generation . . . This local party place isn't sustainable.

You decide . . .

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TUOHEY for City Council.....then Mayor!!!!!

Anonymous said...

is this close to 8th and paseo?

Anonymous said...

good job Patrick. I think we've spent enough there. Where does the spending stop? Power and light district is still taking 1.2 million a month out of the city budget! OUCH. Let's just spend us into a Detroit.

Crazy Clown said...

18th & Vine ????

Ahhhh if ya know anything call 474-TIPS !!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's as simple as getting private entities to chip in. If that were a real option it would have happened by now. I think the two biggest problems with the jazz district is it's location and the fact that there is no connection to it. It's locate in a not-so-pleasant part of town. And there is no connection to it to the closest entertainment area: The P&L.

It's foolish to just keep throwing cash at the district. It is a historic treasure that deserves to be preserved. But not at the expense of just throwing 10s of millions of dollars at it every x-amount of years. Make the area around the district more pleasant then find a way to connect it to the downtown scene and I think you may make positive strides. None of that is free, of course. But doing the same thing that has been done before and failed isn't working. Just wasting money. Time to start thinking outside the box. They figured out how to save Union Station. It's going to take that same style of thinking to save 18th and Vine.

Anonymous said...

6:29 AM FTW
Funniest thing in this thread and painfully true. Anybody with information leading to the arrest of these criminals should call 816-471-TIPS. Your name will be kept anonymous, or not.