Wednesday, June 29, 2016

¡¡¡VIVA NORTHEAST NEWS!!! WITNESS KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE SOLIDARITY AGAINST GENTRIFICATION DEVELOPERS!!!



This morning our favorite link of the day is this encouraging bit of Kansas City neighborhood reporting that realizes a great many developers don't care about residents they might displace in search of a tax break.

Checkit:

Northeast News: Standing with the West Side

Money line about the process at City Hall . . .

"Note to the West Side community: Think of this issue like a marathon wrestling match. P&Z’s unwritten strategy in postponing this case yet again is to wear you down and ultimately beat you with the help of a deep-pocketed developer. They know that maybe half of you will show up to testify against the development in July when it is due to be heard again. If it gets postponed again, their fervent hope is that even fewer people will show up, so that their corporate welfare project will pass with ease . . ."

Read the whole thing for an even more detail about the Kansas City real estate game and the plight of communities to retain their character, history and residents amid a speculative land grab . . .

Developing . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bravo to Michael, the news hound is the best dog in show.

Anonymous said...

Hey!

Maybe they should build a wall to protect their culture and identity!

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Someone please explain what "gentrification" is for be. I truly don't understand why it's a good or bad thing

Anonymous said...

5:43

Identity politics is ok, ONLY if you are not white.

Anonymous said...

Gentrification is people who work, accumulate property, pay taxes and finance all the free shit. The giant Free Shit Army doesn't like them because they are probably white, straight and might even be conservative.

This is a non-problem because 99% of the 'gentry' have better sense than to go anywhere near an urban shithole like Kansas City, St. Louis and even Columbia.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

657. Thanks. So I guess it's just the natural process of renewal?

Anonymous said...

Lol @ when you are so stupid you think apartments are for "gentry".

The tax-base fighters don't quite seem to understand that KCs infrastructure problems have 1 simple cause: too much infrastructure for too few people. And there's only 2 solutions: increase tax burden per person to pay for it, or decrease services.

Anonymous said...

7:30 KC is doing a good job implementing both of your solutions. They are increasing taxes for all except developers and have been steadily decreasing services for years. The end result however will be a steady exodus of the taxpaying citizens, leaving only those who are tax exempted and the poor who don't pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

We need $216 Million of taxpayer money to pay for a toy train extension!

Why don't these anti progress people understand this!

Anonymous said...

Yet, inexplicably (if you are dumb, or willfully ignorant, that is), taxpaying residents continue to pour into downtown at the highest rates of any place in the entire metro...

Anonymous said...

Northeast needs gentrification. There's a reason Mike Bushnell got booted from running the Scarrit Renaissance neighborhood association.

Anonymous said...

People are acting like they are altering sacred monuments. New building is good. I am assuming they have a use for these new structures. Repairing old buildings and hoping somebody will use them is kind of backward.

Anonymous said...

8:57 people are moving into downtown but the places they live are mostly tax exempt leaving the rest of the city to pick up the tab.

Anonymous said...

2:46, has a 3 year olds understanding of municipal finance, meaning you are about a year ahead of most of the TKC/ShowMe set. you know what, run for office and see if you can get as many votes as Stalder or Terrence Nash. YOU ARE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE! Never forget it.

Anonymous said...

The "Old Northeast" has been a shithole for at least the past 70 years. Westside, please don't take advice from folks who haven't been able to improve their own area. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Gentrification is racism, unfortunately
the Millennials dont see themselves as racist.
When an area becomes gentrified, many of the new area resident font use existing businesses, opt for non public schools and begin alienating disenfranchising long time area residents.
The

Anonymous said...

Gentrification is racism, unfortunately
the Millennials dont see themselves as racist.
When an area becomes gentrified, many of the new area resident font use existing businesses, opt for non public schools and begin alienating disenfranchising long time area residents.
The