Monday, August 01, 2016

Kansas City East Side Stays Losing Amid Mayor Sly's Downtown Development Agenda

Dead Tree Media pretends to play advocate despite supporting Mayor Sly's toy train touristy frou-frou agenda at every turn. Take a look: Needed progress is slow on KC's East Side

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

There's no question that it's hard to inject life into neighborhoods that have dead bodies from homicides lying in them day after day.
Maybe doing something about THAT would be a good first step, but that takes some guts to tell the truth and identify the facts and even more courage to actually try to do something about it.
And no ribbon-cutting opportunities or chances to shovel subsidies out the door for Sly and gang.
Bummer!

Anonymous said...

The key is to continue gentrifying. Price out the hoodrats and you force them out. Let them move to the sticks or to the golden ghetto.

Anonymous said...

But the Mayor built a police station where people lived, isnt that enough for the Eastside. More Blacks are gettimg shot and killed by police. What else do they want?

Anonymous said...

I want more blacks shot by police obviously.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, development is spreading east from Union Hill, and 31st and Troost is developing. Maybe rebuilding downtown first is the smart thing to do after all. It's how the city was built in the first place.

Despite what Lyin Bryan would have you believe, the east side receives more direct city investment than any other section of the city, despite contributing almost nothing to the tax base. But screaming 'tHE MAYOR NEEDS TO FIX OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!' Over and over and over for 50 years doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it because the mayor can't force development to occur in a section of town where the people who live there do not value it.

You morons probably should have voted for the streetcar extensions, which were proposed for the east side but paid for by downtown, midtown and the plaza. Cut from your nose to spite your faces.