TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! POLITICAL TOP ECHELON CONSULTANT CONFRONTS BOND CAMPAIGN QUESTION: IS KANSAS CITY A DIVIDED URBAN BATTLE ZONE OR SMART CITY ON THE RISE???
The upcoming general obligation bond campaign is confusing the consultant class who are unsure if they'll try and sell the de facto tax increase with hope or fear.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TOP ECHELON CONSULTANTS ARE STUCK AT A CROSSROADS AND SEARCHING FOR THE BEST WAY TO PERSUADE VOTERS TO APPROVE $1 BILLION WORTH OF GENERAL OBLIGATION (GO) BONDS!!!
Here's the word:
"The question is simple, is Kansas City a place like Austin, Portland and Denver? Or do our problems with homicide, violent crime, trash and schools put us more in line with towns like Chicago, STL, Detroit, D.C. and Baltimore?"
The TOP ECHELON INSIDER continued . . .
"These questions are important because the campaign is basically stuck with how to kick off this efforts and develop a line of reasoning against critics who will undoubtedly attack the increasingly higher rate of taxation given the city's current focus on streetcar, the hotel and the airport. The "missing piece" line isn't going to work and KC voters have been skeptical of infrastructure arguments given the current state of deferred maintenance throughout the city . . ."
And so . . . OUR BLOG COMMUNITY IS FIRST TO REPORT that Kansas City politicos and consultants struggle to define itself at the outset of YET ANOTHER City Hall request for more cash.
You decide . . .