Council Dude On InterContinental Request: Everything In Kansas City Is Blighted???
Council Dude On InterContinental Ask: Everything In Kansas City Is Blighted???
An important passage from more local coverage of a Kansas City tax fight in the making:
City councilman Quinton Lucas says community improvement districts are a growing trend throughout the metro and can be a painless way to apply a tax. He says they plan to have a conversation Wednesday about the definition of blight and if the Plaza is the place they want to use it.
"If we make a blight designation here, just think what in Kansas City is not blighted," Lucas said. "So that is the thing. I think we need to think about. Do we want to actually allow the rule to expand to cover everything in Kansas City and everything in Missouri? And that could be the trouble here."
InterContinental Kansas City files petition to establish a community improvement district