Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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."

Read more:

InterContinental Kansas City files petition to establish a community improvement district

15 Comments:

Emanuel Goldstein said...

Say what?

Emanuel Goldstein said...

The Kansas City Atheist Coaltion will not be issuing a statement on this issue.

Please do not troll their site with religious messages, Chick Tract lnks, or the like.

Thank you.

seanot said...

Just so I understand this... The owners woukd prefer to mask a price increase as a tax and give the city the usual administrative rake in order do renovations? Why?

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

Yea I went there and the water pressure in the bidets left a lot to be desired.

Anonymous said...

Good example of Corporate Blight. Some it is even new, shiny, and bright!

Anonymous said...

The entire city is a blight zone? Sounds like they finally hit the nail on the head.

Anonymous said...

The money would be much better spent in Brialcliff, and I'm sure Give-It-Away Kay would agree.

Anonymous said...

No one believes you wash yourself, Cartoony Colonizer.

How much $$$$! Will the Intercontinental rob from our poor brown brothers, Brybry?!?!? We need a white man to tell us and give us a voice because we're just little "POC"s and we cain't speak fo' ourselfs, ain't that right, Massa Bryan.

Anonymous said...

Use the force Lucas!

Anonymous said...

So nice to see that Councilman Lucas reads the TKC comment section!!!!

After being quoted as in support of the designation, perhaps now Mr. Lucas is coming to his senses.


Previously appearing in TKC comments, a reader wrote:

"The Intercontinental is asking for KCMO municipal government to use their taxing authority (threat) to allow a private business to have an unfair advantage in the marketplace. That is plain wrong.

If the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza is granted "blight" designation, then the KC Council is tacitly admitting that the entire city is blighted."

Anonymous said...

KC is very cavalier in when they decide to use their tax authority. Its why we constantly find ourselves behind the 8-ball on basic shit like trash, water, sewer, roads, etc. There is only so high a tax burden can rise. If you have some neighborhoods with ~11% sales tax and with the streetcar, higher property tax...what mechanism are you going to be able to call on to do just the basic shit?

The mayor & council has to get their head out of their asses, quick.

Hyperblogal said...

Lewis Carroll couldn't make this crap up.

Anonymous said...

8:56: Yet another ad hominem attack, trolley boy in blackface?

Anonymous said...

Ha!

Anonymous said...

Ha!