Thursday, September 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS TOLD YOU SO!!! NOW DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT HOTEL DEMANDS EPIC RENOVATION TAX BREAK!!!



The slippery slope of City Hall hotel freebies inspired by a blight request from the InterContinental Country Club Plaza hotel has now been realized.

Here's the latest big money ask on the way . . .

KC BIZ JOURNAL: "The owner of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown wants to form a community improvement district to finance half of a $32.8 million renovation. Officials with Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group LLC are scheduled to discuss the request at Wednesday’s meeting of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority."

Supporters of hotel giveaways claim this doesn't impact anybody but guests . . . Critics remind us that big biz throwing around "blight" terminology and lining up to use tools intended to improve neighborhoods sets a dangerous precedent.

You decide . . .

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Told us so? Told us what exactly? That you're a shrill moron?

We know that already.

Anonymous said...

Nobody to blame but the politicians both past and present for this mess

Unknown said...

This hotel has recieved subsidies sice th day it opened 30 plus years ago. Now the owners want more. Any surprise here?

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

If a corporation can not afford to be profitable in KC then get the fuck out and stop asking working folks to pay for your bad business. Tell your CEO to take part of his 300 million salary and prop up the place. Is that all KC knows, handouts?

Anonymous said...

Sucking at the public titty. Sure tasts great!

Anonymous said...

This is the product of a Kansas City government that is managed behind the scenes by developers and abatement lawyers. Shame on the whole lot and thankfully this craziness is there for all to see. Like the Intercont this Marriott is blighted! Blighted! Stay tuned: More City Hall tax abuse to come!

Anonymous said...

this is such a slick way to raise money. can one do this for home remodeling?

Anonymous said...

How about giving tax breaks to the citizens who actually live in blighted neighborhoods?

Phil Cardarella said...

OK. So what? If all they want to do is levy a tax on their own customers, exactly why should anyone care?