Thursday, September 08, 2016

SHAME!!! INTERNETS PETITION SUPPORTING KANSAS CITY STREETCAR PART DEUX MISLEADS VOTERS!!!



Because this online ask is unsigned and filled with a lot of misleading and mostly incorrect info about toy train streetcar effort . . . It mostly looks like one of those online e-mail collection scams. With nobody willing to put their name on this one . . . Like most of the streetcar advocacy and angry comments that rage in favor of the upcoming rigged vote . . . It's probably unwise to trust people asking for a blank check and private information.

Consider yourself warned about yet another potential scam associated with Kansas City streetcar enthusiasts . . .

With the Kansas City Streetcar starter line live, now is the time to approve the expansion of the line from Union Station to UMKC. Tell your Councilperson that you support the expansion, and that they should, too.

Form letter . . .

I am writing to express my support for moving forward now with the lengthy process toward extending the downtown starter line south along Main Street, and I am asking that you support it as well.

The proposed extension to UMKC has the potential to deliver an even larger return on investment than we have already seen downtown. It would also allow a direct connection through Midtown between the UMKC Volker Campus and the proposed Downtown Arts Campus, a KC Chamber Big 5 initiative. Aside from this project being a high priority for Chancellor Morton, both MainCor and the Main Street CID have adopted a resolution in support of the extension. Moreover, this extension is included as a material component of the recently adopted Midtown Area Plan. And as I am sure you are aware, Midtown voters have consistently supported fixed rail through this corridor.

The cost of construction of the starter line was $250,000 under budget, thanks to management by the City’s Public Works Department. Moving forward with the extension while this same team can be involved leverages their experience and familiarity with the needs of the project, and puts the extension in the best position to be completed on time and within budget. It will take years to build the extension. The first election to decide whether to form this TDD would not occur until the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017. Even if that formation election passes, there will be opportunities for the City to reverse course in the unlikely event that the community determines that the streetcar is not a worthwhile project. However, the longer we wait to start the first step in this process, the more costs will increase and the longer it will be until service through to UMKC could start.

Delaying the beginning of the process does not achieve any positive result; instead it delays the potential exponential growth in value of the starter line to the detriment of the downtown ratepayers who have begun their investment, and delays the future benefit to midtown residents, property owners and workers.

moveforwardkc.com
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12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The design looks better than most and their wording follows the arguments that I've read in favor of the project.

I wish they would've signed in to let people know who is circulating the petition.

I am signing it anyway because this is a worthwhile project and worth the risk for those of us with a good spam filter.

Anonymous said...

I would like to sign to oppose. Midtown and Downtown need to start paying for their sewers. They need to have a CID to pay for the sewers instead of the Northland paying to fix their sewers.

Anonymous said...

More slimeball dirty dealing from the gangsters, grifters and sleaze bags who run KCMO.

Steve Hanson said...

There are a bunch of fucking idiots running KC. What else is there to say? It won't be long until KC becomes another Detroit. That is what happens when you let clueless liberal Democrats run things. Fix the infrastructure.

Testing said...

The domain name is done through TUCOWS, which means privacy to whoever set it up. One interesting thing: the domain name was originally set up in 2013!

http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=mx%3amoveforwardkc.com&run=toolpage#

Click the drop down and select Whois, then click on the button to see who owns this domain.

...brig

Anonymous said...

David Johnson is in charge of this farce. Just like the first one. Staubio, Stone, and Glorioso also.

Anonymous said...

I'd like a return on my investment also. But I don't want to live downtown in a $280,000 condo and pay $600 a year in property taxes!

Anonymous said...

Amazing no one has blown the lid off downtown property values heading south the past five years and the sickening low property taxes people pay.

There would probably be a recall of all elected officials if people knew the truth. Either that or riots.

Anonymous said...

True. Amazing how hipsters love those subsidies while accusing the Northland of stealing all their money!

Anonymous said...

filled with a lot of misleading and mostly incorrect info about toy train streetcar...

Gee Tony I thought you were the area leader in that.

In fact you still are. Nobody is going to take the title away from you.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City idiots act like just because the streetcar is on rails instead of tires it will be fast, like a subway. Wrong. It is no faster than a bus. It will still have to deal with traffic lights, pedestrians, cars and delivery trucks parked outside of the famous "white lines". This is not a rapid transit subway under the streets. It is a bus on rails for white people who don't want to ride the Max bus.

Anonymous said...

The street car is slower than a bus. My guess is that in a year the authority will start bleeding money...so they need another infusion of cash otherwise they will have to charge, and ridership will drop, then they will have to get money from the City. So expand the line more cash.... kind of a Ponzi scheme.