Wednesday, September 07, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE KANSAS CITY TAXPAYER PROTEST!!! DEMAND DISCOUNT FOR 'BLIGHTED' INTERCONTINENTAL ROOMS!!!



Fun tidbit for tonight in between evening news of rape, gunfire and murder . . .

KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS AND POLITICOS RAGE AGAINST INTERCONTINENTAL TAX BREAK AND DEMAND DISCOUNT FROM THE BLIGHTED PROPERTY!!!

Here are just a few of the smarter comments from our blog community.

A bit of a history lesson tonight . . .

"After the folks over at the Alameda (I'm old enough to remember when it was built, so I call it the Alameda) get through consulting with all of the real estate/tax attorneys, etc., they might want to consider spending most of that $16 million on a good PR firm to help them recover from the PR nightmare they are creating for themselves."

Beginning of a plan . . .

"I'd love to call the events department and ask if they have nice space. When they say yes, I'd ask if they were actually blighted."

This call to action is kinda the money . . .

"Whatever these hucksters are charging is too much. Nope, anybody booking a room needs to ask for a better rate. They should hear it from their customers for this effort to take advantage of tools intended to help REAL blight in Kansas City.

Quick link update for tonight . . .

Northeast News: PZED Committee passes InterContinental CID to full council despite concerns

Newspaper: InterContinental Hotel’s ‘blight’ request gets tepid reception

KMBC: Plaza hotel's request for blighted designation gets no committee recommendation

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

KC = home to corruption.

You'd be better off just avoiding the place altogether.

Why give them a dime of your money?

Anonymous said...

huckster
noun
plural noun: hucksters
1. a person who sells small items door-to-door or from a stall.
"a door-to-door huckster"
synonyms: trader, dealer, seller, purveyor, vendor, barrow boy, salesman, door-to-door salesman, pedlar, hawker; higgler; informalpusher; archaicchapman, packman; rarecrier, colporteur
2. NORTH AMERICAN
a publicity agent or advertising copywriter.

Sounds like you're not using the right word Stupor Dave...I know it's you as nobody is stupid enough to think this way except you.

Anonymous said...

Also , the owner of the shit hole Diebels on the much more preferable to man only hand jobs ?

Anonymous said...

Phase 2 and not missing a beat. We create jobs, so shut the fuck up...

Anonymous said...

Relax on the Diebles bullshit...going to spend some money there just to piss you off...
Yeah...the Intercontinental is a fucking dump...let them pay for their own renovation, fucking crooks...

The Greater Kansas City Aryan said...

Buying at Diebels and staying at the Intercontinental just to piss you guys off.

And yes, I do get a dicount already!

Losers

Wm said...

That's rather humorless to go and run to your dictionary because you disagree. Have a little fun with this stuff, we're paying for it anyway.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of protest, but let's face it. Most people in KC are too broke to ever think about staying a night in this place.

Anonymous said...

Plaza = Low rent trash for Kansas City rubes.

Enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

You guys still don't seem to understand that this isn't taxpayer money we're talking about, jut another fee they'll charge to guests. Let them pay if they're stupid enough to stay there.

Anonymous said...

Nice try, still no room for you d-bags.

Anonymous said...

While it's true this is just a tax the guest pay I don't think cities should be helping business hide the true cost of their product. Businesses that do things such as this without the cities blessing often end up with class action lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

Question: If any NORMAL tax payer in the city runs into a situation where they need a new roof, or have to clear out a bunch of mold in their basement, will the city come to their aid?

Answer: Hell No.

So why should the city come to the aid of some hotel corporation to help them do something they probably should have done themselves years ago?

True it's not a tax on the public (as it seems right now). But to twist and turn the term "blighted" more than it already has been in an effort get city assistance to finance a renovation is obscene. If you want to see REAL blight, just take a drive through parts of the inner city east of Troost. The Intercontinental isn't blighted. Not even a little bit.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the Plaza is blighted. That's how Kirkwood and a bunch of other things there got built. Also blighted is Briarcliff. You'd be surprised how blighted things are around here.

Anonymous said...

10:09 comment
YOU are the one who just doesn't get it!!

Why in the world would the city play favorites, granting their taxing authority to a private corporation to give them an unfair business advantage in the marketplace?

The Intercontinental does NOT meet the definition of "blight" or the stated requirements for a "CID" as laid out by the KC EDC.

The owners secured funds for the hotel renovation back in January, and they don't need the additional sales tax revenue. Their renovation funding was not dependent on receiving approval of blight designation or creation of a CID.

This is ALL about KCMO government ABUSING their authority, intervening in the marketplace to pick winners and losers, and the exchange of money/favors to enrich real estate interests.

Just wait until we find out which local officials were to receive payoffs in this deal, a deal worth millions of dollars to the hotel ownership.

Anonymous said...

bed bugs, rats, roaches in the kitchen.......tear it down then!

Anonymous said...

I used to be a vendor to the hotel under all the previous owners. Shortly after becoming the Intercontinental they kicked out all the long time local suppliers of their maintenance supplies, brought in cheaper stuff under a national contract. That's when the problems started. You get what you pay for. If you use the cheapest crap you can to get by in maintaining and repairing your building you end up with a crappy building.