TKC Reader Contrasts Kansas City Neighborhood Squalor With InterContinental Hotel 'Blight' & Proposed Tax Break
An important perspective from a denizen of our blog community given the upcoming decision for local elected leaders . . .
Vote NO On InterContinental Money Grab
Dear Council Members,
It saddens me to know that this Council will pass the ordinance to create a CID for a wealthy corporation.
Fixing their structure is part of doing business. If it is so bad that it is blighted then why hasn't our building codes been involved long before this day?
Yesterday afternoon I was at a neighborhood sub-committee meeting regarding the real blight, abandoned houses, absentee landlords, etc, etc, etc.. You know, the stuff that you don't give a damn about.
DART, city codes, KCPD, Jeff Williams from Legal AID, Dan Tarwater and Alfred Jordan from the County plus residents trying to live in that Marlborough neighborhood AGAIN discussed hardcore drug activity, shooting and squatters. Apparently there isn't enough money to help my neighbors. And here in Waldo crime is off the charts for us.
But no, go ahead. Bestow all that money on a Plaza hotel. And you know what? When Crown Center, the Hyatt, the various other hotels slip you a proposal just say yes. We can afford it.