Thursday, December 01, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THREATENS TO WITHHOLD SUPPORT FROM CITY HALL $800 MILLION BOND ISSUE!!! HEAVIES DEMAND FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING & INFRASTRUCTURE FOCUS ON BIG CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS!!!



Last night at a cozy but still EPIC meeting regarding the upcoming bond issue . . . Northland power brokers flexed their muscle to an attentive audience that included a members of Council.

To wit . . .

INSIDERS FROM THE NORTHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ALONG WITH THE HEAVIES ARE DEMANDING MORE DEETS AND MAJOR CHANGES TO THE $800 MILLION BOND ISSUE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL!!!

Check the highlights according to KICK-ASS INSIDERS who want our blog community to know all the important behind the scenes deets of this negotiation . . .

- The Northland Chamber shocked the gathering and City Council by hinting that they couldn't support the bond issue in its current form and without a promise of MAJOR work on roads and bridges on the nice side of the bridge.

- Reps close the Heavies are pushing for a detailed list of BIGGER projects slated to start as soon as possible.

- Biggest revelation . . . Northland power players want the bond issue timeline CUT IN HALF with a 10-year plan rather than 20. Meanwhile, City Hall Insiders fear that Kansas City's credit simply isn't good enough to demand those kind of terms and that could push the price of the bond issue even higher.

Translation . . .

NORTHLAND ECONOMIC LEADERS ARE FIRST IN LINE TO GET PAID FROM THE BOND ISSUE AND DON'T WANT IT TURNING INTO A SLUSH FUND FOR LESSER INFRASTRUCTURE WORK!!!

Accordingly . . .

SIDEWALKS ARE A LOW PRIORITY AND DON'T PAY THE HEAVIES AND NORTHLAND POWER PLAYERS ENOUGH TO GARNER SUPPORT!!!

Bike KC and advocates of ADA sidewalk issues are being put on the back-burner . . . In terms of compliance with both EPA & ADA mandates, KCMO leaders are betting that the next Administration isn't going to be so adamant about enforcing compliance.

Moreover . . .

The Northland doesn't have the same kind of combined sewers with overflow problems as the urban core . . . So directing this cash toward constant water problems is probably going to have to wait.

Final tidbit . . .

There's also the threat of TWO major bond issues instead of just one given so much need for Kansas City's old and busted infrastructure.

But for now, what we know for certain is that the Northland is pushing back on the overtly political and piecemeal designs of Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte for this bond issue cash. While their concerns obviously come out of self-interest, they're also adamant about holding City Hall accountable for spending this cash on infrastructure work rather than merely supporting yet another 12th & Oak slush fund.

Developing . . .

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for them.

The last thing we need is another chance for the Mayor to hold this city's purse strings for political influence.

Anonymous said...

This is turning into a disaster and I blame Troy for his silence and backroom dealing.

We need to be up front with how this money is going to be spent with more opportunities for people to weigh in. Without that input, it's just going to be another cluster of complaints and hard feelings among everybody in KC.

Troy has fumbled the ball once again and shown us that he can't operate independently of Sly.

Anonymous said...

Will there be money to build a wall?

Don't Mess With My Manhood said...

Need to keep the construction workers (the deplorable's) occupied.

Anonymous said...

The mayor is not at fault here, it's Troy. Chalk this up to another screwup.

Just got back from Florida said...

Will we be getting any money from Trump to help out with all of this?

Anonymous said...

The creatives are going to save the KC economy!

WE SWEAR! We need to import talent!

Anonymous said...

Prepare for a big Banquet of Consequences



Keep it Frosty!

Anonymous said...

really dies seem absurd to expect a blank check.

need specifics.

didn't they get the memo? nobody trusts crooked politicians now.

Anonymous said...

Hell what could go wrong after eight years of fantasy fueled spending.

Anonymous said...

How bout building the worlds tallest container apartment building?

Give em infinite tax subsidies.

Anonymous said...

To boost the local economy, I say use the bond money to build a 1,000 foot tall statue of Trump, posed like the big Jesus statue in Rio. Put it right on the banks of the MO River. Rubes from all over the Midwest will flock here to see it. And Trump will likely build a giant Trump hotel with fabulous views of his monument. We'll make KC great again!

Anonymous said...

Just like in Jaws...
You're going to need a bigger trough!

Anonymous said...

nameless insiders huh, best fake KC news blog?

Anonymous said...

All they care about is making sure thye get funding for Twin Creeks. They don't care about the Northland as a whole.

Anonymous said...

is the trump organization competing to develop the downtown convention hotel?

Anonymous said...

@2:06
No, they generally play in the real Big Leagues.
And they mostly like to make a profit.
Pretty much leaves out the "convention" business in KCMO.
How about Motel 6?

Anonymous said...

It has been said on most toy train extension blog proposals that downtown and midtown need to start paying for their sewers. The northland is tired of paying for downtown. They have plenty of money for amusement rides it is time to start paying for their sewers.

Anonymous said...

hijacking money before the vote is even in. Typical KCMO.

Anonymous said...

+1 @ 2:46

Make the urban core pay their fair share.

Anonymous said...

My neighborhood in Mid Town is voting NO. If the Northland gets their way they will get their projects first and we will get what is left over after the slush men get theirs. NO NO NO