Friday, February 10, 2017

Fear The Kansas City Budget Deficit

Our blog community told you cuts where coming . . . Here's the how/why confirmed and better explained . . .

"Manager Troy Schulte explained to the City Council that the raise for public safety ($19 million) is bigger than the increase in total revenue for the General Fund ($6.7 million) — which means there’s a deficit that they’ll have to make up for elsewhere."

Public Safety Top Priority In Proposed KCMO Budget

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What happens when the well-cared for public safety employees can't reach their emergency destinations due to the city's purposeful neglect of streets, bridges, etc.?

Will KCMO simply pay them to sit idle at their stations?

Anonymous said...

LOL just a coincidence after Trump announced Fed Buck$ are going to dry up if you don't take law enforcement seriously.


Sorry Troy. Your bullshit is totally obvious.

Anonymous said...

Like the KCBJ headline says...

The Bond will keep KC's wheels from flying off


LMAO

Anonymous said...

This City has already clearly demonstrated that more is not necessarily better. Since we last passed the 2010 Public Safety Sales tax in November of that year, we've seen costly waste in building public buildings and mismanagement of funding for all costs thereto. Included in that funding was the hiring or additional officers. We are fully staffed with officers and more is not necessarily better. We now have the highest crime levels since passing that tax. It's pretty clear more police will not result in better control of crime or criminal activity. So, scaling back the budget seems like a better solution or one that should at least be under consideration. If police had pressure to perform and generate results through their performance, we'd see that both police and fire are fully funded and capable of much more for much less. That's my two cents.

Anonymous said...

I say give the firefighters and police 110% of the budget! Fire everyone else, including the council!

Anonymous said...


Scale back, add more, it doesn't matter.

It's called the Ferguson effect. So get off the cops back.

Anonymous said...

Sell off the trolley

Anonymous said...

^^^^ I hear the trolley is causing businesses on the Plaza to close down. I read it here so it must be true.

Anonymous said...

It's more investigative journalism than the Star seems willing or able to do.

Anonymous said...

What does Troy manage, exactly? Is he in charge of the Mayor's bullhorn storage and maintenance? No? Well then he must head up the Ignore Major Crime Wave department. No? Oh, does he run the Developer Service Department? That must be it. Certainly no regular citizens benefit from whatever the hell he's up to.

I dunno. Mayor's Menu Consultant?

Anonymous said...

The city knows they will need every vote they can get to pass the bond measure. It's SO clear that the city's generosity this year is part of a backroom deal to buy the union vote of fire and police. Trust me when I say, promises were made!

Anonymous said...

WTF ? We voted for the earning tax. That was supposed to do it. WTF

Anonymous said...

I think we are in full on implosion mode.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of shit.

Anonymous said...

How much will the trolley be contributing to the City's coffers this year?

Anonymous said...

If the streetcar would charge each of the tourist that ride it a couple of bucks, that should eliminate the deficit.