Friday, March 03, 2017

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Money Talk



Amid a plea for more taxes from broke-ass residents and continued budget frustration . . .

Quick roundup of the newspaper reporting on City Hall financial matters . . .

Of course there's rage over 1st Responder pay that overlooks how much City Hall is giving away to so many local suits via taxpayer subsidy and assorted development largess . . .



Take a look:

A Kansas City firefighter made $232,000 last year (more than the city manager)

KC budget provides police, fire raises even as many already make more than $100,000

Driving nightmares spur Kansas City plea for taxpayers’ help undoing backlog of road repairs

City Council should move on wage hike

And now the sordid topic of (taxpayer) coin confronts our local politicos amid an upcoming election, even more levies planned after that and big money transit issues also on the table . . .



You decide . . .

13 Comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Seriously, this HAS to be one of the most mis-managed cities in America...

Anonymous said...

You need to learn the Kansas City way.

You keep quiet, smile, avoid deep thinking, and screw everyone over you possibly can.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, this HAS to be one of the most mis-managed cities in America...



Worth repeating

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on April 4th.

Bob said...

7:36 and 7:52, this phenomenon is not limited to Kansas City. I read about similar stories in lots of other places, the most recent being the Port Authority in NJ & NY. And, while the practice sounds at first blush like a scam, the person getting the money did the extra work time and earned it.

Anonymous said...

232,000.00 for a firefighter?
Wonder how much the Chief of Police will get for all his overtime?

Anonymous said...

If Sessions is a Communist, maybe the city council has fellow trevelers, too.

Something to keep an eye on.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, well, KC's $200K to fd is getting more for their money than all that jack getting tossed away to the Glock The Block. KCowtown is copycat Chicago with too many shootings. Free street parties aren't cutting KC's violent crime, so good emergency responders (FD, EMT, and PD) are vital.

Anonymous said...

The deferred Maintenance of the Roads, Sidewalks, Bridges and Water System is the biggest scam of all. Where has this money gone? This represents years of neglect, incompetence and corruption in the Council. These folks need to look at the needs of the whole city and not just their own.
I was a Democrat when I moved to this City and now after seeing what is going on here, I am not so liberal any more. It is a shame.




Anonymous said...

Guess you don't get out much.

Anonymous said...

Guess she has operational eyes and ears.

Crazy Clown said...

Those who say this city KCMO is mis-managed,,,,

KCMO city council / City Hall, has been mis managed and Corrupt and involved in Fraud & Deception for Decades, at least since 1985, is when I started paying attention to the fiasco's that go on.

Heres another Prime Example :

Who here on TONYS KC is old enough to remember that Degenerate KCMO City Council lady, known as "CAROL COE" ,,, remember her anybody from the late 1980's, 1990's era ??????

Remember all her crack cocaine Fiasco's and tantrums at city hall, and typical cries of supposed racism, attempting to play the wore out race card,, because she got caught several times for all kinds of things

Sure ol' Phony Emmanuel Clever will remember her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's just for starters,,, KCMO has been officially inept & incompetent for decades at everything they do !!!

KCMO is one of the worst run / managed cities in the entire Midwest !

Anonymous said...

Damn Tony! You should become a policeman if you can pass the background check.