KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES FREE SPEECH FACT CHECK: STATE OF THE CITY 2017 BASED MOSTLY ON PHONY STATS!!!
As promised, here's THE ONLY KANSAS CITY FREE SPEECH OPEN FORUM for fact checking the state of the city speech by Mayor Sly James tonight.
Credit to Northeast News for the "borrowed" photo . . . And the only real takeaway that doesn't help propagate a political agenda . . .
MAYOR SLY CITED ONE PHONY STAT AFTER THE NEXT IN HIS SALES PITCH TO VOTERS!!!
Here are just a few examples out of many . . .
The Mayor started his remarks with this dubious number . . .
Perspective, that phony stat claims Kansas City has more tourists than Denver. And they already have legal weed.
And then . . .
The Mayor tragically attempts to tout progress against violence in KCMO . . .
Reality check . . . City Hall isn't providing any increase in funding for police while the current homicide count stands @ 27 which is more than a 22% increase over last year in which violence was up nearly 30% from the year before that . . .
KANSAS CITY REMAINS IN THE MIDST OF A HOMICIDE SPIKE THAT MAYOR SLY DIDN'T MENTION!!!
A highlight . . .
More toy train hype . . .
Reality, check the streetcar ridership numbers and realize February garnered the SECOND LOWEST monthly ridership numbers for the streetcar since in started in May. Meanwhile, the novelty has worn off and another secret ballot corrupt election is on the way.
Feel free to doubt TKC . . . But our blog community isn't trying to garner a blank check from voters next week.
Fact is . . .
This is likely the most uninspiring speech Mayor Sly has given to date. The mayor's words tonight were nothing more than a sales pitch at at time when Kansas City desperately needs real leadership in the face fewer federal funds, hostile political enemies and a rising murder count.
You decide . . .