TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! HEAVIES BUILD EPIC KANSAS CITY GO BOND CAMPAIGN WAR CHEST WITH HUGE $100K CONTRIBUTION!!!
Quick follow-up for Sunday morning regarding the CURRENT KANSAS CITY GO BOND CAMPAIGN FUNDING that deserves at least one mention amid a dearth of real reporting in the otherwise completely broken local news cycle.
To wit . . .
Remember that our blog community was FIRST to report on Kansas City big biz funding of Questions 1, 2 & 3 despite questions about conflicts.
Right now we wanted to highlight an aspect of this effort that deserves attention . . .
RECENTLY, THE HEAVIES OFFERED $100,000 TO RAISE KANSAS CITY PROPERTY TAXES OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS!!!
According the the Missouri Ethics website, the Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund chipped in with a cool $100K on March 1st and comprise nearly one third of the support for the "Progress KC" (GO BOND campaign PAC) in the current fundraising cycle.
They aren't doing this out of the goodness of their heart, this coalition of construction dudes stand to earn BIG MONEY from the infrastructure and rebuilding jobs that come out of this effort . . . Even if those projects move along at a snail's pace. The prospect of taking the lion's share of a proposed $800 Million effort is well worth the $100K gamble.
Sadly, construction gigs rarely benefit urban core communities because City Hall has done an abysmal job at encouraging minority hiring.
Even worse, while municipal Democracy is mostly a pay-for-play endeavor . . . The timing of this big money endorsement from some of the biggest companies in Kansas City should reveal to taxpayers that supporters of GO BONDS are heavily invested in winning voter approval no matter the rising costs passed on to local home owners.
You decide . . .