Sunday, March 05, 2017

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 . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

they've got a right to look out for their interests.

more jobs in Kansas City isn't a bad thing, this work helps build the local economy.

KC Counter said...

Right, but very few of them live in Kansas City, MO. They're mostly suburban residents and all that our local economy will see is a some lunch receipts for $800 million worth of work.

Anonymous said...

Unless your like Kermet the Phantom Frog, construction skills make better money then latte foam artistry.

Anonymous said...

90 %of the people who get these construction jobs DO NOT live in Kansas City Missouri, thus will not pay the higher property taxes. Based on City workforce records.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't one of the council members introduce an ordinance that says if you or your corporation contributes to a ballot issue, you or your corporation cannot benefit financially or otherwise from that ballot issue if it passes. This might help eliminate pay for play,

Anonymous said...

They all live in Jo Co (the Dunns) and feed off the sucker taxpayers of KCMO!!!

seanot said...

This is no different than a large bettor that attempts to influence the outcome of a sporting event to fit their desired outcome. If there isn’t a penalty for such behavior, there is no reason for it not to occur.

Anonymous said...

They never forgave Pete Rose.

Super Dave said...

Sure the heavies like Dunn, Walton, Clarkson, MMC, P1 and so forth want this to pass it has the potential of work for them.

But do the tax payers really need that type of work done for them.

No the tax payers need a stable, working, low crime city in which to live in. A city that works for them the residents and not for them the high rollers in business.

Anonymous said...

Maybe J.E. Dunn and Burns & McDonnell need to start paying taxes. Vote NO on April 4th.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea! Punish the dumb shits who made the mistake of investing in KC by buying property and planting roots. Damn good way to help the burbs grow.

Anonymous said...


What you will see, will be people taxed out of their homes. Take a look at the schools are your tax dollars going to better the schools??? NO

Vote NO

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

much of the taxpayer money will end up going to the $232,000 annual paychecks for Democrat greedy Firefighter union slob scamming weasels, making huge bucks sitting around the station, sleeping or watching porn.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to take a moment to let you homos know that the KCMO police department is a big group of dicks. KCMO is so fucked up, and you would think you could get a little assistance. Im going to call Chief Forte next week and inquire about his big time pay chart.

Anonymous said...

Just Vote NO.

Anonymous said...

the road to bankruptcy is right here.

Anonymous said...

Tony, I'd like to know if any of your patrons support citywide a 1/8 cent sales tax to benefit the urban core? Please respond truthfully!

Anonymous said...

All you need to ask yourself is this: Are Kansas City leaders good stewards of existing public funding and can they be trusted to follow the wishes of the citizenry regarding spending priorities. I find it impossible to answer those questions in the positive.

Please vote no.

Anonymous said...

Vote to help the city property owners -VOTE NO.
Vote to keep big rip off companies from knocking down easy money again- VOTE NO
Vote to help Dunn and Clarkson waste their money -VOTE NO NO NO

Andrew Rainey said...

Source?

Andrew Rainey said...

Are those records comprehensive? Or just temp labor sliver?

Andrew Rainey said...

You really think Kcmo streets don't need work? Where you live?

Andrew Rainey said...

Could name any number of things they could spend the money on. That's just a red herring. Do streets, sidewalks, and an animal shelter need work? Yes. Well pay for it. Its a progressive property tax. Hit the poorest the lest. People aren't going to be taxed out of their homes. Typical scare tactic.

Andrew Rainey said...

Baseless allegation...

Andrew Rainey said...

Brilliant argument

Andrew Rainey said...

Locked in for infrastructure only. 3 parts. Plus legally binding report card detailing spending...