TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK!!! INSIDER WARNING: KANSAS CITY GO BONDS WON'T PAY TO REPAIR HOMEOWNER SIDEWALKS!!!
The Kansas City GO Bond campaign has been called out continually for a lack of honesty and downright deceptive claims regarding the specifics of a proposed 40-year tax increase.
To wit . . .
THANKS TO KICK-ASS CITY HALL INSIDERS FOR CALLING OUT CAMPAIGN RHETORIC ABOUT SIDEWALK REPAIR THAT WON'T BENEFIT KANSAS CITY HOMEOWNERS!!!
First, our attention was called to this seemingly innocuous tweet from Council Lady Jolie Justus attempting to champion the new taxes . . .
Now here's the word . . .
"TKC, you should inform your readers that that GO BONDS WILL NOT HELP HOMEOWNERS PAY FOR NEW SIDEWALKS . . . I see several council members and politicos hinting otherwise. Check the muni-code. The Go Bonds won't be spent to improve sidewalks near homes because that's primarily the responsibility of homeowners."
And so, just a quick bit of
Check the KCMO passage on sidewalks rules & regs:
"City Code 64-243 holds property owners responsible for the curbs, sidewalks and drive approaches abutting their property. The Director of Public Works (PW) ensures needed repairs are made. If an investigation is performed, and out of repair sidewalks are found, the PW department must make sure repairs are made. If repairs are not made then the Director may have the repairs made and the costs assessed to the property owner."
And so . . .
ONCE AGAIN KANSAS CITY POLITICOS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY SELLING TAXPAYERS BAIT AND SWITCH BENEFITS OF GO BONDS!!!
Sidewalk improvements are nice but the GO Bond campaign selling this improvement to neighborhoods as a form of "investment" is yet another deceptive tactic from a campaign that has been caught obfuscating the facts of these new taxes time and time again.
You decide . . .