TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! AFTER $800-MILLION GO BOND VICTORY, KANSAS CITY ZOO SUPPORTERS DEMAND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEW AQUARIUM!!!
A tidal wave of funding requests are now flooding City Hall following the recent bond election win. The latest splash is a longstanding effort to continue Kansas City Zoo improvements with a fishy project that has been part of an ongoing local conversation for years.
Moreover . . .
SUPPORT FOR THE KANSAS CITY ZOO AQUARIUM RUNS DEEP AMID AN ONGOING RACE TO BUILD A BIGGER LOCAL FISH TANK!!!
Hard to believe???
Our TKC blog community broke the news last year . . . Dead Tree Media even confirmed the tragic notion of a new KC Zoo Aquarium using GO BOND cash much later.
And here's the kicker . . .
THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN WRITING THAT SAYS GO BOND MONEY CAN'T BE USED FOR A NEW AQUARIUM!!!
The Mayor and City Council attempted to play the little dutch boy and put their finger in the dike (ewwwww) to prevent public suspicion that MOST OF THE GO BOND MONEY IS UP FOR GRABS . . . But vague ballot language suggests otherwise.
In fact, cash for a new aquarium can easily qualify as an improvement to a public building noted in Question 3.
Moreover, most adults realize that the promises from politicos are easily broken and City Hall cash can shift as easily as the tides.
The critical point here deserves to be repeated time and time again . . . With very little binding ballot language, supporters of a new aquarium understand that they're well within their rights to ask for a share of GO BOND MONEY . . . Given the strong level of public support for the Zoo, they're likely to succeed . . . And once again, despite a recent cash influx, the misplaced priorities of local leaders AND voters threaten to sink Kansas City further into debt.