TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! NORTHLAND VOTERS THREATEN TO LEAD KANSAS CITY TAXPAYER REVOLT AGAINST GO BONDS AND APRIL 4TH POLITICS!!!
More than the impact of Prez Trump, stormy weather, general discontent or any other factor, the upcoming April 4th vote is about the divergent interests of Kansas City communities and how tax-weary residents throughout this town respond to hopeful rhetoric asking them to open their pocket books one more time.
To wit . . .
WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION TO MAYOR SLY'S TAX AND SPEND AGENDA FROM THE KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND LEADS "NO" VOTE SENTIMENT!!!
Point of fact that everybody wants to ignore . . . Mayor Sly has never been that popular across the bridge even when he first ran for office.
His reelection saw voters across the bridge skip the polls altogether AND a litany of promises about Northland infrastructure have failed to move the dial among these frustrated residents despite "The Heavies" attempting to sell the community on more construction jobs.
Let's break it down . . .
Questions 1-2-3 . . . We've already examined polling that suggests districts 1 & 2 are widely opposed to this $800-million package and neither the Mayor not a coalition of African-American council members will change their mind. This is exceptionally troubling given that MOST urban core leaders also don't believe GO Bond promises and several groups have failed to endorse or ignored the ballot questions. Polling tells us otherwise but the only bright spot here is that doggies and cute pets have a soft spot in the hearts of even the most angry electorate.
Question 4: Here's where neighborhood interests conflict . . . The Northland paying for East Side development is tantamount to sacrilege. Better voter turnout across the bridge coupled with demographic and political differences (GOP vs. Democratic Party) put this measure at risk and even supporters claim its "an uphill battle" amid the low turnout contest.
Question 5: A reality check for so many midtown Kansas City weed advocates . . . A sample of community leader input from both the Northland and the East side suggest that marijuana reform will be a tough sell tomorrow despite a widespread progressive movement to abandon the drug war. Connecting narcotics with higher crime might not always be correct but it's a lingering perception in the minds of voters.
Nevertheless . . .
THIS KANSAS CITY APRIL 4TH ELECTION IS ABOUT MONEY AND THE GROWING NORTHLAND TAX BASE LOOKS TO BE THE LAST REFUGE OF FISCAL CONSERVATISM AMID RAMPANT CITY HALL SPENDING!!!
Moreover, this time around the constant outcry from this group about "sending their money across the bridge" seems to be resonating more loudly among a litany of complaints from throughout Kansas City mostly focused on a lack of trust in City Hall.
Developing . . .