TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY CLAIMS KANSAS CITY HOSTED 25 MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR AMID FINAL PUSH FOR EVEN BIGGER DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL!!!
In an 11-1 vote just now, Mayor Sly James and City Council approved another amendment and even more taxpayer funds for a bigger allegedly better Downtown Convention Hotel.
Northland Council lady Heather Hall was the lone hold out NO vote.
The fact sheet, staff report and plan for this ordinance are mostly garbage and not worth the pixels on which they're inscribed . . .
But here's the kicker . . .
IN A DESPERATE DEMAND FOR COMPLIANCE MAYOR SLY BOASTED EVEN MORE TOURISTS TO KANSAS CITY THAN PREVIOUS FAKE NUMBERS . . . AN UNBELIEVABLE 25 MILLION VISITORS!!!
He also provided some anecdotal evidence about restaurant complaining to City Hall that they were out of food during the World Series . . . That never happened.
There is a bright side . . . Funding for this project is still sketchy despite all in support from Mayor and Council.
And the rhetoric of local politicos is an outright lie . . . While saying this cash doesn't come from the general fund or the recently passed GO bonds . . . That cash can be EASILY siphoned with an emergency ordinance given no firewall or oversight in much the same way that the Mayor's phony numbers have never been questioned by mainstream media.
You decide . . .