Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kansas City Historic Northeast Fights City Council GO Bond Broken Promises



The problem of loose ballot language and changing priorities confront Kansas City neighborhoods.

Check this CRITICAL reporting of neighborhood efforts to hold local politicos accountable . . .

Northeast News: "At the City Council Business Session two Councilwomen, Alissia Canady and Katheryn Shields, started a walk-back campaign in an attempt to draw the $8-million dollars pledged in the first round of GO Bond funding away from the shovel-ready Corinthian Hall project and re-direct it to projects that aren’t even on the drawing board yet."

Developing . . .

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again it begins.
After the promises and commitments as to how money will be spent tricks the low-turnout voters to approve filling the trough yet one more time, the divvying up of the loot takes places as quietly and even secretly as possible.
And if you think re-directing" $8 million is a big deal, please keep in mind this whole thing if over $800 million!
The residents will quickly lose track of and interest in what's going to be going on. They'll just see very little progress fixing streets and sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
But the usual suspects will benefit financially beyond their wildest dreams.
Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

Toy museums in Northeast that no one goes to are not infrastructure. If northeast wants a toy museum they can finance it privately.

Anonymous said...

I'll not say that you are wrong, but my prediction is that 80% of the$800 million bond deal goes for things that government shouldn't be funding.

Hyperblogal said...

My first experience in KC with the Bait and Switch was the roof over the stadiums in the first vote. Looked awesome, practical, and vanished right after the project was approved. Nothing has changed in the intervening years.

Anonymous said...

Ummm....voters voted no on the rolling roof, you fucking retard.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

Question 3 was specifically about funding renovations for the KC Museum, and they are also raising private capitol. It's not a question of *if* the $ should go to the museum, which is managed by the parks department, but *when*

And the museum has been "under renovation" for over a decade now. It's time to get things moving a lot faster because access to KC's history is extremely wanted and lacking right now