Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Corporate Welfare Stays Winning?!?!

Newspaper biz section runs hype and ignores the death of local Democracy by way of TDD secret ballot and multi-step rigged election . . .

This TKC Reader Seyz: "Apartments, hotel, bars, tax subsidies, etc. This type of economic development would have happed without wasting all that money on a trolley. Where are the businesses moving in with the good jobs? Where the retail merchants that were are suppose to move into all those empty store fronts?

"Let’s get rid of the subsidies and start charging the tourist for their streetcar rides."

Read more:

Kansas City's streetcar line lures developers - and gives them headaches

The very thing that is luring developers to downtown Kansas City - the new streetcar line on Main Street - also is presenting construction and architectural challenges. Unlike many building projects around the metro area, builders can't close off street curb lanes during construction.



11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The traditional brick and mortar stores are dead. Warren Buffet has dumped all of his stock in retail including Walmart.

Anonymous said...

Streetcars are dead too, they have been replaced by buses.

Anonymous said...

KCMO has the only free streetcar in the US. I guess this is why our taxes are so low'!

Anonymous said...

Cerner and Garmin don't appear to be opening new offices with good paying jobs in the trolley district?

Anonymous said...

The streetcar does lure developers - the ones looking for handouts from the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

This is like double taxation. We are taxed to pay for the streetcar to bring developers in and then we give tax breaks to the developers when they arrive. This is crazy!

Anonymous said...

Yet, more and more businesses are being constructed on the line with ABSOLUTELY zero tax incentives.

Meanwhile, the northland and Joao are pouring money into subsidized costcos and convention hotels and strip malls. Odd...

Anonymous said...

Nail on head 12:01pm

Anonymous said...

12:46 Name 5. heck name 3.

Anonymous said...

12:46 Didn't think so. LIAR

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Ka-ching. Clunk.