Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY COALITION: LOCAL BIG BIZ EVADES INCENTIVE LIMITS!!!



Corporate rule of City Hall is at the crux of this statement calling out developers and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and politicos who refuse to uphold local laws.

Here's the the word and another fight looming this Summer . . .

This group "plans to work together to educate the public on the use and misuse of development incentives and to share best practices for public policy and political strategy, including taking their shared vision to the Missouri legislature.

"The Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform (CKCED) is an alliance of community organizations (AFT, Black Agenda, MORE2, NAACP, and Urban Summit), along with Kansas City Public School parents working to improve economic development by making sure that city leaders target incentives toward truly distressed areas of the city and by promoting civic stewardship of voter approved public resources through awareness campaigns.

"The Coalition recently worked with members of the City Council to pass a new ordinance which caps the rate of incentives at 75%. CKCED spokesperson Jan Parks cautions that “the ordinance has now been in effect for seven months, but the developers and EDC have been circumventing the ordinance and as a result, the ordinance does not have the desired impact."

Read their statement in full.

Developing . . .

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the blacks are getting kinda upity. The Chamber of Commerce boys might have to throw them a few more bones.

Northlander said...

So that means the New Hotel will lose 25% of the TIF money ?

Anonymous said...

I heard there was less development, period. This cap helped stop developers from looking as much at KC. Word has it that the Planning and Zoning Committee at City Hall has skipped several meetings because there is nothing on the docket.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the Port Authority has been busy...