Friday, July 07, 2017

Kansas City Jazz Bad Check Conversation

Luckily, City Hall is offering MILLIONS more worth of funding for the 18th & Vine district in addition to the more than 100 MILLION since the 90s that still hasn't achieved a sustainable entertainment district. You decide:

Jazz Museum leader discusses finance issues at the American Jazz Festival

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, director of the American Jazz Museum, talks about the finances and logistics issues that occurred during the first jazz festival.

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Shocker, negroes who can't pay their bills...

Anonymous said...

the bottom line is we should have never pumped money into this losing proposition over and over an over again. So the solution is pump more money into it. Jesus!!!

Anonymous said...

Our elected public officials have an obligation to the taxpayers in overseeing the expenditures ... for the protection of properties and persons, not entertainment purposes.

Anonymous said...

Typical liberal urban Democrat!

Let's splurge and hold a big blowout Jazz party, demonstrating to the world that we're somebody important! But....but...we don't have the money for a big extravagant party to impress the world. What should we do?

Liberal Democrat answer: Go ahead and spend the money that you don't have, and worry about the consequences later. We'll probably get bailed out anyway!

Anyone fired over this ILLEGAL fiasco yet?

Anonymous said...

I"m shocked that somehow her NAILS or her Navigator didn't get in the picture, because clearly, a good portion of our tax money pays for this 'fashion statement.' Absolutely nothing else goes on during a typical 'workday' down there. Just grifters shuffling off to their lunch dates or nail appointments. NOTHING THERE IS DONE FOR THE BENEFIT OF JAZZ OR KANSAS CITY!!!

Fire EVERYBODY who is currently holding some 'position' in the endless hole we call "The Jazz District," shut it all down and board it up. Soon thereafter, we'll have the CASH to fix our 100 yr old water pipes and sidewalks, no?

Oh, I forgot to mention that we have to elect a mayor that isn't a thug and a crook sleeping with Dunn & B&M. Maybe we should do that next.

No city in the midwest shoots itself in the foot like Kansas City does. We deserve FLYOVER status.

Anonymous said...

^^^+1 I was thinking the same thing about her "fashion statement" lmao!!!

Anonymous said...

A community leader with NO sense of responsibility for what she says she can do. When she fails it is the weather or some other excuse. Not paying the bills has nothing to do with any possible excuse. If you contract for services and you get the services then PAY YOUR BILLS, quit acting like you were not involved. Quit trying to evade your responsibility. Fire this woman and get some one with honesty as a personal quality.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately she's just the latest in a very long string of incompetent "managers" at 18th and Vine, who mostly fought among themselves and spent time looking out financially for family and friends instead of even trying to run the place.
The time for first impressions there is long past, and its reputation among prospective visitors as well as performers for these kinds of events has been in the toilet for a long time.
But there'll be yet another "director", more millions poured into the area, most of which will disappear into thin air, and more events like this into which the taxpayers will dump hundreds of thousands of dollars.
No results.
No accountability.
No consequences.
It never ends.

Anonymous said...

There is no amount of money that will make up for the 10,000 years of oppression. Pay up and smile when you do it.

Anonymous said...

Where the fuck did you get that figure, 10,000 years?
Pretty good acid, eh?

Anonymous said...

When you have a culture that believes everyone else works so they can get a handout you don't erase that mindset by elevating the boons. They just see a bigger pie to mooch from. Strategies that make their existence viable do not include them actually doing something constructive in any positive sense.

Anonymous said...

Every outdoor event promoter knows you must factor in the possibility of poor weather conditions and still have a system for getting the talent paid. A few years ago, PV Jazz festival was a weather disaster. The talent still got paid!!!

Do not give these people anymore money or bailouts. They have turned what could have become a world class jazz district into a vehicle to enrich their equally incompetent friends and family. When are KC taxpayers going to fight back?