Saturday, September 23, 2017

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR REFUSES TO STOP FOR QUESTION 1 VOTER ROADBLOCK!!!



Right now, let's take a look at the Kansas City toy train blowing off the outcome of a recent Kansas City election.

Checkit:

- Question 1 was approved by voters and mandated CITYWIDE approvalfor future streetcar construction in the future.

- Kansas City tax fighters are suing EVERYONE to uphold their election win and the streetcar railroading voters.

- Some KICK-ASS KC INSIDERS remind us that Prez Trump is unlikely to support the KC Streetcar whatsoever and so many grand plans for the future will unlikely afford federal funding that's mandated.

Still . . .

DESPITE ELECTION PUSH BACK AND LAWSUITS . . . THE KANSAS CITY STREETCAR MOVES FORWARD!!!

Here's the latest update that supporters put on blast that ABSOLUTELY IGNORES the Question 1 vote.

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, beginning at 9:00 am, in the City Council Dining Room on the 8th Floor of Kansas City City Hall, 414 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

AGENDA

A. Call to Order.
B. Acknowledgement of Replacement of Director
C. Consideration of a Resolution approving minutes from the Board of Director’s last meeting held April 13, 2017 (Resolution No. 2017-6).
D. Consideration of a Resolution electing a chairman and appointing a vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer and executive director as the officers of the District (Resolution No. 2017-7).
E. Financial Update.
F. Consideration of Resolution Setting Special Assessment Rates for 2017 Assessment Year, and approving Special Assessment Roll (Resolution No. 2017-8).
G. Consideration of Resolution Setting Surface Parking Assessment Rate for 2017 Assessment Year, and approving 2017 Surface Parking Assessment Roll (with discussion of staff recommendation regarding requests for qualification as exempt from assessment) (Resolution No. 2017-9).
H. Consideration of a Resolution approving a proposed annual budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019 (Resolution No. 2017-10).
I. Other Business.
J. Adjournment.
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Developing . . .

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Elections have consequences, just not in Kansas City.

Jonsie said...

To be fair, remember that the streetcar election won before that. The question is really about timing and standing.

Sadly, looks like another item that will have to go before a judge.

Anonymous said...

Creation of these special districts and agencies is nothing more than then having opportunities for decisions about tax money or development "incentives" to take place out of public view and accountability for the benefit of insiders and small special-interest advocates, as is the case for the "Streetcar Authority". These opportunities are created by the state legislature and are quickly expanded and even abused, as is the case of the TDD statute.
KCMO is full of these extra-governmental operations like PortKC, the Industrial Expansion Authority, and all the rest where tax dollars that could flow into the general fund and used for actual city services are diverted for grandiose projects, fads, or well-paying jobs for selected insiders, family, and friends.
Legally these agencies and this election may be beyond the reach of most KCMO residents and voters and they should be unhappy about it.

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Ignore the voters. Lawsuit. Clunk.

Super Dave said...

Looks to me like they sure do a lot of resolutioning for something the voters don't want going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Is there federal money for transportation and infrastructure projects to be given out? Yes. Is the priority rebuilding and repairing hurricane and flood damaged roadsa nd bridges in Texas and Florida or expanding a toy train tourist ride in Kansas City? You decide.Or rather, trump will decide for you all.

Anonymous said...

Wanna go from downtown to the Plaza? Take the MAX.

Anonymous said...

Not hip and trendy enough.

Huck Finn said...

7:53. Thanks for insight. How does the Port Authority operate such that Mike Burke was able to pull $4,000,000 out of it. Our Missouri River commerce is near non-existent. Berkeley Park is finally moving. Buried toxic waste has been ignored.

Anonymous said...

I heard that there was a double shooting in Westport last night. Can anyone confirm this incident?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Yes, check the top post.

Real KC said...

Streetcar doesn't care about voters, they just care about contracts.

agentzero said...

Only two of four units running this busy weekend

agentzero said...

Long delays, one unit mysteriously lost power

Anonymous said...

Did not see anything about a discussion about starting to collecting fares for this tourist attraction. But they want to raise the special assessments. This madness must be stopped.

Anonymous said...

7:53 am - you are so right. There must be dozens of these special agencies. I wonder if anyone has a comprehensive list. BTW- PortKC is the absolute worse!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, you guys are funny. You seem to be able to read, but can you comprehend?? This is a meeting of the DOWNTOWN Streetcar TDD. Has zero to do with any extension. BREAKING NEWS....Oh wait...nevermind

Anonymous said...

^^^ It's all the same ball of poop. All the same scheme. Sorry, you're not as smart as you think.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Are you referring to this blog? If so, then I agree, all the same ball of poop.

Anonymous said...

Black Tires Matter

Anonymous said...

maybe it's being too much of a purist, but i support the streetcar and the hotel but not the skullduggery on the streetcar vote or the lack of transparency on the hotel.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that Cascone's in River Market will love when the damn noisy and parking problem toot toot streetcar stops invading their front entrance.

agentzero said...

Streetcar extension already obsolete.

Bad hombre said...

^^^ 100% correct.

Anonymous said...

Next they will be dressing up like street cars and running up and down the street.