Monday, February 19, 2018

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY PARKING CRACKDOWN THREATENS MASSIVE INCREASE IN FINES & LEGAL TROUBLE!!!



Thanks to KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS, our blog community was FIRST to break news of City Hall contracting with private companies to increase parking enforcement in and around the Downtown Kansas City loop.

And then, we offered a glimpse of the legislation already approved and underway.

Now . . .

TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN OF A KANSAS CITY PARKING CRISIS THAT WILL COST DOWNTOWN VISITORS BIG BUCKS AND PRESENT VERY REAL LEGAL CHALLENGES FOR THOSE WHO IGNORE FINES!!!

First and foremost . . .

Metro drivers must be on notice: Tickets from private companies are REAL and carry the same kind of fines as those issued by police i.e. you'll go to jail if you don't pay them.

Expect legal challenges on this topic but City Hall has already cleared cash for legal defense of this issue as City Hall depends on collecting greater fees amid toughening economic times.



Here's the kicker . . .

THE PRICE OF KANSAS CITY PARKING TICKETS IS SOON TO SKYROCKET THANKS TO THE PRIVATE COMPANY CRACKDOWN!!!

As always, it's safer just to read the fine print and make sure a parking spot is legal . . . But people are often in a rush when the park downtown. And so, higher fees and companies that offer even worse customer service than City Hall will be carte blanche when it comes to this crackdown. Like it or not: There is very little chance of appeal or reprieve from a private company crackdown when they make their determination on an alleged infraction.

And so . . . This crackdown slated for Spring/Summer is just another factor driving up the Downtown KCMO cost of living which continues to spiral out of control.



Developing . . .

62 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the streetcar fines. Those were an invasion of privacy. It looks like KCMO didn't learn its lesson and will have to pay for it again.

Go4KC said...

^^^ Actually, no the parking fines are totally legal and something that other cities do all the time.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason to avoid a visit to KCMO or the crossroads. Overrated and expensive!

Jameson said...

I think when they see how much business they are going to chase away, City Hall might reverse course on this. I know we want to keep vehicles away from the streetcar line but overall this is going to make those precious JoCo dollars turn away quickly. A big mistake. I know KCMO claims there will be some restaint here but those attendants are almost paid on commission and they do have quotas. They will be making big bucks for their companies and the city. Thanks for the warning, T.

Anonymous said...

KCMO - The best government money can buy.

Anonymous said...

I would posit that most Kansas City drivers don't know how to read various 'no parking' and limited parking street signs -- esp those from JoCo and Missouri suburbs.

I mean, they never got tickets in Olathe or Blue Springs, no matter where they parked. Why would downtown KC be any different. Seriously, this is a mindset I've heard many times.

Anonymous said...

Kcmo needs all the money they can get. But have $ 512,000 for bike lanes on Armour Blvd starting in April / May

Anonymous said...

it's not right to turn over legal enforcement powers to private companies.

Anonymous said...

Think red-light cameras with timing designed to entrap motorists.

Anonymous said...

LIKE IT OR NOT

I guess repeal the parking laws if you shit your pants over their proper enforcement.

Anonymous said...

really dirty trick on KC voters here. We need more police, not meter maids. This is just taxation on drivers. Plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

this will breed distrust of kcmo government, as if they needed that.

Anonymous said...

7:44 +100, unfortunately.

The city is killing the goose... .

Anonymous said...

OH GEE 7:43, that makes it A OK !

Anonymous said...

Nothing new here, cities all over the country are turning to tickets for profits. Some are using private attorneys to prosecute then they bill citizens for their legal fees if they contest a ticket. Good news is when these scams are contested cities lose in court and end up paying huge settlements.

Anonymous said...

red-light camera redux.

Anonymous said...

If a city can't manage its own parking and traffic law enforcement, what can it manage?

Anonymous said...

There are all kinds of activities cities should be privatizing. Law enforcement is not one of them. Certainly not when the private company earnings are contingent on writing tickets.

We have enough corruption in public law enforcement when assets are seized for profit.

Anonymous said...

If you think private parking fines are a bitch you should check out the state of Maryland where mall cops can not only issue tickets, but investigate crimes and refer cases for prosecution. Another decade and the cops wont have to do anything except give people a lot of shit. Your bureaucratic tax dollars at work! Cops bitched and moaned until everyone got alarms and then they bitched and moaned because they actually worked. Now they force businesses to have cameras. Pretty soon they will be fucking worthless for much of anything except being fund raisers for the cities. I can't wait for Cop Scout cookies to come along.

Anonymous said...

The reason I don't go downtown. An event at Bartle Hall can cost upwards of $50 so people can sell you stuff. I an park at a baseball game cheaper than some lots downtown.

Anonymous said...

This is for the elitist. This is all designed to keep the low life’s out of downtown, the poor people and especially the coloreds don’t have money to spend so in sLIE’s mind his downtown is safer

Anonymous said...

Downtown: A place none of you pants-shitting goons has ever been. You are not welcome there. Don’t speak of what you don’t know!

Anonymous said...

Look, let's get the facts straight. Maybe these contractors can write you a ticket but you are not going to jail. First the jail wouldn't know you were there. Second this is to pay for the "FREE" streetcar. Some people would just pay the ticket, money in the bank. Some people would ignore the ticket, like 90% do now, so not out anything. Some people get indignant and fight the ticket, dismissed, lose money.
It's a gamble on KCMO's part that they pocket some money towards the streetcar debt.

Has anyone checked to find out where the money for the "FREE" streetcar comes from?

Anonymous said...

Wrong dummy. Add yourself a long list of people who didn't pay their parking tickets and heard Hocus Pocus 12th and Locust

Anonymous said...

Downtown: A place where queers go to meet other queers. Then they hookup and buttfuck each other and suck each other. All faggots are welcome. It’s a shithole most normal people avoid.

Anonymous said...

9:44 your a complete idiot that knows nothing, downtown will end up a ghost town like it always has been, it may take ten years but it will sit empty once again like it did for decades before this. It’s just one big cycle that just happens to be on the top notch right now. No amount of free money can save it so get your bags packed sonny boy, your time is nearing an end. Cycle of life sonny boy, cycle of life

Anonymous said...

9:36: True. I used to go to the Home Show at Bartle Hall (for more than 20 years). Now I go to the ones in Overland Park. The last one I went to at Bartle Hall was a shadow of its former self. I suppose a lot of people are going to where they have a place to park free.

Anonymous said...

if red-light cameras were outlawed by the courts, won't parking ticket privateers be subject to similar legal vulnerability?

Anonymous said...

The corporations profiting from writing tickets will rig oarking just like they did the stoplight cameras: confusing signs, broken payment meters, etc., etc. Fines will be disproportianately high. Legal due process will be thwarted.

A year later, courts will nix the scheme.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason NOT to go downtown.

Retro ROCKER said...

You go downtown and pay thirty dollars for hamburger and drinks and a forty dollar parking ticket or a three hundred dollar tow,

Anonymous said...

I have lost count of the reasons I stay away from downtown and Jacked County, one more just reseals the deal.

Anonymous said...

Meh. What's $50 - $100 for a good parking spot? Some people pay thousands of dollars a month for a parking space in bigger cities. I don't see the big deal. Especially when downtown is booming. I mean, what would you honestly rather do? Go downtown for the actual night life or go to some over 40 singles bar in Overland Park?

Anonymous said...

"Downtown for the nightlife".
Downtown KCMO?
Nightlife?
Hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^+1,000!

Anonymous said...

1:00 now that’s funny right there! Night life downtown! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

will inebriation be an acceptable excuse for a parking violation?

Anonymous said...

By the way, what corporation will be raking in the profits?

Anonymous said...

I was wondering, if the nightlife is so great why does the city have to pay $15 million dollars a year to keep it open?

Anonymous said...

Dpoken like a geriatric shut-in who posts on blogs all day instead of having a life

Anonymous said...

Another geezer who hasn’t been outside in decades

Anonymous said...

Well maybe if you got out of the house every now and then, you could see for yourself instead of listening to another bunch of geriatrics talk about a place they’ve never been!

Anonymous said...

Oh please don’t ever come down there. Stay right where you are you geriatric fucktard. You would crush any groove. Stay at the old folks home and sleep. It’s better there, they have tapioca and Matlock. Downtown is far too dangerous!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please stay far the fuck away! It’s too good a time right now, and we don’t need you coming down and fucking shit up!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^My God retard, when was the last time you ever went anywhere? $30 for a hamburger? Jesus, are you 70 or just fucking really stupid?

Anonymous said...

The last six commenters are fags who suck all night long so please keep you cum stained ass’s downtown and leave the real world alone

Anonymous said...

^Sez the snowflake buttboi who is here constantly with his goofy gramps hateration, poopy pants OCD, paranoid of the Rooskie bots, crybabying about whiteys with legal rifles while ignoring the blackies with stolen handguns, Trump trashing frequently with only buttlicking on Barry, and all around idjit iterations that waste blog space.

Anonymous said...

^^^^The previous six comments were obviously made by the same person, most likely trolley boy who is opposed to cars in general and certainly downtown. And as for the rest of your comment, well I don't know about the all night long part, but the rest sounds plausible.

Anonymous said...

^^^Make that the previous six comments plus 2:50.

Anonymous said...

Russian Bathouse bot. It’s always on here.

Anonymous said...

1:42 Slugged the shit out of the snowflake who's hiding in his BathHouse safespace. Yeah, that BathHouse buttboi is the actual shut-in. He loves living on his knees gobbling buttboiz goop and munching buttboiz poopchutes.

Anonymous said...

The Streetcar taxing district vote by the Council of 10-2 shows how totally corrupt this council is. The voting for the Taxing District was a total sham. I hope the State steps in to require a new vote by those in this taxing district.
I was once a democrat until I moved to KCMO and saw how this city operates...

Anonymous said...

Do the city council people know about parking ticket profiteers coming in?

Wouldn't seem like a way to appeal to constituents.

Anonymous said...

If all the queers moved out of downtown, there would be a huge surplus of parking.

To Hell With Downtown said...

But, but Glazer said he was going to go and save the P&L area by moving something down there. Boy talk about a fucking has been. Wait who am I kidding he never was a somebody just a rat snitch convict. You know if Glazer moves into an area if it isn't already a shit place it will be soon.

So paying big money to park to see his shit I will tell is for damn sure not in my future.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying fags don’t have the right to be downtown? They have every right to go anywhere they want.

Anonymous said...

Fags don't have any rights at all. There is nothing in the Constitution anointing homos a protected class. This stupidity has only came about since the Advent of Supreme Court judges funded by George Soros.

It has to be giving away free money downtown to make it worth driving down there putting up with the dregs of society and paying ridiculous prices for everything including parking.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Angry because he can't even get a blow job.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ not sure I would want one from down there

Anonymous said...

How about just giving tickets to Cars with Joco plates?

Anonymous said...

That would sure get a lot of the faggots at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I live in the burbs. Already decided how I will cope with the City Hall mob turning all of City Market district into pay parking. I just won't go there anymore, even though it was the last thing in KCMO I still thought was fun. Farmer's markets? We got a bunch of them in my own neighborhood.