Sunday, February 18, 2018

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CONSIDERS $600K EMERGENCY ORDINANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN AMID KCPD BUDGET CRUNCH!!!



Kansas City copes with rising interest rates and a weakening economy during this latest round of budget talks wherein resources for the KCPD have been a source of contention.

However . . .

A NEW EMERGENCY ORDINANCE SEEKS $600K FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN WHILST THE KCPD BICKERS WITH MAYOR SLY OVER MONEY FOR A FEW MORE POLICE DISPATCHERS!!!

Remember . . .

At the last Police Board meeting Mayor Sly scolded one of his colleagues in open session about funding requests for dispatchers despite the fact that Kansas City 911 hold times are double the national standard.

Here's a look at the cash request sponsored by Northland Council Lady Heather Hall that has otherwise good intentions in the midst of a local money crunch.



Ordinance #180123: Authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Kansas City Police Officers Memorial Foundation for the funding, construction and maintenance of the Law Enforcement Memorial on City owned property in recognition of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty; directing the City Manager to set aside $600,000.00 of in-district PIAC funds over a period of two years into a separate account for the Memorial; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

Accordingly . . .



Here are a few things to consider as we do our best to be agnostic on this subject and simply report the facts of the situation:

- Authorities have been pressing for a fountain memorial for quite some time and the sign of support for law enforcement would be an important display of community outreach. Credit to Council Lady Hall for finally getting this effort on track as hundreds of KCPD denizens have requested as much for years and have dedicated personal funds to the project.

- The cash is a drop in the bucket BUT an upcoming sales tax vote will inspire PIAC decisions to be scrutinized far more closely.

- Like it or not, there are local opponents of law enforcement memorial given that this effort has consistently been pushed to the back-burner by special interests who believed law enforcement should wait for the honor.

And so . . .

DO YOU THINK KANSAS CITY LAW ENFORCEMENT DESERVES FOUNTAIN TRIBUTE OR SHOULD CITY HALL SPEND THE CASH ON MORE KCPD DISPATCHERS???

In order to keep the public quiet, politicos often tell voters that most of the funds are "locked in" and there's very little room to debate spending priorities.

In this instance, every penny counts and we offer this post only because voters are often kept out of the loop on choices ranging from fountains to public safety.

You decide . . .

39 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does it have to be one or the other?

yes on the fountain.

yes for more dispatchers.

KC needs to support police and stop spending money on developers.

Anonymous said...

This why you need to vote NO on renewing the 1 cent sales tax that funds PIAC. Are your roads world class?

Anonymous said...

voting NO because I don't want to give downtown real estate schemes any more money. NONE of that cash is ever spent in my neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

City Council just approved $ 512,000 for bike lanes on , Armour Blvd from Broadway to Paseo. WTF

Anonymous said...

Spend the money on the living police and citizens.

Anonymous said...

How about KCPD show us some results for all the money we keep pouring into the police department.
IF kcpd were a business it would be out of business based on performance.

Anonymous said...

KCPD is a waste of Tax money.

Anonymous said...

That is nice, but how about they spend that money for new police vehicles for patrol. The budget for those was moved for the completion of the shiny new crime lab. The fleet for patrol officers is in sad shape.

Anonymous said...

Spending money on a memorial with an out of control murder rate shows why KCMO is in so much financial trouble.
This city is run by idiots!

Anonymous said...

More dispatchers not more memorials, what’s wrong with all the ones they already have?

Anonymous said...

What the fuck is wrong with this screwed up little shit town?

Anonymous said...

Dispatchers now!

Anonymous said...

Dispatchers now!

Anonymous said...

You reside here dummy. That’s the problem!

Anonymous said...

Do we have separate dispatchers for police and for fire? I hope not.

Anonymous said...

The police dept is a bunch of crooks, see forte as an example

Anonymous said...

Coon sLIE is ruining the city and police dept with his ghetto ass b.s.

Super Dave said...

This is a feel good measure by Sly after he royally fucked not only the taxpayers but KCPD as well. Just more poor choices of spending taxpayer dollars while avoiding the real needs and issues.

Hyperblogal said...

Yes on the fountain, but not now. Building a fountain for police and denying the funding for more dispatchers at the same time is borderline criminal.

Anonymous said...

Why do they need another memorial? Just asking

Anonymous said...

They could do what KCFD did and get donations for their little fountain. Why do they expect the citizens to pay for it? Definitely not the time for this unless they can get private donations. I support the police so it’s not about being a hater

Anonymous said...

Is there some Blogger Law on Planet Botello that says you have to start every other paragraph with "Like it or not?"

It's fucking ridiculous. Of course we'll "like it or not."

A better thing to say might be something along the lines of "shit your PANTS over over this or STAY DRY."

Anonymous said...

We should all vote for Trump again in 2020 for he is a great president #MAGA #lockherup

Anonymous said...

Oh land of stupid people. Even if you stopped the fountain today the 600,000 cannot go to the P.D. That is simply not how the funding or budget process works. Thanks for a fine half ass story.

Anonymous said...

#lockherup!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh idiot of stupid things, nobody said they would get the money

Anonymous said...

So then, what is the point of this story, oh ignorant one?

Anonymous said...

Stop funding 18th & Vine, paying hacks 6-figures to "develop" the area. Cop's can't tap donations like the KCFD. Cop's aren't allowed to associate with those people.

Anonymous said...

KCPD is worse than TV preachers always needing more money.
More money and no miracles.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn’t this money be going to the Jazz District?

Anonymous said...

Not another dime for KCPD unless they start showing some results. More hood rats shot and more arrested.

Anonymous said...

2:10 So then, what is the point of this comment, oh ignorant one?

Anonymous said...

4:10 you are correct sir!

Anonymous said...

The citizens of killa city need a memorial because of the worthless cops, mayor and city council, having to put up with these worthless cocksuckers is killing all of us

Anonymous said...

Just you....and you deserve it.

Polar Bear said...

Bike lanes on Armour.....now that's some funny shit. That will be a live fire shooting gallery. Brilliant Killa City politics there. Fucking morons.

Anonymous said...

^^^Speaking of fucking morons, how have you been?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Life is good! Trump gave me a raise and I’m getting over ten grand back on my taxes! My 401 has never grown so fast! So, how’s it going with you moron?

Anonymous said...

This is why we need that earnings tax folks!