Thursday, June 14, 2018

SHAME!!! DESPITE COMMUNITY OUTCRY KANSAS CITY MAYOR & COUNCIL WILL GIVE AWAY MILLIONS FOR CORDISH THREE LIGHT LUXURY APARTMENTS TODAY!!!



12th & Oak Agenda: Mayor & Council will secure $17.5-million worth of KCMO taxpayer funding for a luxury apartment parking garage and work toward an endless array of downtown corporate welfare.

Accordingly . . .

TODAY CITY HALL FUNDS CORDISH WITH MILLIONS WORTH OF SUBSIDY FOR APARTMENTS THAT MOST KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS CAN'T AFFORD!!!

Even the most skillful local consultants blush at the high rents as real-life affordable housing no longer exists within or around the loop.

Nevertheless . . . 

Subsidy for Cordish passed through committee easily as critics fear Four, Five & Six Light on the horizon with help from taxpayers.

A statement from the Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform on this giveaway and more . . .

There is now a city ordinance number, 180447, to grant Cordish Companies 100% abatement for 25 years . . .

We’ll simply have to watch the City once again appropriate good funds that could be used to create newer and better reading programs, job placement programs, mental health access and more for the rest of us.

Not only that, but they have placed an accelerated effective date clause on the ordinance using Section 503 of the City of Kansas City Charter.

This means that the ordinance will go into effect without giving us any more voice to issue.

It’s the equivalent of having your Mom tell you “because I said so” when you asked why you couldn’t stay up late at night and we feel is a blatant misuse of our City’s charter.

You decide . . .

57 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Rents will keep going up forever and create so many jobs and so much prosperity that all of KC will benefit. Someday.

Greater Fool KC said...

Nothing wrong with selling the sizzle. Just don't be the last person caught holding the bill. Best to pass it on quickly.

Anonymous said...

THIS is why overland park ranks higher for millennials.

Anonymous said...

#WorldCup will totally make it all worthwhile. Just wait and see. Some soccer games will boost this town to heights never before seen and KC will be an international destination with 50 million tourists a year and unlimited prosperity. Just wait.

Go4KC said...

I can understand the skepticism and sarcasm from some but we're really talking about building a world class city with this endorsement of more residents for Downtown. Why would anyone want to fight that? The subsidy stings, I know, but it also creates jobs, economic growth and impact far greater than the initial price tag over the long term. Just look at how far Downtown has come, KC has incredible momentum and more living space for ALL people is part of it.

Hyperblogal said...

Maybe by Eight Light a new counsel will have the courage to say, "this deal stinks."

Anonymous said...

7:21 Just look how far every street east of Holmes has fallen. Look at how most areas north of the river are in decline. Little pockets of gentrification at the expense of 95% of the rest of the city is not what makes a city great.

Anonymous said...

^^^ @7:41 nails it. KC is sacrificing the rest of the city for Downtown!

Anonymous said...

@7:41 - I can tell you're making a real argument and that you care about KC.

But the reality is that Downtown is simply growing faster than any part of KC, to lose that momentum, to chase away residents would be a disaster for all of KC. With the revenue created by new resident in Downtown, in the long run we'll have more money to fix streets on Holmes and continue to build more sidewalks in the northland. It's not a question of either/or but both. Driving more job creation for Downtown will have a much better benefit for all of KCMO than sending those residents back to the suburbs or other cities who are encouraging greater downtown vibrancy.

Anonymous said...

You remind me of Baghdad Bob. "All is well, we are winning war."

The only reason that Mayor Bullhorn and his clown revue can get away with the constant grift, giveaway, and incompetence is plain old voter apathy.

Anonymous said...

No. City Hall has proven time and time again that they run the town on behalf of developers. The short sighted tax incentive plan has already given us disasters.

P&L loses millions. The Streetcar's a teachable example of dishonest government and shortsighted planning. And then we have 18th and Vine, where nobody goes and is riddled with corruption and millions in the hole.

That's the fake momentum you're selling.

Tunnel Vision Progressive said...

Now we know where the $4.8 million of the east side tax already collected went and where the kindergarten tax is going.
Do not know what G04KC is drinking this early in the morning but Chris needs to pass it around so the rest of the world can get delusional and believe this bs.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^UGh Huh. And what are YOU prepared to do about it? Huh? Don't tell me this is it. Don't tell me you're just running your mouth without a concrete action plan to stop this from happening? I mean, that would be just the biggest waste of time. Running your mouth and offering no solution? Let's go chump, let's hear it.....(crickets). Thought so.

Anonymous said...

Subsidies for new downtown developments are not bringing JoCo residents to downtown. If anything residents from some other area of KC will move into subsidized downtown areas thereby furthering the decline of the areas they vacated. So apartment complexes they vacate decline in value and pay less taxes. So you have a decline in taxes on the one hand and a new development paying no taxes on the other.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Blah blah blah. You talk too much and say nothing!

Anonymous said...

Celebrate!!!! See you guys at the Three Light groundbreaking!!!

Anonymous said...

Concrete action plans are supposed to be the job of our leadership. Raising concerns is the business of good citizenship.

Go bad to bed Mayor Bullhorn. No one expects anything but bullshit from you today anyway. ;)

Anonymous said...

^^but what are you doing with your concerns? Are you dumb enough to think that raising them here is doing a fucking thing? God, stupid people annoy me.

Anonymous said...

Triggering you, apparently. Then again, since your only activity in life is being a blog troll, it probably doesn't take much.

Anonymous said...

^^Says the pot to the kettle.

Anonymous said...

All three will be inner city John Knoxs Village properties in 10 years. Only the last of the pension babies will be able to afford them. The younger people with that type of income will want yards and picket fences.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Meanwhile a few blocks away thousands of residents live in squalor and crime ridden streets but let’s spend tax money to build buildings the poor could never hope to live in
And since when is it the job of city hall to use tax money to create jobs?

Anonymous said...

Chris, When are you building that wall around downtown so us poor people can’t come in and beg for food?

This is starting to remind of the hunger games.

Anonymous said...

^^Yes...and there is poverty all across this country & the world over, people living in shanties and on the streets and yet I've never heard you utter word one for them. Oh that's right..you don't really give a fuck.

Anonymous said...

Not one bit.... for your ass, nope, not one bit.

You already have the government paying for your food and housing.

Anonymous said...

No worries we gave 500,000 in ot to the former police chief.
Killa city has money to burn.

Anonymous said...

Yes we do. So what? What are you prepared to do about it? Oh, that's right..you're going to say "killa shitty" a million times every day. Hahahahahaha. Stupid fucking Rainman.

Anonymous said...

I predict in 20 years they'll be tearing down all of the Light properties, on par with the tearing down of Sabrina Green in Chicago, and Igoe-Pruit in St. Louis. Seemingly good ideas gone bad.

Anonymous said...

@9:52 What are you prepared to do about it? And whatever you do, don't kiss your grandmother with that mouth.

Anonymous said...

All the troll comments are Chris Hernandez and he’s doing this on city time and with city equipment, I can’t believe you’ve sunk this low

Anonymous said...

All the dumb, wrong, plain stupid & uninformed comments are stupid dave & chuck. They're doing it on their own time because neither have jobs.

Anonymous said...

Don’t worry, we have world class streets, bridges and sewers, that alone, wait, what? They’ve completely fallen apart? Nevermind

Retro ROCKER said...

The want a be actors In Los Angeles And NY pack five or more in a apartment, to pay the rent. There is a market for The Light apartments now But will there in the Future .Interest rates are going up and debt are on the rise .Business will be laying off .They can't afford to pay Eighty-five Thousand dollars a year. The lay off and pay there Bank loans first.

Anonymous said...

10:20 quit blaming everybody else for your stupid comments Chris, we all know it’s you, we can tell by your arrogance “you can’t stop me I’m Chris Hernandez I’m bullet proof because sLIE has my back” bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Ugh.^^^ That was a mess of unintelligible bullshit.

Anonymous said...


GO4KC @7:21 The point of this is going right over your head, or you are part of the corruption in K.C.

Get it through your head, it is not for the tax payers to support this, It should be payed for by the developer.

Anonymous said...

^^Get it through your head. You're doing nothing about it! You're just running your mouth! Big deal. Grow a set of balls and actually do SOME FUCKING THING ABOUT IT or shut up! Can you comprehend that dummy?

Anonymous said...

I don't mind these tax breaks...rising tide, etc. I live in KC but not downtown and I do support them building stuff like this. I remember well how shitty downtown was during the 80s, 90s, and early part of the 2000s. It was bad for the city all around. I do believe downtown revitalization will take decades but it's already turned in a positive direction. We're seeing a new generation who doesn't know a KC without the power and light district, whereas most of us see it as this new thing that's like an imitation party scene, it's been 10 years and kids who were elementary school are now old enough to go out drinking and see places like Shark Bar or whatever as legitimate. Anyway, it's not nearly as bad or dramatic as you all think. I do believe the airport and streetcar ordeal is a whole different animal though

Anonymous said...

Chris, Get it through your head. You're doing nothing about it! You're just running your mouth! Big deal. Grow a set of balls and actually do SOME FUCKING THING ABOUT IT or shut up! Can you comprehend that dummy?

Anonymous said...

Come on Tony, started deleting these trolls and their lame hateful comments. All the do is make us who like to comment look stupid for even trying to say something constructive or to make our voices heard and they make you look even more like a joke for allowing said crap to take place. I get the Free Speech part but continuous personal attacks on people based on nothing but hate isn’t Free Speech. That or do away with anonymous posting and this will all go away.

Anonymous said...

It does not create jobs it creates debt, perpetuates poverty, destroys Our libraries, hurts the blind deaf and mentally handicapped.

Anonymous said...

@11:53AM-Get off this blog you candy bitch. You don't have the balls for it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^I see what 11:53 means

Anonymous said...

11:53 Chris again?

Anonymous said...

^^No that was your mother, and she was talking to you.

Anonymous said...

So, Chris, when will downtown reach that tipping point that will allow it to thrive without subsidies?

Crossroads, after all pulled itself together in the 1990s not only without subsidies but with interference and massive property tax increases. Of course the folks who were involved in the Crossroads were individual property owners who did not have deep pockets to line those of city council.

But when is the tipping point, Chris?

Anonymous said...

^^^ I don't know! Quit asking me! I have a fucking life, you don't! Go find something better to do with your limited time! Go read a book! Jesus Christ, this blog is full of little bitches!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen all the streets shut down from the flooding? That is Sly James Legacy.

Anonymous said...

And you're the littlest one. Every post, every day. Take your own advice. But you won't. :)

MKCA said...

Glad to see people are paying attention to this issue. The City is being looted right and left but voters are being shut out of the discussion. Sad.

Anonymous said...

^^they're being shut out because we don't talk to animals expecting a reply do we?

Anonymous said...

BETTER INCLUDE PUBLIC PARKING.

Anonymous said...

^^all caps typing is the hallmark of retardation.

Jabroni said...

it's gutfest at KC, just business picking over the carcass and paid troll to attack everyone who speaks up otherwise.

Anonymous said...

^^^Are you a retard? That was a bunch of incoherent shit. Try again.

Anonymous said...

1:16: If you're GO4KC (aka Chris), you need to figure out when the tipping point will be. As for reading "a book," I'd be willing to bet I've read more books than you this week, and none of them were about sticking it to taxpayers to subsidize social climbers.

Anonymous said...

is difficult to believe anyone will actually live in these investments, so there will be plenty of public parking,