TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY PREPARES TO ENTER INTO AN EXPENSIVE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT COSTING MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION BUCKS FOR THE JAZZ MUSEUM IN THE BELEAGUERED 18TH AND VINE DISTRICT!!!



Once again the most AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS catch City Hall throwing away good money after bad . . .

To wit . . .

TKC TIPSTERS AND CITY HALL DENIZENS CRY FOUL OVER EVEN MORE CASH THROWN THE WAY OF THE MONEY LOSING 18TH AND VINE DISTRICT!!!

Watch the way this eco-devo disaster works out . . .

Ordinance #120534

"Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Management Agreement with the American Jazz Museum, in the amount of $647,363.00, from the American Jazz Museum account, for management and operations of the 18th and Vine Project."

To date, this bit if eco-devo has been a money losing disaster that has yielded little revenue for Kansas City and continually keeps asking for more cash. Kansas City's jazz culture is great but this price might sound too rich for so many local taxpayers from a project that hits a sour note when it comes to paying its own way.

Comments

  1. They should raise admission prices for the allstar game.

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  2. Just remember this November whose stillborn brainchild the Satan sandwich known as 18th and Vine/ Jazz District was.

    Hint: $145,000 Plastic Sax.

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  3. Yet another taxpayer expense that should no longer be allowed!

    Another case where if no one gives a shit because they don't go over to enjoy the jazz, why bother?


    Why bother to achieve some jazz greatness when no one gives a shit at this point??

    Sorry that today's black young people don't respect their heritage?

    Maybe it's about that single mom thing that's only about getting federal aid for fatherless babies?

    Maybe the government needs to quit paying black mommies for pumping out little suckers who end up going to prison because they've been taught no morality!!

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  4. Screw handing management contracts out. Sell the damn thing and let then run it without milking the taxpayers

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  5. Paying anything for "management" at the 18th and Vine District is an oxymoron and a total waste.
    There's lots of name-calling and infighting as usual, but not a bit of management as far as the eye can see.
    Funders of this kinds of stuff, including the city, could actually HELP some of these folks do a better job by demanding some performance, results, and accountability, but then they'd be called names and told that incompetence deserves to be funded too. So tax money keeps right on flowing to folks who don't have the ability or expertise to run so much as a one-car garage.
    Citadel Plaza, here we come AGAIN!

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  6. I worked for a company that did some of the engineering during construction here. This place is such a waste it boggles the mind. This is our "bridge to nowhere" except it was actually built. They are going to pimp the hell out of this place during the All-Star Game and once tourists get there (hopefully they don't get lost and end up carjacked) they are going to laugh. If any of them can remember any scenes from the movie "Kansas City" they will recognize the fake store fronts that are STILL there for fuck sakes. Aside from Bryants a couple blocks away there isn't anything to eat except the McDonalds on Prospect and lets hope they don't go there to sit down and have a meal. Talk about millions wasted. Just think what Cleaver is pissing away at the national level now. Talk about a fiefdom. At least Pendergast got things done that people liked while he was on the take.

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  7. Radioman is RIGHT

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  8. Give it a name. COONDOGGLE!

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  9. That isn't right because so many whites bought into and promoted the lie too.

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  10. 10:07 LOLZ.
    Everyone is supposed to like jazz, if not you must be racist.

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  11. Radioman 8:38, no problem with your 1st half, but then you overextended your signal and began broadcasting static crap!

    This region's already got too many unlicensed pirates beaming out their trash, so stay on message or the FCC will yank your license.

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  12. This is a shame. It was supposed to be a benefit for the neighborhood but the community was not allowed to take part only the so-callled "leaders" took the spoils and poisoned the well with their mismanagement.

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  13. The racist comments are so stupid. The conversation about the 18th and Vine area should be focused on what makes it work. I agree with the commenters that the fake business fronts and waste of money on props is just dumb. And for the city to allocate over $600,000 for management and operations in its current condition is outrageous.

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  14. Cleaver is the common thread in the last 30 year decline of Kansas City.

    Name a hair brained, misfired development scheme in this town and his fingerprints are all over it.

    Why he has never been held accountable Is beyond me. How much much more of his "leadership" can Kansas City take?

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  15. The fact that one of the posters accused comments of being "racist" shows exactly the issue that the establishment is too cowardly to address.
    The grifting "leades" in the black community demand that ONLY black folks should be able to make decisions about areas east of Troost. That means that ONLY black folks get the money, regardless of their expertise, credentials, ability, or even intentions. Making a decision based soley on race IS racist and that's what's done all the time, including in this case. The rationale is that, if the city subsidizes Cordish, the least they can do is throw a bone this way.
    Citadel Plaza anyone?

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  16. you're outta the loop asshole. There are just as many white people on the board as their are black people.

    Please stay in JoCo. 12:01am had the only decent comment in this thread.

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  17. The whole 18th & Vine thing was nothing more than Free Money for Niggers, rebranded. That always produces such wonderful results...

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  18. green is the most important color6/12/12, 9:19 AM

    idiot 9:12. If you actually did research on the project you would know the real problems. instead you just remain ignorant white trash.

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  19. How much is spent on the Power and White District? About $12 million over the next 20 years.

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  20. $12 million a year that is

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  21. It's TOKEN money for the black community...drop a few bucks at 18th and Vine to satisfy em, and then pour millions of their tax dollars downtown to benefit the developers and big corporations!

    If they wanted 18th and Vine to actually be successful and not just a token contribution, they'd pour more money in there, establish enough businesses, drop a BBQ place or two in there and give it a New Orleans effort with a KC flavor. Make it a real tourist attraction!

    Fact is, there aren't enough attractions to draw a serious crowd....if there WAS a serious crowd in there each week, corporations would invest there because there'd be money to be made.

    It was another half ass effort by KC..enough to satisfy the blacks in town with tokenism, but not enough to make it a drawing card for the community and the city.
    ..a real DESTINATION! Too late now, now that money's tight.

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  22. Didn't the Jazz Museum completely rip off the contractor, a minority one no less, for 2 million or so, give him a heart attack, put him out of business and then changed their name from the Kansas City Jazz Museum to the American Museum when they realized their assets could be seized to pay construction liens? In fact wasn't that written about in this very blog?

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  23. Radioman here, with a correction to my 8:38 previous comment:

    "...mommies pumping out little suckers who end up going to prison because they've been taught no morality!!"

    To clarify, this was in reference to my mother and wife only. My bad.

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  24. City Hall should allow any club on that street to be open 24 hours a day, with continuous live jazz and liquor license. Just like the great days of 18th & Vine. Guaranteed tourist attraction.

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  25. 7:42 said:

    "You're outta the loop asshole. There are just as many white people on the board as their are black people."

    That's true if you're talking about one tenant, the American Jazz Museum.

    But the board of the larger controlling entity, the Jazz District Renaissance Corporation, is almost exclusively black and is includes East Side "leaders" such as Holliday, Cleaver et. al.

    In fact, the only reason they're still in business is because, among other things, they've hnearing officiant amounts of debt and interest forgiven.

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  26. Of course the contract is going to be given to the Downtown Council. More insiders and donors.

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  27. There should be TEN TIMES as many white people as black people on welfare, because that's the demographics. Not "AS MANY".

    Fact is, there arent. Black people are much happier to be on welfare and many more black people are on welfare in comparison to the number of black people in the population!

    Fact is apparent. Black girls need to quit making babies without having husbands.

    Eliminate government AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN (AFDC) so they don't profit with having fatherless suckers, and allow cheap abortions, and that would STOP!

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  28. 1:27 RETARD,
    I'm correcting your mistake below:

    "girls need to quit making babies without having husbands."

    But, of course, your original whole point was defective in that "girls" don't make babies by themselves!!!!

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  29. Move the jazz museum and negro leagues baseball museum downtown next to sprint center and p&l and watch them take off! If any jazz bars want to move too (i think theres just one anyway) let them join in on the profits. Let the rest of that money pit dry up.

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