Saturday, June 15, 2013
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LAND BANK FAILS SO FAR!!!
Since the U.S. Housing bubble burst in 2008 Kansas City has been home to a MASSIVE amount of abandoned real estate blighting local neighborhoods.
The Land Bank Of Kansas City has been one of the local political solutions to this vacant housing epidemic that's pervasive throughout the nation. Mayor Sly and the new Council championed this effort that kind mimics the Jackson County Land Bank and locals were satisfied that elected officials were at least doing something to address one of the city's most pervasive problem.
However . . .
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS REPORT THAT KANSAS CITY'S LAND BANK HAS FAILED TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS!!!
The blighted South Kansas City home featured at the top of this post offers an important account of more empty promises for local government.
Here's a quick comment that accompanies the old and busted home:
"Attached is a photo of land bank house in south Kansas City. So much for the city maintaining their property. The neighbors have been trying for weeks to get the land bank to cut the grass."
Good luck finding any example of a Kansas City Land Bank Success story. In fact, some Kansas City denizens believe the organization is nothing more than a mechanism for KCMO to enforce and carry out eminent domain ploys akin to the alleged "land grab" that facilitated the construction of KCPD East Patrol.
So, for the moment we have another government organization with a vast amount of leeway and power over Kansas City real estate yet very few people can point to anything worthwhile the organization has accomplished.
DEVELOPING . . .