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KCMO residents are taxed beyond belief. Where does all the money go? How about a few audits to start with.
Having a plan is one thing.Getting the money is another.What's ALWAYS missing in KCMO, though, is having a competent well-managed organization to spend the money as promised and getting the kinds of results the taxpayers deserve.Oversight and accountability are foreign concepts at 12th and Oak.
This is like refinancing your home for 30 years because you need a new roof. You had ten years to plan for the roof but spent the funds on granite countertops instead.Streets and sidewalks should be funded out of current tax revenue. But when you shoot your wad on entertainment districts, convention centers, sports arenas and hotels you are forced to borrow for the essentials.
Won't the refurbished 18th and Vine area and the toy train generate the revenue to cover this?
A billion dollars? Where are we going to get that kind of money?
I agree with what's been said. Where are the hundreds of millions of dollars we're already being taxed going? Isn't roads and sidewalks supposed to be covered by personal propery, etax, sales tax, etc? We have all the money in the world to subsidize private development but we have to raise yet ANOTHER tax to cover infrastructure that should already be getting paid for with our current taxes? We're well past due for a SERIOUS and HONEST audit of how our elected officials spend our money. I'm sure if that's done we'll find plenty of waste to cover this.
Let people pay for their own sidewalks like we did in Armour Fields!!!No one will be able to pay their water and sewer bills!!No more tax increases!!!
Maybe they shouldn't have spent so much on the toy train? Millions on 18th Vine? Fake grocery store on 31st Prospect? Vote fuck no on bond issue. I am.
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