Monday, March 13, 2017
Kansas City Tax Fighters Look For Compromise Other Than Pricey GO BONDS For Proposed New Dog Shelter
Question 3 and the weed decriminalization question (Question 5) are the only April ballot choices that have clear grassroots support.
While tax fighters acknowledge the need, they want to develop a less expensive plan. Take a look:
Does Kansas City, MO need a totally new Animal Shelter???
Money line . . .
"What if our City Government adopted a new plan of action for Animal Control? Possibly negotiate a merger with Great Plains SPCA or Wayside Waifs. These shelters are operating without any taxpayer assistance and by all appearances know what they are doing. Both are located on rural properties with room for expansion and one currently has excess capacity. This could save the Kansas City Missouri taxpayers $14,000,000 immediately plus any cost overruns on building a new facility. It would also save the $4,000,000 - $6,000,000 annual operating expense. Sure there would be some costs in consolidation but not like the $14,000,000 - $20,000,000 in the bond proposal.
"Yes our homeless pets deserve better facilities than KC Pet Project currently has and that is not their fault. Other homeless people and groups like veterans, abused women and children, etc. also deserve better facilities than some currently have. The question is what is the most efficient, practical and economical approach to get them all better facilities? Adding to home owners property taxes debt for the next 40 years is not they way the way to do this."
Red the whole thing.
You decide . . .