Friday, April 28, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS LAUNCH PETITION EFFORT DEMANDING VOTE ON DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL!!!
Right now . . . Here's FIRST WORD on an important effort that attempts to seek voter approval for a project that has dominated City Hall for nearly two years but has yet to garner much private investment or participation from the voting public.
To wit . . .
CHECK THE LATEST EFFORT DEMANDING KANSAS CITY VOTE ON THE PRICEY PROPOSED DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL!!!
Take a look:
PROPOSED KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL: NOTICE OF INTENT TO CIRCULATE A REFERENDUM PETITION ON ORDINANCE 170255
CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT (CFRG) will deliver to the KCMO City Clerks office, their intent to circulate a referendum petition to place the downtown convention hotel on a ballot so the taxpayers can vote on it. CFRG has collected an adequate number of signatures to get the process started.
CFRG will now explore the possibility of collecting the remaining signatures necessary to place the downtown convention hotel on a future ballot to be voted on by the KCMO taxpayers.
This downtown hotel project is estimated to take $167,000,000 in taxpayer’s cash, land and freebies. So far the City and the developers have elected to keep the partners, investors and financing details secret. Taxpayers should have a say in the matter since we are footing over 50% of the $300,000,000 price tag.
CFRG lost its last attempt to get this on a ballot but we know now, the judge got it wrong. The Missouri Supreme Court has corrected the error and future petitions with the proper number of signatures cannot be kept off the ballot by City Hall. This referendum will finally get it right and put the issue to a vote of the taxpayers. The taxpayers have asked us for the opportunity to vote on the downtown hotel.
And so . . .
Kansas City voters could finally get a say in a process from which they have been excluded.
Developing . . .