Tuesday, May 02, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! PETITIONERS RAGE AGAINST EMERGENCY ORDINANCE APPROVAL FOR DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL!!!
Here's a Kansas City legislative gambit exposed BEFORE it happens . . .
CHECK PUSH BACK AGAINST BEHIND THE SCENES WORD OF AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO RAM THROUGH THE CONVENTION HOTEL WITHOUT ANY CHECKS OR BALANCES FROM VOTERS!!!
Here's the sitch explained and a plea to City Council . . .
Mike Burke's End Run
If you haven’t been you will soon be approached by the Downtown Hotel Developers and / or their mouthpiece about cancelling Downtown Hotel ordinance #170255 on which we have filed a “Notice of Intent to circulate a referendum petition” so the voters might have a chance to vote on this project. The developers are asking for $167,000,000 in taxpayer cash, land and freebies. We deserve a voice, it’s our money.
Their intent is to cancel ordinance #170255 and replace with the same ordinance, different number WITH AN ACCELERATED OR EMERGENCY CLAUSE ATTACHED TO IT, SO WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHALLENGE IT.
While they complain about the petition process which is perfectly legal, they are not above using underhanded tactics to get around the City Charter. We believe they were told early on this ordinance does not warrant an accelerated or emergency clause. However, they will now pressure you, the City Council and the City Attorney to do it their way and ignore the taxpayers.
We hope you will stand up for the people of KCMO who elected you to work in their best interests and not cave into developers who have not provided you with enough information to push this project forward. Now is the time for you to make the people’s voice known. You have leverage to demand answers. DO IT!
If you listen to the Kansas City Star editorial board from Johnson County, you will think our purpose is wrong. If you read the comments on the blogs and from our partners, you will see how right our position really is. Don’t be fooled, STAND UP!
Citizens for Responsible Government
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