Monday, May 15, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL OPPONENTS REPORT ANGRY STREET DEBATE WITH DEVELOPER MIKE BURKE!!!
It's getting hotter on Kansas City streets and tempers are starting to flare.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS OFFER TESTIMONY OF AN INTENSE DEBATE WITH DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL DEVELOPER MIKE BURKE!!!
We're more than willing to post Mr. Burke's side of this encounter and it should be noted that there's no allegation of any wrongdoing in this rhetorical tussle.
However . . .
THE KANSAS CITY DEVELOPMENT BOOM HAS MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY DENIZENS ON EDGE AS TENSIONS RISE WHILST CITY HALL DEADLINES RUN OUT!!!
Here is one side of the story and a slice of life for petitioner gatherers across the metro. Take a look:
MIKE BURKE BULLIES PETITION SIGNATURE GATHER!
Friday afternoon at a midtown location, Mike Burke the Downtown Hotel Developer, tried to intimidate one of our hotel petition signature collectors. CFRG is collecting signatures to get the $300,000,000 Hyatt Downtown Convention Hotel on a ballot so the voters can decide if they want to finance over 50% of the cost with taxpayer funds.
Burke approached the petitioner and while perching over his shoulder, tried to crowd him out of his position. Burke then had a heated exchange with a shopper who stepped in to defend the minority signature gatherer. The female shopper asked Burke what he thought he was doing?
Burke (B): "I’m here to set the record straight, these people are not telling the truth.”
Shopper (S): "They are telling the truth, I signed the petition and everything I heard was the truth.
B..Who are you?”
S: I’m _____ ______, who are you?
B: I’m Mike.
S: Mike who?
B: Mike Burke.
S: Mike Burke the hotel developer?
B: "Yes and I’ve done great things for this City. And this is very good for the City."
S: We are not as stupid as you think we. You screwed the City over in the Northland and we don’t want that to happen again.You are the lowest form of life bulling this petitioner. I’m taking your picture” she takes out her cell phone..
Burke turns away to hide his face. Shopper goes around him and takes a picture. He takes his phone out and snaps a picture of the shopper, for which she said she smiled broadly.
The entire incident was witnessed by the shopper, the signature gatherer and workers who watched the entire exchange. They all defended the signatures gatherer.
The store operator told our petitioner if Burke showed up again, let him know and he will call the police and have him removed. One of the workers stated “when I came to work here. I didn’t expect to be in a combat zone”..
CFRG attorneys are looking at laws covering interference with the petition process for possible further action.
Please be aware of your surroundings while working and thank you for your support.
Citizens for Responsible Government