Wednesday, May 31, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY COALITION: LOCAL BIG BIZ EVADES INCENTIVE LIMITS!!!
Corporate rule of City Hall is at the crux of this statement calling out developers and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and politicos who refuse to uphold local laws.
Here's the the word and another fight looming this Summer . . .
This group "plans to work together to educate the public on the use and misuse of development incentives and to share best practices for public policy and political strategy, including taking their shared vision to the Missouri legislature.
"The Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform (CKCED) is an alliance of community organizations (AFT, Black Agenda, MORE2, NAACP, and Urban Summit), along with Kansas City Public School parents working to improve economic development by making sure that city leaders target incentives toward truly distressed areas of the city and by promoting civic stewardship of voter approved public resources through awareness campaigns.
"The Coalition recently worked with members of the City Council to pass a new ordinance which caps the rate of incentives at 75%. CKCED spokesperson Jan Parks cautions that “the ordinance has now been in effect for seven months, but the developers and EDC have been circumventing the ordinance and as a result, the ordinance does not have the desired impact."
Read their statement in full.
Developing . . .