Monday, May 22, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! UNSIGNED KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL FLYER AGAINST VOTER PETITION STAYS LOSING!!!
Important neighborhood push back as the debate in Midtown and Brookside rages on . . . Here's the word and a look at the state of the campaign. Checkit:
ARE THE HOTEL SUPPORTERS COMMITTING FRAUD??
You definitely have the Hotel Developers worried. Keep up the good work! Lets push hard this last week and we will reach our goal. As you remember the developer accosted one of our petitioners last week. It was determined the attacker was Mike Burke himself. Now his people are out spreading more propaganda on their position. The flyer above is full of false information; Let’s break it down:
1.) No general fund money. They're taking $35Million from the CVB budget. That’s tax payer money. They’re giving them $5 million in land which belongs to the taxpayer. As far as the GO bond money, remember the GO Bond was for “infrastructure”. They could easily say sidewalks, curbs, water lines, sewers, electrical, driveways, etc. are all infrastructure. So #1 is a load of crap.
2.) Jobs will be created by any worthwhile project built on that property. It does not have to be a taxpayer funded hotel. This project will simply move the permanent jobs from one hotel to another. It will possibly put 13 caterers out of business since the new hotel will have exclusive rights to all the catering at Bartle Hall and The Convention Center, so those jobs will be lost or transferred. They said the same thing about Power and Light and no new jobs were created. People just moved around. More BS.
3.) Any worthwhile project on this property will generate taxes unless like this hotel, the taxes are abated for 25 years, so it won’t create any taxes. The $300,000,000 is the cost of the hotel. It is over 50% taxpayer money ($167,000,000 is the taxpayer’s share).
4.) Ruled illegal?? The Supreme Court of Missouri has ruled differently now. The first judge made an error. More fake trivia.
If people don’t sign the petition and vote against this project, they are putting the city at great risk of a BIG HURT like having another debt to pay off like the $15,000,000 we have to cough up every year on Power and Light, so Cordish Co. can continue to donate to the mayor’s campaigns.
Stay strong… Work hard… We will succeed in spite of the intimidation and lies being spread…
Citizens for Responsible Government