Sunday, June 11, 2017
KANSAS CITY NTDF ANGER: LOW CASH FLOW AMID MAYOR SLY'S UPCOMING ARTSY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
City Hall priorities have shifted away from smaller, local events as Mayor Sly's upcoming arty party now takes precedence.
First, just a bit of an explanation . . .
The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program provides support to non-profit organizations through contracts for services, established by State law in 1989 to help promote Kansas City’s distinct and diverse neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational and recreational activities in conjunction with promoting the city as a premier convention, visitor and tourist center.
And so, City Hall Insiders warn . . .
THERE'S NOT AS MUCH NTDF CASH AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL GROUPS NOW THAT MAYOR SLY'S UPCOMING ARTSY EVENT IS SIPHONING MOST OF THE FUNDS!!!
And while this might not be a huge loss for KCMO, it's yet another sign that voters and volunteers at the grassroots level now have even less access to City Hall help.
You decide . . .