Saturday, July 29, 2017
THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! SUMMER OF SECRETS FOR KANSAS CITY!!!
Quick contemplation this evening of the Kansas City discourse and the lack of transparency in local government that seems to dominate every facet of local life.
Kansas City has always thrived on secrecy from the top down and throughout the entire history of this dirty, little, town - This Summer, even moreso . . .
The airport NO-Bid deal is earning apt criticism from the Council for a process that is inherently flawed and offers little details for voters beyond a cynical corporate marketing campaign.
The streetcar extension ballot has been tarnished by allegations of voter suppression and mail-in ballots that have been denied to many locals amid a secretive process away from public polling places.
The Downtown Hotel term sheet is still missing and nobody really knows where the private investment is coming from whilst City Hall puts up $35-MILLION and then MILLIONS MORE in tax breaks for the project that has actively evaded any input from voters.
And so, this secrecy of the corporate class when it comes to BILLION DOLLAR decisions puts complaints of urban more "no-snitching" amid deadly crime in perspective as the code of silence has always ruled the lives of every Kansas City resident.
Accordingly, our playlist tonight is dedicated to secrets and Summer . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night . . .