Thursday, December 14, 2017
TKC MUST SEE!!! CITY HALL PENS EPIC CHRISTMAS LIST FOR KANSAS CITY!!!
We're gonna wait one more day until we totally give in to the holiday season cult of Santa but for now here's some relevant information regarding policy priorities for Kansas City . . .
CHECK OUR TKC HIGHLIGHTS OF KANSAS CITY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES!!!
Per ushe, we've snagged the most interesting naughty bits and provided links to the rest . . .
First up, Kansas City’s legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly
Earnings Tax. Oppose any effort to undermine the Earnings Tax and support the extension of the Earnings Tax renewal period from 5 years to 20 years.
Buck O’Neil Bridge. Support state funding for the Buck O’Neil Bridge.
Discriminatory Laws. Oppose legislation that would be reasonably viewed as discriminatory toward any citizen of the State of Missouri and harmful to its economy.
Tort Liability. Support amending Missouri Revised Statutes Section 84.330 to eliminate the City’s liability for the torts of KCPD police officers.
Film Rebate Program. Support reinstating the Missouri Film rebate program as a tool for economic development.
And then . . .
Kansas City’s legislative priorities and positions on matters that may come before the 115th United States Congress, 2nd Session, in 2018.
Private Activity Bonds and Advanced Refunding Bonds. Oppose legislation that would eliminate Private Activity Bonds or repeal Advanced Refunding Bonds. Private Activity Bonds are essential to a number of City infrastructure projects and expected to be a significant tool in financing the new KCI airport approved by voters earlier this month.
Bannister Federal Complex – Support implementation of the funding to demolish the vacant Bannister Federal Complex, safely clean up the buildings and ground contamination, and transfer the site to a private developer to redevelop the 300-acre site primarily for industrial use, with the possibility of commercial use outside of the flood wall in the southwest corner at Bannister and Troost.
Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Program. Support the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Immigration Reform. Support extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and comprehensive reform of current immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States to earn legal status and apply for citizenship.
Anti-Violence Funding. Support increased anti-violence funding for grants that will assist the Kansas City No Violence Alliance and the City’s Aim4Peace Program and pursue funding for initiatives that will reduce violent crime in Kansas City.
And so . . .
HOW WILL THIS AMBITIOUS CITY HALL HOLIDAY SEASON WISH LIST IMPACT KANSAS CITY???
You decide . . .