Monday, January 08, 2018

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOODS FIGHT MORE LOW-INCOME PROJECTS AMID UPCOMING PROGRESSIVE URBAN PLANNER COALITION FAIR HOUSING DEBATE 2018!!!



2018 starts with Kansas City class-warfare on the sordid subject of fair housing.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS DIRECT OUR ATTENTION TO A COALITION OF PROGRESSIVE URBAN PLANNERS ADVOCATING BENEFITS FOR MORE LOCAL LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS DESPITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESISTANCE!!!

Confirmation and trend-spotting by our TKC Blog Community . . .

- Yesterday, we noted an upcoming public Library KCMO housing debate on the topic of local housing just after it was posted thanks to so many hobo readers of TKC.

- Kansas City Public TV is gathering local opinion on the topic housing as they prep to make a progressive push for more taxpayer subsidy of local projects and other housing schemes for po'folk.

- Most important of all - City Hall champions the effort for more low-income housing projects as a distraction against the vast majority of their time and resources exerted toward securing the rights of luxury developers.

To wit . . .

Check part of the 12th & Oak social engineering effort from an upcoming ordinance sponsored by Councilman Lucas promoting the utilization of a sales tax exemption on affordable housing projects...



Money line . . .

"The City Council recognizes that a vibrant economy is dependent, in large part, on the ability of its workforce to secure safe housing, and do so at prices that are affordable so that they are not driven to leave the City, but are able to remain and continue to contribute to the City’s economic growth . . ."

Remember, a petition targeting slumlord and "renter's rights" is already on the way to the ballot.



Meanwhile, our blog community offers equal time to Kansas City residents who oppose this low-income housing coalition.

For years, Kansas City Northland residents have raged over the risk of high crime and property value threats from a low-income housing effort.

The latest, special thanks to local leaders who are mounting opposition to this KCMO fair housing push . . .

"Bottom-line - KCMO wants to turn the Northland into a slum. We're already dealing with higher crime and a lack of resources but now City Hall wants to move their problems across the river and they're using terms like "fair housing" in order to do it. The damage will be massive and communities of elderly people and families just staring out will be destroyed in the name of "income equality" or whatever buzzwords these jerks are using. Any opposition is, inevitably, going to be called racism but there is a diverse group of people who won't want more housing projects in KC - In the Northland or anywhere else. I think they will be surprised when they see the information and testimony we present in order to oppose these irresponsible plans."

You decide . . .

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Mayor Sly James actually owned a house in Kansas City, we should build a low income project next to him and see how he likes it!

Jameson said...

C'mon, let's be honest, you don't have to do much to turn some parts of the North land into a slum. Seems like they're doing a pretty good job of that themselves!

Anonymous said...

Low-income or luxury development, it's the same beast. Just politicians getting "support" from developers on both sides of the housing spectrum. Homeowners in KC have very few rights and they'll find that a lot of the elected office holders are actively working against them.

Anonymous said...

JoCo needs more fair housing. Time to direct some KC residents their way. It's already happening, let's just speed it up and make Overland Park great again!

KC Jerkwad said...

I think Parkville is a better option for everyone involved!

Anonymous said...

I think we should build housing projects in Brookside and Waldo. The hood rats will be closer to their natural habitat and have plenty of victims. There are a lot of 30ish Brookside married women that need a good hard fucking. They like to give up that pussy.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I need to downsize.Kids gone on on their own, etc. Our current house is much bigger than we need. Our criteria for next home (1) Outside KCMO political boundary (that also means no Gladstone, Oakview, etc., which are entirely inside KCMO's outer boundary.) (2) Not within 1 mile of a public transportation stop. (3) lower end of mid range price so it will be a nice home but more affordable to sell quickly if things go bad.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry the Chinese will be buying some new KCMO Bonds this week.

171029 Authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $175,000,000.00 Sanitary Sewer System Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of extending and improving the City’s sanitary sewer system; prescribing the form and details of said bonds and the covenants and agreements made by the City to facilitate and protect the payment thereof; providing for the collection, segregation and application of the revenues of the sanitary sewer portion of the City’s sewerage system for the purpose of paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer portion of the City’s sewerage system, paying the principal of and interest on said bonds, and providing reasonable and adequate reserve funds; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.

Anonymous said...

"The City Council recognizes that a vibrant economy is dependent, in large part, on the ability of its workforce to secure safe housing, and do so at prices that are affordable so that they are not driven to leave the City, but are able to remain and continue to contribute to the City’s economic growth . . ."


LOL right uh huh.

Anonymous said...

The way to make housing affordable is to continue ignoring crime. Large parts of KCMO are now very affordable although unlivable.

Anonymous said...

Middle Class folks complain about the Section 8 housing and the trailer parks off NW 55th. Its really a burden for Briar Cliff Bourgeois to have to witness the sight of poor people on their way to North Oak. They worry burglar bars will drive their real estate values down and their children have to the same bus as their fortune off spring. They are happy to save 10,000 dollars a year on property tax they would have to pay in Johnson County. Casinos built the school and tore down section 8 in mid town and developed Northtown so poor people couldn't afford to live there. Poor people can just eat shit.

Anonymous said...

The problem is not low income housing. The problem is the drugs, alcohol, and illegal activities that accompany that housing. I have watched apartment complexes in south KC go Section 8. It is not a pretty sight. Crime soars, teenagers are hanging out on street corners, and the general safety of the neighborhood around the complex is destroyed. By the way, JoCo has quite a bit of low income housing. When a "luxury" complex is built, the developer must reserve a certain percentage of units for Section 8 or subsidized housing. We need more, but so does Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

We don’t need more low income housing, we need less black people

Anonymous said...

Why no low income housing projects in Leawood? Surely the poor would benefit by a closer proximity to the wealthy.

Anonymous said...

Dana Wright should be all for this, section 8 in Leawood.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't they RAGING?

Anonymous said...

Build them on ward parkway

Gz said...

^^^ Finally, a good suggestion.

Anonymous said...

We have money for a new convention hotel but not even a pot to piss in for people who are working in KC?

That ain't right.

Needs to change!

Anonymous said...

Better title: So long Section 8.

Bryan M. Stalder said...

"Move their problems across the river," what a disgusting response.

Last I read, Jackson county has Over 8,000 affordable housing units while Clay and Platte Counties have less than 800 combined, so that needs to change over the next decade; particularly as affordable housing begins to dry up all over the nation.

If we'd stop clustering poverty into "slums" and do a better job diversifying our communities, a lot of these stereotypes would cease to persist and we'd get a better result for our public dollar.

Cold Hard Facts said...

Nobody wants low income housing by them. I mean come on who would want a Byron or Jimmie JJ Walker living next door to them?

Anonymous said...

DYNOMITE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It already exists near 135th and State Line. I don’t recall the name, but they are low income and they do have a Leawood address.