Thursday, January 18, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MAYOR SLY BRIGHT SIDE: CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY 'MOMENTUM' & GOOD PR DESPITE AMAZON HQ2 FAIL!!!
One of the smarter denizens of our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG community shares this link that offers a much better perspective on today's Kansas City economic fail:
Common Dreams: Amazon Short-List Proves Something "Deeply Wrong" With America's Race-to-the-Bottom Economy
"Something is deeply wrong with our economy and democracy when local governments offer up their tax base to a corporation worth over $500 billion."
This is an important critical perspective that also brings to mind the facets of local life which this town holds in abundance.
Kansas City Ranks Among The Most Dangerous Cities In The Nation
KCMO counted 150 murders last year and some locals are skeptical about the new plan to reduce this trend. There's always a great deal of debate on the best solution to crime but there's no question that rising deadly violence is now one of the top challenges KCMO confronts.
Kansas City: Now With Less Democracy!!!
A new ordinance threatens to overturn more than 17K votes that wanted CITYWIDE participation in Kansas City streetcar decisions. Odds are that City Council will move this effort forward sooner rather than later.
Fewer Jobs But More Luxury Condos!!!
City Hall is ready to build a $17.5 MILLION luxury parking garage for Downtown Kansas City condo dwellers as affordable housing is now non-existent inside the loop or near the Crossroads. This focus on big money above the needs of neighborhoods is a recent shift but works out great for those who already have big bucks.
And so, in conclusion, here's the Mayor's take on this tragic topic . . .
We ask our blog community denizens to name some of their favorite local amenities now that Kansas City confronts life with a bit less cheap Chinese merch distributed by the Internets.
You decide . . .