Sunday, February 04, 2018
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! PROGRESS STALLS ON NEW KANSAS CITY ANIMAL SHELTER NEARLY ONE YEAR AFTER YES VOTE!!!
Once again it seems that Kansas City activists were duped by much smarter politicos into supporting tax increases whilst their pet project isn't even close to a groundbreaking almost one year after voter approval.
A quick refresher . . .
Question 3 - A $50 million bond designated approximately $14 million to the building of a new city animal shelter as well as necessary upgrades to many city buildings to get them up to ADA compliance.
That was back on April 4th of 2017 and so far not a single shovel has hit the ground.
Remember that local media and politicos promised . . . Kansas City Ready To 'Hit The Ground Running' On New Animal Shelter
Even worse, clueless animal rights activists pledged to voters that ballot language "guaranteed" their shelter would soon materialize.
Now here's where it gets even more fun . . .
CITY HALL IS BACKTRACKING AND SCALING BACK PROMISES FOR THE PROPOSED ANIMAL SHELTER IN THE MIDST OF AN ANIMAL CONTROL PRIVATIZATION DISPUTE AND SUBSEQUENT OUTCRY REGARDING MINORITY EMPLOYMENT!!!
Along with building the new animal shelter, KCMO wanted to outsource animal control to the KC Pet Project. The push back was fast and furious after a story TKC broke revealing that the move would FIRE a largely minority workforce and put it in the hands of very well-meaning but politically naive white ladies.
The animal shelter has taken a backseat to the downtown hotel and the new animal shelter.
Even worse . . . The new animal shelter is no longer a "white hat" proposal but an effort that pushes controversial municipal privatization efforts and threatens the jobs of a largely minority work force.
There is some hope of progress later in the year despite upcoming outcry from former and current animal control workers wanting to preserve or replace their jobs.
Meanwhile, animal rights activists are guilty of misleading the voting public about the new shelter now that KC debt is piling up and the cash allotted for the pet project is already dwindling while politicos get ready to go back to the voters for yet another tax increase.
Developing . . .