Friday, March 02, 2018
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COUNCIL BUILDING CASE AGAINST EPIC $17.5-MILLION FUNDING FOR KANSAS CITY 'THREE LIGHT' LUXURY LIVING SPACE!!!
Behind the scenes Council ladies Canady & Shields successfully stalled a horrific taxpayer giveaway for big money living space beyond the reach of most residents.
The City Attorney agreed with the KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY and noted that KCMO was not "obligated" to give Cordish more cash as City Manager Troy Schulte had insisted. But that's only part of the story . . .
CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS OF GROWING COUNCIL CONCERN AGAINST FUNDING THREE-LIGHT!!!
A few items the City Manager's office will soon be mandated to check according to a backdated resolution just released this week . . .
- Whether the Missouri Constitution prohibited the City from lawfully entering into the Master Development Agreement and subsequent amendments . . . In the future, this could be useful in getting KCMO out of a lot of bad deals concocted during Mayor Sly's rule.
- Legal/policy issues raised in providing additional incentives to an entity with pending discrimination in public accommodation lawsuits.
- Prevention of price gouging: Sufficiency of controls on pricing of parking and levels of maintenance required, in light of transferring the management of the public parking to KC Live, to ensure that price increases are subject to limitation and the parking structures remain viable.
But best of all . . .
CHECK CITY HALL QUESTIONING MORE CASH FOR LUXURY LIVING SPACE AMID THE BROKE-ASS KANSAS CITY HOUSING CRISIS!!!
Translation . . . The rent is to high for most local po'folk . . .
"Examine . . . Basis for a staff recommendation that the City expend $17.5 million, plus additional subsidies, when the MARC report on affordable housing quantifies a 20,000 unit shortage for 60% and below median income housing while One Light, Two Light and Three Light lack any affordable housing for persons making less than 115% median income."
In the final analysis, Cordish can bypass this entire hot mess and pay for their own parking as some denizens of the Council notice the general fund fading quickly while continued good times and downtown real estate irrational exuberance are not assured.
Developing . . .