Thursday, April 26, 2018
KANSAS CITY GO BOND REALITY CHECK: CITY HALL LIED ABOUT FIXING POTHOLES!!!
Last year were promised a litany of repairs and improvements if they only voted in favor of nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS worth of borrowing.
The campaign offered trite sentiments about "momentum" and was mostly unquestioned by local media . . .
In the immediate aftermath of what many people say was yet another rigged local vote, there was some activity that didn't inspire much confidence:
Painted over potholes were a favorite among this blog community.
Now take a look at this ordinance that redefine tire killing road danger . . .
Resolution #180302: Directing the City Manager to revise the Pavement Condition Index of the roadway system to establish the City’s intent to retain a condition level at an overall value of not less than “40” for its roadway system and to continue evaluating and rating all segments of pavement over a three-year period in order to comply with the accounting standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and utilized in the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Translation . . . Expect even more Kansas City potholes this Spring.
Local news follow-up:
KSHB: Kansas City council to consider lowering standard for roads
Meanwhile, this one is important to keep on file given the big promises of City Hall that are almost NEVER fulfilled.
You decide . . .