Thursday, June 14, 2018
SHAME!!! DESPITE COMMUNITY OUTCRY KANSAS CITY MAYOR & COUNCIL WILL GIVE AWAY MILLIONS FOR CORDISH THREE LIGHT LUXURY APARTMENTS TODAY!!!
12th & Oak Agenda: Mayor & Council will secure $17.5-million worth of KCMO taxpayer funding for a luxury apartment parking garage and work toward an endless array of downtown corporate welfare.
Accordingly . . .
TODAY CITY HALL FUNDS CORDISH WITH MILLIONS WORTH OF SUBSIDY FOR APARTMENTS THAT MOST KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS CAN'T AFFORD!!!
Even the most skillful local consultants blush at the high rents as real-life affordable housing no longer exists within or around the loop.
Nevertheless . . .
Subsidy for Cordish passed through committee easily as critics fear Four, Five & Six Light on the horizon with help from taxpayers.
A statement from the Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform on this giveaway and more . . .
There is now a city ordinance number, 180447, to grant Cordish Companies 100% abatement for 25 years . . .
We’ll simply have to watch the City once again appropriate good funds that could be used to create newer and better reading programs, job placement programs, mental health access and more for the rest of us.
Not only that, but they have placed an accelerated effective date clause on the ordinance using Section 503 of the City of Kansas City Charter.
This means that the ordinance will go into effect without giving us any more voice to issue.
It’s the equivalent of having your Mom tell you “because I said so” when you asked why you couldn’t stay up late at night and we feel is a blatant misuse of our City’s charter.
You decide . . .