Wednesday, November 07, 2018

KANSAS CITY LIBRARY LEVY WINS BUT DID CROSBY KEMPER III LOSE HIS RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HIGH TAXES?!?!?



Local homeless will now earn even more luxurious accommodations thanks to Kansas City taxpayers following voter approval last night.

Recap:

Kansas City Library levy increase passes

Deets:

Providing an additional $2.8 million to the library system annually. This “yes” vote increases the library’s property tax-based operating levy by 8 cents, its first raise in 22 years . . . For a home valued at $75,000, the increase will carry an extra cost of 95 cents per month, or $11.40 each year. For a home valued at $200,000, this cost rises to $2.53 monthly and $30.36 annually.

It's not much in order to provide hobos a clean & safe place to make BM and store thousands upon thousands of books that are also readily available to anybody with a smartphone.

Nevertheless . . .

IS THE KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTER FORTUNATE SON NOW A TAX HYPOCRITE GIVEN THAT HIS LIBRARY FEEDS AT THE SAME TROUGH???

It's doubtful there will be any defense that would argue a book and hobo warehouse trumps job creation which other tax break beneficiaries claim they bolster. Like most Kansas City hypocrisies, the politically inconvenient fact will likely remain politely unmentioned by the mainstream.

You decide . . .

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfair.

Kansas City Public Library now will have the latest computers from 2016 that could also help create jobs for the homeless.

Anonymous said...


Well even though most of us BM at home we can now BM at the library. Will there be new restrooms?

Anonymous said...

Library better have its porn filter software up to date.

Anonymous said...

good point. speaks truth to power.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but you'd BM in the library's bathroom, not in the book aisles like the bums do.

Anonymous said...

Why'd Kemper wear a Royals baseball hat on TV?

Anonymous said...

This is as bad as 18th and vine!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't need a new library tax if we didn't re-direct so much money away from libraries by giving away TIFs like crazy.

#KorruptCity

Anonymous said...

Kemper is not feeding at the same trough--he had to come to the public hat-in-hand because developers, streetcar contractors, and everyone else with an under-the-table contribution to our local council was stealing from the libraries and the schools and left the trough empty.

Had it not been for the TIF frenzy, he'd have had no need to ask for funds.

Anonymous said...

^^^^+25,000,000

Anonymous said...

2:52, because it would have been hard to do the interview wearing a Chiefs helmet.

Anonymous said...

The KC Pub Library can save buckets of money by getting rid of all those useless and unread books. Just put a bunch of computers in a warehouse with several racks of old videos, and your good to go.

Anonymous said...

KCMOians love getting reamed there can be no other explanation.

Anonymous said...

Libraries are essential to a great community! The system has not asked for a levy increase for many years and they probably need it. Kemper runs a pretty tight ship financially and he will be a super person to guide needed improvements.

Anonymous said...

5:36: Try reading some books. Maybe you'll learn when to use "you're and when to use "your."

Anonymous said...

Library levy got 91% support, I think Kansas Citians like the Library even if Slie doesn’t!!

Anonymous said...

7:36, right on the money! Everybody else shut up until you've read something besides this blog (and no - the transcripts from Fox News doesn't count).