Thursday, January 31, 2019
KANSAS CITY METAPHOR OF THE MOMENT: INFRASTRUCTURE FAIL AND DEFERRED MAINTENANCE SHUT DOWN 12TH & OAK!!!
Early this morning our blog community broke news about the Courthouse water main break and ensuing power FAIL that also shut down City Hall.
Local news quickly caught up and the aftermath has been embarrassing for office holders hoping to ramp up their reelection efforts.
KC City Hall and Jackson County Courthouse closed, leaving some residents frustrated
The Downtown Courthouse is closed again on Friday and City Hall is trying to reconnect power tonight.
Accordingly . . .
More than any other news item this week, 12th & Oak suffering a surprise shut down after infrastructure collapse exemplifies misplaced local government priorities and mismanagement.
The reality is that conditions have been dangerous for workers inside this building for years. The Courthouse is filled with asbestos that juries have ruled played a significant role in the death of workers. On the other side of the street, City Hall employees are constantly injured and inconvenienced because of disrepair and dangerous working conditions.
Again . . .
WHILST CITY HALL AND JACKSON COUNTY POLITICOS OFFER TAX BREAKS AND STARTUP CASH TO DEVELOPER SCHEMES THEIR OWN BUILDINGS CRUMBLE!!!
Today an AWESOME TKC READER sent a quick note of even more evidence to back up this thesis . . .
Nevertheless, as the election silly season continues most of the conversation will be focused on how politicos can give away even more taxpayer cash to special interests rather than working to improve their own house and neighborhoods across KCMO.
Developing . . .