Saturday, January 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY STREETS ARE GARBAGE AFTER SNOW: BLAME MAYOR SLY JAMES AND CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE!!!



Winter can be tough in Kansas City and snowfall is to be expected.

However . . .

AFTER NEARLY EIGHT YEARS MAYOR SLY JAMES AND CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE HAVE FAILED TO MAKE EVEN A SINGLE IMPROVEMENT IN HOW KANSAS CITY CLEANS STREETS AFTER SNOWFALL!!!

Seriously, KCMO streets are dangerous and the problem isn't any kind of unusual weather but merely that City Hall leadership has been more focused on development subsidy than something as simple as improving snow removal.

Examples . . .

- The tech to monitor snow plows, that was actually implemented by Mayor Funkhouser. 

- KCMO Neighborhood streets are nearly impassible this morning and residents without a truck are better off just staying at home today. 

- Main arteries downtown are passable but everything else run by KCMO is a snowy field of hot garbage.

And so . . . We ask this open question . . .

WHAT HAS MAYOR SLY DONE TO IMPROVE SNOW REMOVAL DURING HIS TENURE GIVEN CONSISTENT COMPLAINTS?!?!

I'll wait for the answer.

Meanwhile, JoCo has just as many streets and many different municipalities with smaller budgets but manages to keep their roads in much better condition than KC Proper given that our 12th & Oak leadership crew who love playing amateur developer with other people's money.

Check the updated weather links, please stay safe . . .

Snow Worsened Overnight

First Alert: Snow totals increase for winter storm

Snow totals have increased with a winter storm now making its way through our region. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.


Snowmageddon KCMO

Storm brings seven inches of snow overnight, thousands without power

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) -- The National Weather Service says portions of Kansas City received over seven inches of snow overnight. Nearly 25,000 KCP&L customers do not have power, while nearly 3,000 are without power in Wyandotte County. Accumulating snow will continue all morning with additional light snow through the 7 p.m.


Snow Shuts Down KCMO For Realz

KC schools, organizations canceling events due to snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A number of schools and organizations have announced closures due to expected snowfall in the Kansas City area over the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service on Friday upgraded the Kansas City area to a winter storm warning beginning at 3 p.m.


Developing . . .

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe but is Sly even in town. He barely spends any time in KC anymore. He loves D.C. and isn't so impressed with the locals any longer. It'll be easy for him to give up one condo for the next and shake the dust, snow and rain from this town after his term is over.

Anonymous said...

Snow, crime, flooding.

Be fair. Sly never promised to care about any of that stuff.

He said he was going to be a salesman for KC and that's exactly what he did. He passed at least 20 new taxes and sold off most of downtown.

Anonymous said...

#FireSly

Jameson said...

I guess they weren't expecting the 25 million annual tourists to all arrive today.

Anonymous said...

Roads are just wet. They are fine. I've been out for 2 hours already. Take your time, be careful, but it's just wet, heavy snow. Downed power lines and such are the biggest problem.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Absolutle lie. National Weather service telling people to stay inside. Really a shame that City Hall is forced to spam this blog.

Anonymous said...

Haha. I'm hardly City Hall. I drove all around KCMO proper. Yeah, if you dont need to get out then dont. But if you, dont panic. Its manageable.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Team Troy.

Don't trust tkc or city hall. just look at your street. if you live in KCmo, odds are it sucks.

Ruskin said...

6th district voter. Haven't seen a snow plow on my street in 5 years.

Anonymous said...

Slie does not want to spend money for snow removal so he has more to give the developers.

waiting for my phone to die said...

No power in most of Kc.

Thanks KCP&L .

Anonymous said...

I have enough whiskey and dope to last a week. I don’t have to go out, but people should be careful out there.

Anonymous said...

You won’t see Sly talking about snow removal... not his forte.

Top 5 Things Sly might be up to:

1. Finding out who pulled the fire Alarms all night at the Colt’s hotel.
2. Clearing driveways of KC Star editorial writers so they don’t endorse Clay Chastain.
3. Doing arbitration- doesn’t make enough money as mayor.
4. Rehashing plans with city-planners to name a bridge or street after him. Wants it done before Clay names one after him- has rejected such names as: “Fat-ass-do-nothing-but-look -good-in-my-bow-tie” bridge.
5. Discussing plans to get the new terminal off the ground. Trying to have an additional vote for taxes and wants to only include those that voted for the street car and members of the soon-to-be-defunct editorial board. Taxes will include additional 1% Earnings tax - which already screws poor people disproportionately.

Bonus: Working on reducing crime. Going to hold a few more rallies and throw in some candles- have supporters double cross their fingers- and even discussing have the prolific crime-fighter Alonzo send his crime-fighting drone up in the air. What a plan!

Unknown said...

Whoever is in charge of this stuff is a idiot point blank period, people can die out here

Anonymous said...

Blame Troy not Sly.

He has helped the hotel, helped the airport but doesn't give a damn about getting the streets in good working order.

Anonymous said...

@8:37, I'm a Northlander - what's a Snow Plow?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Holy shit. That's 100%

Nice.

Anonymous said...

F-ing sly. he has run this town into the ground. Shame on him.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/dge175aqWaY

Anonymous said...

Is the train running? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

My subdivision streets are clear thanks to road crews in Blue Springs. I'm gonna fix me a bowl of hot steel cut oats and prunes, then maybe go back to sleep. Mattocks on at 1:00 too.

Anonymous said...

Priorities. Crews work through the night to clear Arrowhead Stadium parking lots, sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

The first thing Clay should do after he is elected is to take a close look at the City Manager and see if an upgrade in this position would benefit the City.
I may be that Troy is just implementing the policy of the Council members. If this is the case Clay needs to look for a majority to overcome the bullies from the 3rd and 5th districts.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:28—the ones that clear arrowhead is a private company that arrowhead pays for snow removal. They want it safe and all snow removed. Kansas City and sky don’t give a fuck about removing snow.

Anonymous said...

The real eastside says no plows anywhere to be found, except for modot, they clear 40hwy, the main city thoroughfares are trashed

Anonymous said...

Matlock......fake geezer.

Anonymous said...


I live part time in Kansas City and part time in rural Missouri. Our streets in rural Missouri are cleaned down to the asphalt even up to the curb with very little tax dollars coming into the town. Your go bond money is going straight into the pockets of city officials. You people are so stupid you keep doing the same thing over and over again. It's your own fault. You are more concerned about flying your RESIST flags and GAY flags then you bitch about holes in the streets crime and snow. Sad thing is, you will turn right around and do it again.

That's the definition of insanity... Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting results.

Oh and email Cleaver and tell him he is against American laws of the land and Anti-American! Let everyone know he wanted a boarder wall during Obama but not during Trump! He's an American TERRORIST!!!!! Spread it on social media!

Anonymous said...

"boarder" and "border" are two different things. you know that, Elmer Dinkly?

Anonymous said...

Maybe 9:50's against boarders?

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- AMBIGUOUSLY FLAKY DUO

James and Schulte celebrate after awarding Burns and McDonnell a billion-dollar no-bid municipal contract to handle all snow removal from KCMO streets!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it’s hilarious that Kansas City’s “world famous” street car route has a strip club on it,l.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is the fair weather toy train has been incapacitated by the snow and left the 25 million anally tourists stranded.

Anonymous said...

Well Tony, and your cadre of geniuses, from what deep well of experience and knowledge do you draw to posit a snow-removal strategy? Ever worked for a public works or state road crew? Know anything about chemistry, fluid dynamics, even how to operate a tandem dump with a plow? Oh, you shoveled a walk now and then, right? Then shut the fuck up and thank a plow operator the next time you encounter one (which will be rarely, since they are out WORKING while you try to navigate your Barcalounger and tv remote at the same time).

Anonymous said...

Every one gripes about snow but it eventually melts and is forgotten so why would an elected municipal official wear out his streets and public works staff and make enemies To deal with later? Bitching about snow plowing is akin to bitching about young people skateboarding or other resentment subjects.

Anonymous said...

@1:25 - I'd be willing to bet that a number of us could come up with something better that the present City Government's "Solar Powered" technique of waiting for the sun to melt the snow off!

What will be seen is the City's snowplow operator driving around at about ten mile over the posted speed limits with the blades mounted on their trucks raised about ten inches in the air. That way Sly and Troy can point to GPS records "proving" that Streets have been plowed!

We've seen this scam far too many times, so take your own advice about shutting up!

Barney Frank said...

My neighbors and i packed up and headed to Kansas and 5 minutes later a tree crashed into my neighbors house and took out the power lines

Anonymous said...

I have a solution for you, they need to go out and hire someone from a cold and snowy weather City say Minneapolis Cleveland Buffalo and hire an assistant from one of those local municipalities where they take snow plowing to a whole new level! Have you ever seen a snow plow operator running up on the I-90 corridor? Have you ever seen a snow plow operator working in the Buffalo Burrows where the streets are more tiny were they have Lake Effect snows up to twice of what we just got and they don't miss a Beat.

Anonymous said...

I cleaned off the sidewalk last night when there was 6 inches of snow and this morning there was another 8 inches of snow? You all on your own is what to expect with a government that burried their head on climate change.

Anonymous said...

Where may I get my Clay Chastain yar sign?

Anonymous said...

I bet clay wouldn’t have let us down like this, nope, I garauntee he wouldn’t have