12th & Oak could also budget for another Mars rover if they wanted. BUT as the year goes on funds are reallocated, switched and moved around. This budget hype is just a way to stop locals outraged that City Hall neglect killed their tires via 1400 potholes on local streets.
In other words . . .
MORE CASH IN THE KCMO BUDGET IS FAKE NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW CITY HALL WORKS!!!
City Hall constantly borrows against funds deferred maintenance is not only a way of life for this town but also how the streets got so bad in the first place. Sadly, most media won't question local leaders on this fact but MAYBE it might come up in upcoming budget meetings via brave TKC readers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city's proposed budget for 2019-2020 includes a major hike in spending on street preservation. The public works fund for resurfacing would increase from $10 million to $17 million under the plan, with the boost coming from last years renewal of the capital improvement sales tax.