Wednesday, February 06, 2019

High Cost Of Tax Breaks: Council Demands Downtown Kansas City Housing Socialism?!?

There is no higher ground on this issue . . . Big biz wants corporate welfare and the cost that council offers hopes the push an 'equitable' solution that still won't help so many broke-ass locals. Read more:

Kansas City Council Could Require Some $830 Apartments In Exchange For Developer Tax Breaks

Kansas City used to be considered an affordable place to live. Now that some downtown rents are reaching $1,500 a month for a single unit, that's no longer true, and city leaders are wrangling with how to change that.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, hahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

The City Clowncil ain't demanding shit.

Anonymous said...

wtf - $830 is my house payment.

Anonymous said...

You really can't subsidize "luxury" apartments and make believe those tenants are "living large" in vibrant downtown KCMO, and then turn around and "demand" that some units in the same building have to be offered at lower than market rate rents.
This metro ain't New York and it's comical to watch Sly and the gang now make believe they're going to try to solve a problem that they themselves created.
That's the kind of thing that constantly happens when elected people have no vision or plans, or even interest in municipal public policy, but instead get jerked around by one group or issue after another.
Social engineering at its most amateur.

Anonymous said...

The socialism started when they were giving public money to buy spas and rooftops for BNIM & Cordish. The council had plenty of time to be proactive about this issue. It was an obvious consequence of funding strict luxury houses. The bill is about to come due and KCMO should remember this when Sly tries to run for Cleaver's old seat.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could group all those units on the same floor so people pay the actual market rate don't have to deal with their bullshit