Monday, February 18, 2019
TAX FIGHTER FACT CHECK: MOST REGISTERED KANSAS CITY VOTERS DIDN'T APPROVE NEW KCI AIRPORT HOT MESS!!!
Kansas City is ruled by low voter turnout and City Hall capitalizing on most people tuning out their embarrassing antics.
A recent fact check offers a glimpse of democracy subverted right here in River City.
A note about funding from an airport insider . . .
"Good points in this e-mail . . . The city is deliberately avoiding the use of General Obligation (GO) bonds mentioned in this comment because that would trigger a need to get voter approval. Instead, the city is using Special Obligation Bonds, issuing them through the sketchy Industrial Development Authority presided over by top city officials. This is a deliberate tactic designed to avoid letting this out-of-control project anywhere near voters. Who believes voters would approve this crap storm?"
Now here's the word:
CFRG KC: Over 80% of the KCMO Registered Voters DID NOT vote for the airport as it is being presented
For over a year now, we’ve been hearing about how many of the registered voters voted for the new “single terminal” airport? This has been a total effort on the part of City Hall including some mayoral candidates to deceive the electorate. Read the ballot language below. It says nothing about a "single terminal" airport. The vote was simply to tear down the existing airport and replace it. The replacement could be a remodeled structure.
It’s time to take a look at how many of the registered voters did not vote for the airport as it is being presented to the voters.
First let’s look at the ballot language for some clarification:
OFFICIAL BALLOT CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI SPECIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 7, 2017 QUESTION NO. 1
"Shall the City of Kansas City be authorized to construct a new passenger terminal at Kansas City International Airport and demolish existing terminals as necessary, with all costs paid solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its airports and related facilities, and without the issuance of general airport revenue bonds unless such general airport revenue bonds have received prior voter approval? YES / NO"
The ballot gives the city permission to construct a new passenger terminal. It does not say it has two be a “single terminal”. A terminal can consist of several buildings. It does not say they have to demolish the existing terminals. It says they can demolish the existing terminals “as necessary” (in an effort to construct a new facility). In our opinion this would allow for a remodeled terminal complex. Let's not rule it out.
It appears if GO bonds are going to be used, there has to be another vote. To our knowledge, there has not been an election for voter approval of any GO Bonds for the airport project, new construction or remodel.
We’ve heard repeatedly about how many registered voters voted for the proposed airport, let’s look at how many registered voters did not vote for this proposed airport...
*This number is comprised of registered voters who voted no on question #1 and registered voters who voted no by not voting at all. If they were for the project, they would have voted.
Let’s not be fooled. Regardless of what you’ve been hearing; The majority of the registered voters did not support this ballot issue. Over 80% of registered voters voted NO one way or another.
Have you been misled? If so by who?
Developing . . .