Tuesday, February 26, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! SHAWNEE SWINDLE INSPIRES EPIC SCREED FROM TRACY!!!
A money move and a look at the resistance from our friends on the nicer side of the State Line. Check this "enthusiastic" note from a friend of the blog:
Tracy: Shawnee City Council Loses Its Mind. Grabbing Tax Dollars & Now Private Land
"Are you kidding me?" Shawnee cannot manage what they have, and now they want to STEAL private property (that has been used similarly for a long time)--through a private taking--eminent domain?
This is sneaky. It's not right. I asked that it be tabled...till after the May 21 Mail in Ballot vote. Crickets, no response. No quotes, no comments from the council which debated this secretly in the back room.
Shawnee Council has lost their mind. Gotten greedy. Willing to steal private property, when other land is available. This is outrageous greed and manipulation. Right up there with the famous Keto/little pink house case re eminent domain that went to the Supreme Court.
And where might Shawnee GET the millions of dollars to PAY for taking private land? The city does not have cash for this. How broke? So broke, they are hoping to raise our property tax mill levy by 52% forever. Without saying so in the ballot wording. IF they only raise it 2.919 mills, which they refuse to commit to or explain on the May 21 Mail-in ballot for the $54 million Shawnee Community Center...which they call $38 million, since they refuse to mention 20 years of interest.
One guess. In July, if the SCC passes on May 21, Shawnee Council reserves the right to set the mill levy at ANY rate during the budget hearings. Emboldened after the great Shawnee Swindle, they would be forced to tack on several million more tax dollars!
To buy a park official a new and better garage/warehouse for his mowing toys. AND kick a good business out of Shawnee.
You decide . . .