Friday, March 22, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY PET PROJECT FUNDRAISING PROMISES BETRAYED FOR NEW ANIMAL SHELTER!!!
On April 4, 2017, Kansas City voters approved an $800 million infrastructure repair plan comprised of General Obligation (GO) Bonds. The pledge from voters included Question #3 which hoped a public/private partnership would provide funds to build a new animal shelter.
The groundbreaking was slated for Summer of 2018 but has been delayed, in part, because Kansas City animal lovers and the KC Pet Project haven't lived up to their part of the bargain.
To wit . . .
PRIVATE FUNDRAISING FOR THE NEW KANSAS CITY ANIMAL SHELTER STANDS AT A PATHETIC 2% AFTER TWO YEARS!!!
The website was just updated today after these local doggie lovers spotted TKC and some of the best & brightest tipsters snooping around. This morning the total was only 1% . . . Here's the latest fundraising update . . .
Actually, this is a low ball fundraising glimpse . . . Here's what local animal lovers promised:
"In addition to the City’s $18M in GO funds contribution, the private sector will raise an additional $8M in construction costs, for a total construction cost of $26M for the 55,000-60,000 square foot campus facility."
Another fact check . . . In camapign materials and news coverage . . . KC voters initially were told they'd only have to pay $14-million.
To wit . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! THE KANSAS CITY PET PROJECT HAS FAILED TO LIVE UP TO FUNDRAISING PROMISES SO FAR!!! DOGGIE LOVERS ARE CONTENT TO LET TAXPAYERS PAY FOR THEIR NEW SHELTER!!!
About a year ago, our blog community broke this story and started public questions and MSM updated with promises that they were "confident" in their ability to garner funds. NOW . . . The activists who touted this election effort have failed to raise the cash they promised and look to City Hall and taxpayer funds to make up the difference.
Developing . . .