Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY STREET SWEEPING CUT AMID ALLEGED STORMWATER FEE SHORTAGE & ANOTHER RATE/TAX HIKE!!!
This story started from a tweet that earned cyclist & neighborhood outrage, now the local push back is rising beyond the middle-class . . .
First the confession . . .
Then the news . . .
KSHB: KCMO budget cuts street sweeping program
Since 2005, street sweeping has been funded through a stormwater fee that KC Water customers pay each month. The fee is about $2.50 per household.
KC Water is responsible for maintaining 630 miles of storm sewer, 53,000 storm inlets, 15 stormwater pump stations and 13.5 miles of levee. It all added up to more than the stormwater fund could handle, necessitating the $1.4 million cut in street sweeping.
"It seems like a big issue: one more city service eliminated despite increasing water rates. Also of importance for cyclists who are asking for hundreds of millions in new bike lanes. If they are going to be filled with debris, how useful are they?"
Read betwixt the lines on this one . . . Another tax increase and/or water rate hike is on the way despite the nasty quality of local pipes that haven't been fixed during the last few years of development-crazed misplaced priorities at city hall.
Developing . . .