Friday, May 03, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STREET SWEEPING CUTS VIOLATE EPIC EPA STORM SEWER AGREEMENT!!! 12TH & OAK REVERSAL UNDERWAY!!!



Embarrassing but good news for Kansas City reveals an upcoming reversal on a service cutback that would have left local streets in even worse shape.

Remember that the KCMO budget cut the street sweeping program citing a stormwater fund deficit.

Now, the push back according to KICK-ASS INSIDERS . . .

CITY HALL RECENTLY LEARNED THAT CUTTING THE STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM WOULD VIOLATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EPA!!! 

The upshot . . .

BUDGET BE DAMNED, A REVERSAL OF THE DECISION IS NOW IN THE WORKS!!!

Kansas City, Missouri Clean Water Act Settlement is a tricky series of agreements and buried deep in the files is a requirement for the citywide street sweeping program to stay in place. Initially, there was hope that a half-promise to provide catch basin cleaning would satisfy the terms of the deal. Alas, City Manager Troy Schulte and water dude Terry Leeds had to step back from their slashing in order to cope with federal concerns.



And so . . .

While we don't hope for much improvement in the condition of local streets, it's nice to see just a bit of accountability at 12th & Oak despite the fact that it comes at the expense of a budget that CLEARLY is getting harder to maintain.



Developing . . .

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

KC rarely if every lives up to its agreements. Glad that this is the exception to the rule. Street sweeping is a basic function of local government, to eliminate it would impact more than sewers. Almost a quality of life issue.

Anonymous said...

Almost?

This week's sight that KC is getting desperate for money.

Sander said...

Do the math, what we're seeing now is the justification for higher rates. That was the reason for the cuts in the first place -- To put the story out there and show voters that the need for more taxes was about their "quality of life" and not just one of many cases of mismanagement.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

Anonymous said...

Typical of the James/Shulte Administration and ALL members of the current City Council.

Charge into some bone-headed impulsive action with guns blazing, then tuck your tail between your legs and scurry for shelter when the results of your failure to study the situation first come crashing down on your ass!

Airports, anyone?

KcORRUPT KcRUMBLING KcRIMMIE KcOWTOWN KcRAP said...

10:30 - told the truth, with kick-ass comedy! Thanks for some great Friday morning laughs.

Hyperblogal said...

It's election time when city candidates discover neighborhoods. Really bad optics to cancel street cleaning but not terribly surprising. Hope the reversal sticks.

Anonymous said...

The sewers are shit.


The roads are shit.


The schools are shit.

Anonymous said...

How the hell does the EPA have it’s hands on KC where it can dictate its street cleaning? That shit doesn’t even clean the streets it just moves shit around all over the place.

Anonymous said...

Fake it till you make it

Kansas City, MO @KCMO
Mar 5

Next strategy being discussed: Reduce financial impacts of the City’s @KCMOSmartSewer Program by proactively working with EPA to adjust the timeline for project completion and proposing additional green infrastructure solutions.

Anonymous said...

Street sweepers came by a week or so ago and sat around idling a lot of the time to what looked like the drivers scrolling on their cellphones, and then left messes and piles they didn't pick up.

World Class

Anonymous said...

^^Thanks for the tattle tell report Gladys Kravitz! Mind your own fucking business! Don't you have anything better to do????

Anonymous said...

Typical KCMO disregarding agreements and then having to eat their words.

Anonymous said...

12:22 PM

My pleasure geezer! Were you one of the drivers?

It really STINKS!!! said...

Yep. It's Killa Shitty. Shithole of the Plains. Shitty of Fountains. Flyover Shithole. Nationally Ranked #5 Most Murder Momentum Shithole. Dangerously Debt Burdened Per Capita Shitty.

WestportGloryHole said...

On a side note is anyone going to get pictures for the blog of the communist/antifa/resist weirdos gathering this weekend?

Super Dave said...

Kansas City, where they waste money on what isn't needed so they can't do what is needed.

See Something, Say Something, Sworn Statement, or Anonymou$ Tip$....MAGA!!! said...

So, what's your foul mouth going to say when the EPA, attorney general, and media receive proof of the city's failures.

Dash cams and data transmissions=inexpensive and easy!

And, some federal agencies pay rewards for reports of ABUSE, FRAUD, or NEGLIGENCE, committed by public and private entities receiving federal money.

Anonymous said...

That blonde in the top picture is stunning.

Super Dave said...

Mueller should have been in Kansas City doing his investigating. Corruption and underhanded dealings around here are a dime a dozen.

Anonymous said...

^^But he wasn't here was he? Huh dummy? Jeez.

Anonymous said...

Whoever slapped sLIE in the face with this information deserves a raise!

I’m sure they’ll be out of work by the end of the day though, sLIE can’t stand to have someone call b.s. on his scams.

Anonymous said...

First 2:35 yes you're a dummy for sure probably voting for Jolie.

Anonymous said...

Second 2:35 yes Sly needs to be in jail and how about just throwing them all in jail the thieving bastards.

Retro ROCKER said...

The money is going to the Downtown Train. It looks like they keep the Tracks clean even in the snow. WILL I SEE YOU TONIGHT ON THE DOWNTOWN TRAIN.

Super Dave said...

^^^^Hell No

Anonymous said...

Hell with street cleaning! We need another hotel.

Reality Speaker said...

They may give lip service to a street cleaning redux, but I wouldn't hold your breath awaiting it on your street (unless you live on Ward Pkwy).

The Richard Florida Show said...

"We need to be clear that ultimately, we can't stop the decline of some places, and that we would be foolish to try"

Anonymous said...

Give Florida some credit for counseling against "smokestack chasing" -- using tax incentives in a desperate, and sometimes self-destructive, bid to chase developers. And Florida himself, he notes, denies counseling the abandonment of struggling communities.

Apparently KCMO ignored this advise.

Anonymous said...

Glaeser beware regional populism.