Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Kansas City Star Silent On Jackson County Property Tax Spike Whilst Endorsing Developer & Cycling Poster Boy Eric Bunch
The 4th District Kansas City Council contest should be fun. If the newspaper can't win an in-district council race in Midtown then they don't really matter anymore . . .
NEVER MIND THAT JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES HAVE NEARLY DOUBLE BUT THE SO-CALLED PAPER OF RECORD HASN'T MADE A PEEP!!!
And so, this pick will make or break Kansas City print media once and for all. Or at least extend their death spiral.
The Star endorses Eric Bunch for 4th District seat on the Kansas City Council
The contest is still anybody's game.
In the primary the margin was razor thin:
Geoff Jolley - 39% (3,336)
Eric Bunch - 37% (3,173)
And so . . .
TKC doesn't make endorsements. We only serve to provide snarky info slathered in cynicism with a side of hotness . . .
In essence, this vote is:
A fight betwixt a developer-friendly cycling activist who helped destroy Armour Blvd and wants HALF A BILLION BUCKS FOR BIKE LANES AGAINST A firefighter friend of Congressman Cleaver who likely wants to keep the City Hall PENSION GRAVY TRAIN running.
Meanwhile, the newspaper desperately wants to play kingmaker in a contest decided by less than 200 votes.
Developing . . .