Monday, June 17, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! NO MONEY FOR NEW KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL TO SPEND SEYZ 12TH & OAK INSIDER!!!
Kansas City credit cards are maxed out and the new politicos taking power will be confronted by tighter budgets and fewer resources according to City Hall insiders.
To wit . . .
FEAR OF RECESSION AND TAX-WEARY VOTERS THREATEN TO DESTROY THE HOPES & DREAMS OF NEWBIE POLITICOS ACCORDING THE AN INSIDER WHO HAS SEEN UNBALANCED CITY HALL BOOKS!!!
The insider asks:
"What are they going to build? There's no money! What new efforts will the lead? Who is going to pay for it? In this climate there's absolutely no will to raise taxes for any reason. THAT leaves this new crop with not a lot to do but twiddle their thumbs or hopefully try to keep their promises to neighborhoods in a cost-effective manner. Good luck!"
Beyond chatter, here are a few facts to back up this tragic narrative . . .
- Most economists are going on the record and warning that the recession is already underway.
- This year Kansas City voters rejected cute youngsters in need to education, any similar tax increase isn't going to have the benefit of pure intentions as voters are more than willing to SMACK DOWN even the most heartfelt plea from politicos.
- The city's budget continues to increase and there's not enough cash to cover big ticket items like upcoming bridge repair and the ongoing sewer crisis.
And all of this leads us to the crisis of conscience that awaits these future denizens of City Hall . . .
THE KCMO BUDGET DEMANDS MORE TAX INCREASES BUT NEITHER THE NEW MAYOR NOT COUNCIL ARE POPULAR ENOUGH TO PASS THAT CAREER KILLING VOTE!!!
Already Jackson County Exec Frank White is facing a revolt that will inevitably see him out of office. Another tax spike in KC would elicit near rebellion in the streets among overburdened homeowners.
And so, with no money to spend and no new projects to champion . . . It's clear Kansas City shouldn't expect much from these new political players who will be some of the least powerful elected officials assuming office in local history.