Thursday, July 11, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: FUTURE MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WILL INEVITABLY BE FORCED TO SELL EPIC DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY STADIUM TO VOTERS!!!
During the camapign for mayor, Quinton Lucas said "we don't need" a downtown stadium and offered a clear rebuke to a developer-focused vision of Kansas City.
But people say a lot of things.
To wit . . .
AN EPIC AND TOP RANKING KANSAS CITY INSIDER REVEALS THAT QUINTON LUCAS MUST GET ON BOARD WITH THE PLAN FOR A DOWNTOWN STADIUM AS THE ANCHOR FOR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT STIMULUS!!!
Here's the word . . .
"What else is there? People aren't going to vote for schools or lower rent or any of the other stuff he really cares about. But bringing the Chiefs & Royals Downtown is probably the only thing that will excite voters in the next few years. We're looking down the long end of a recession so the jobs will be desperately needed. He might even be able to finagle greater minority participation than the token efforts that are always sold to the public. But the fact is, given that current tax climate and the electorate now soured on expensive living space. A downtown stadium is the only big ticket item with the kind of numbers to be competitive.
Everything else is a no-go."
A few more considerations:
- An East Crossroads Stadium closer to 18th & Vine already has support among many African-American leaders.
- A horrible baseball/football arena would garner even more support if Team Clark Hunt is able to rig the Super Bowl victory that everyone expects in 2020.
- Royals' World Series glory and Chiefs hype still dominate the minds of local voters. Meanwhile, for the most part tax fighters & Bernie Bros. socialists make great arguments against corporate welfare but have a tough time influencing election outcomes.
And so . . .
Kansas City might not want or need this monstrosity but make no mistake that the plans are already underway and the inexorable turnabout of Quinton Lucas on this type of development scheme is all but assured.
Developing . . .