Thursday, September 12, 2019

NEWSFLASH: KANSAS CITY TAXPAYERS STUCK WITH EPIC BILL IF OVER BUDGET DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL FAILS!!!

Apropos for #TBT, here's a glimpse at familiar promises often betrayed as KCMO taxpayers are ALWAYS stuck with the bill despite developer promises.

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When City Leaders Aren't Concerned, Taxpayers Should Be

In a recent story about cost overruns for the downtown convention hotel, City manager Troy Schulte said he wasn't concerned about the increased price of the hotel since cost overruns are covered by the developer."We are actually getting a better project with lower public commitment," Schulte said.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

As usual, the buffoons at 12th and Oak should have kept reading the documents after the third page of 450.
Fool me once?
No, fool me EVERY TIME!
They leave these negotiations wearing nothing but a big smile and their socks.
Anybody actually keeping track of the GO bond funds?
Which shell is the pea under this week?
And these clowns actually think anyone in JoCo or Wyandotte counties would be interested in joining them in a bi-state effort for a downtown baseball stadium?
Hahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

If you live in Kansas City, the government in going to take all your money. What difference does it make if it is the hotel, the streetcar, a downtown stadium or the Shithole at 18&Vine?

Retro ROCKER said...

Myself and Tonyskansascity readers have been saying this for years. Most of Tonyskansascity readers always hit the nail on the Head .But there are a few that constantly get it wrong. And The Star gets it wrong in some cases as well .I

Hyperblogal said...

Current hotels aren't full. More hotels coming online in addition to the 800-room convention building, Muehlebach has 150 rooms that are dormant. Conventions are down over past years. This has success written all over it.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet conventions are actually up. Weird.

Anonymous said...

What is weird is a chimpanzee with a keyboard! Be more entertaining,Chimpy. You're slacking today.

Anonymous said...

Conventions aren't up at all d****** one of the previous commenters was right there's actually a lot of empty hotels in KC right now. Get your facts straight. Weird that you don't know what the hell you're talkin about. Sorry I guess it's not that weird at all

Anonymous said...

Chumpy is on line, weird.

Anonymous said...

The hotel will turn into one huge ass money pit which will never show any return on one dime spent to build or keep it running.

Conventions are down and weird boy is an asshole. I use to do several conventions a year now I do one maybe two if that. The internet has made conventions obsolete.

Anonymous said...

@12:35PM-and yet you failed to cite your proof they're down. Fuck off. Weird.

Anonymous said...


That's OK KC residents love taxes the will vote or pay anything you throw their way. The ones who like it the most are the Hyde Parker's and those who live in Brookside. So what do ya say guys? YES WE WILL

Anonymous said...

There were 19,767 meetings and conventions held in Las Vegas in 2017, down from 21,864 the previous year.

If they are decreasing in Vegas you know they are everywhere. The industry goes to great lengths to hide the fact the numbers are dropping. Then you have places like Kansas City that don't have anything to offer besides a build and some hotels. Cities such as Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans all have something to offer that Kansas City does not. Nobody I know goes to a convention in Kansas City, they always are going to places like I just listed.

Anonymous said...

1:30 you didn't prove anything either so how about you fucking off?

Anonymous said...

^^and yet I proved you're a thin-skinned know-nothing, blabbermouth. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Who in the hell would book a convention in Killer Shitty? I mean come on!

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:49 you fuck off you thin-skinned know-nothing, blabbermouth who I see posts from all the time. How about you get a job you worthless turd. Oops, I'm sorry I shouldn't talk down to mental midgets such as yourself.

Anonymous said...

Create prostitution legal zones around these hotels. Instant success.

Anonymous said...

@8:13 Very progressive idea. We're getting better! Inch by inch it's a cinch....Go Bernie Go Warren. I just love progress.