Friday, January 31, 2020
MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS PLEDGES 'BORDER WAR TRUCE' IN KANSAS CITY!!!
We talked a bit about this bold municipal pledge last night and in the light of day it deserves even more examination.
Remember that this move comes a little more than a month after Kansas City gave away tens of millions of bucks to Waddell & Reed in a move that sparked outcry throughout the metro.
In a recent social media post, Mayor Quinton Lucas proclaims:
"The Kansas City Council just passed our Border War truce ordinance -- preventing businesses from taking advantage of economic incentives by hopping back and forth across state line for tax breaks. Now, we're already turning our attention to the next steps we can take to ensure equity and opportunity throughout our region.
"I just announced, with Kansas City, Kansas Mayor David Alvey and Olathe, Kansas Mayor Michael Copeland, the creation of the Regional Committee on Economic Mobility to bring development to areas that have historically suffered from underinvestment.
"This Regional Committee on Economic Mobility has the potential to fundamentally change how the Kansas City region approaches the big issues facing our communities and I look forward to working closely with my colleagues on both sides of the state line to advance opportunity for all."
You decide . . .