Tuesday, February 04, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CITY HALL FUNDING FOR KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SUPER BOWL PARADE ALREADY DEPLETED!!!
Local media has been politely ignoring the sordid topic of coin for tomorrow's big parade. Tragically, Kansas City taxpayers are on the hook for the party and the financial planning has been horrible.
To wit . . .
INSIDERS: PAYING BILLS FOR KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SUPER BOWL PARADE WILL BE TOUGHER FOR CITY HALL!!!
Here's the word with legislative text to back it up:
"In all the hype to show all the deserved support for the Chiefs, no one has asked who is paying for the parade. When the Royals won, there was sufficient Funds in Neighborhood Tourism and Development Fund to help with the costs. Around 1/3 of the cost, $100k was applied to the reported $350k parade cost.
"Thanks to the previous Mayor and the Office of Creative and Cultural Services, that fund is wiped out at the end of this fiscal year. It was mostly a result of one event, Open Spaces, (We know what a disaster that was) but it is also a result of ignoring Resolution #130321 that established a reserve fund for events and occasions just like this. Less than two years ago there was a reserve fund of over 1 million dollars, where is it today?"
"So, how is the City paying for this?"
The insider is absolutely correct . . . The legislation of the text:
"That the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee is hereby requested to create five-year plans to identify large-scale events that may require more than $100,000.00 in NTDF funds to assist in planning for such large-scale events, while concurrently funding equally important “small-scale” local events."
And so . . .
THE ANSWER TO THE READER QUESTION: "WHO IS PAYING FOR THE EPIC CHIEFS SUPER BOWL PARADE???" IS TRAGICALLY SIMPLE: KANSAS CITY TAXPAYERS!!!
So bundle up, check the parade website for more deets . . . And take a look at the KCMO hype clip for tomorrow's festivities:
Developing . . .