Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY ARTS COMMUNITY BLAST BUDGET CUTS!!!

An EXCELLENT BLOG POST ESSAY offers a spirited defense of funds for the arts that have been slashed for 2020. Read more:


Kansas City Budget Proposes Annihilation of Artist Resources

Last week, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas and Acting City Manager Earnest Rouse announced the annual budget for FY 2020-2021. Among the budget, recommendations are the elimination of the Office of Culture and Creative Services (OCCS) and a $175,000 reduction of the Film Commission. These are two areas particular to Kansas City's arts community.

10 comments:

  1. And yet the KC Arts community said nothing while Slie James and Troy Schulte went on their anything goes and nothing matters spending spree blowing money like cocaine addicts.

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  2. All these budget cuts mentioned recently are made in order to pay for the convention hotel. The hotel agreement from 2015 was available for Quinton Lucas the then Councilman and ‘contracts law professor’ to review, debate and if necessary stop. Quinton either knew about these hidden $4 million dollar expenses OR did not read the agreement. He now owns these cuts and the convention hotel mess. What no one has addressed or reported is if that $4 million cost to the budget is a one-time hit or will it be $4 million cost every year like the annual $14 million of debt service on the Power & Light District.

    Let me repeat, Quinton is a contracts law professor and he did not know about this $4 million hit that was certainly detailed in the contract with the Burke Swerdling group? Aka The Burk Swerdling JE DUNN group! WHEN will someone stand up for the tax payer when will someone stand up for what is right? Quinton you own this convention hotel debacle now. What other expenses are built into the 2015 agreement. Perhaps you can have your students explain it to you! Does anyone in city hall know what they are doing?

    SHAME SHAME SHAME

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    1. He’s not a professor. He’s a lecturer. BIG difference.

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  3. ^^^ Yup, a 'professor" professes to have the ability to teach, a "lecturer" teaches.

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  4. YEP ^^^ Both are paid to push an agenda... Not a big difference. $$$$

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  5. You’re missing the point, Quinton is part of the problem. He could have stopped this debacle but chose not to. One more time: is this $4 million hotel amount a one time or annual cost to the city???

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  6. ^^I don't know Maude, did you ask him? Why are you asking on here?

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  7. 8:22 Stupid comment, as usual.

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  8. ^^You meant to say this blog is full of stupid comments and 8:22AM is rightfully pointing out the stupidity on the daily. Didn't you? Thought so. That's why I fixed it for you.

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  9. 9:15 Oh stfu miss thang!

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