Wednesday, March 18, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY BUDGET THREATENED AS HALF OF CITY COUNCIL UNDER COVID-19 SELF-QUARANTINE!!!
This week Kansas City continues on its way to passing a budget with half of the full council absent from public meetings.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN THAT MISSING VOTES FROM COUNCIL JEOPARDIZE BUDGET PRIORITIES!!!
Money for police, the film commission and other priorities can now be more easily shifted via a lower threshold for a majority.
Here's the word . . .
"I don't know why they're going ahead with the budget under these circumstances. It's a free for all and the council members now have even more leverage over how the budget will be determined with all of the absences. Through committee substitutes you could see some very wacky stuff getting taxpayer money including but not limited to pet projects, questionable programs and over-funded offices. It's basically open season because nobody is watching. While the world is justifiably worried about the Coronavirus; We're trusting City Hall to behave properly with an open and unguarded cookie jar of taxpayer funds. This has never worked out well in the past."
Developing . . .