Tuesday, March 03, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY WATER & SEWER RATE INCREASE UNDERWAY!!!
Life in Kansas City continues to grow increasingly expensive as politicos move to champion both tax & utility rate increases without regard to the impact on residents.
Accordingly, our blog has FIRST NEWS on KCMO Water & Sewer rate spikes planned under the radar and whilst customers continually complain about infrastructure & services.
Special thanks to the MOST KICK-ASS KC INSIDERS who want our blog community to know about a de facto EPIC tax increase hidden from the public so far.
To wit . . .
CHECK KANSAS CITY RAISING WATER & SEWER RATES BY 5% & 2% RESPECTIVELY WITHOUT EVEN ASKING VOTERS!!!
To be fair, recent cost in living increases would make rate hikes a tough sell to the voting public . . . But the point here is that voters don't have a choice and so far City Hall has done a great job of keeping this one quiet whilst the public drowns in debt.
Here's the unsigned and mostly anonymous request:
Ordinance #20168: Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Sections 78-6, 78-8, 78-10, and 78-11 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for water service and impose a five percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Water Fund’s gross revenues derived from water services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.
Ordinance# 200169: Amending Chapter 60, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2 and 60-3, and 60-9, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for sewer service and impose a two and a half percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Sewer Fund’s gross revenues derived from sewer services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.
Tragic supposition and the punchline from the fact sheet:
"This rate increase will contribute to sustainability by ensuring adequate capital reinvestment in the system and maintaining service levels, which in the long term will keep overall costs manageable for maintenance and operation of the water system."
You decide . . .