Tuesday, April 07, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CORONAVIRUS PUBLIC SAFETY STIMULUS FUNDING AND TAX FIGHT EXPLODES!!!
Behind the scenes and very 'hush, hush' KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS hear City Hall tempers flare over the sordid topic of coin and debate betwixt first responders over dibs on federal stimulus.
To wit . . .
THE ONGOING KANSAS CITY POLICE VS. FIRE DEBATE RAGES AMID THE DESPERATE NEED FOR CASH!!!
Given that both Kansas City police & fire has suffered local COVID-19 infections and quarantines during this crisis, there is no arguing that BOTH of these organizations are confronting increased hardship and need.
KICK-ASS insiders clued us into this drama after a recent municipal election was delayed thanks to coronavirus: "The KCFD have a bigger problem with this postponement. The low turnout strategy to win a tax increase was essentially extinguished," a message send our way revealed.
On the record with local media and in our comment section, supporters of KCPD lamented that the public safety ask also didn't include cash for more, desperately needed, cops.
And here's where things get even more interesting . . .
AMID DEVASTATING CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC IMPACT AND DEBATE OVER FIRST RESPONDER PECKING ORDER . . . THERE'S TALK OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 TAX INCREASE DESPITE SO MANY LOST JOBS AND EPIC DEBTS AMASSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN!!!
Tax fighters would like to think that the public despises increased levies and, for many, that's accurate . . . However, efforts like the continually renewed E-Tax and many local sales taxes prove that a well organized citywid pitch can win easily.
And so, already consultants and public safety supporters are working to craft what would essentially serve as a "local coronavirus tax" as KCMO continues to confront the rising infection & death count of the pandemic.
Developing . . .