Thursday, August 13, 2020
KANSAS CITY STAYS LOSING AMID CORONAVIRUS BUDGET SLAUGHTER!!!
Here's the upshot that most local newsies don't understand . . .
Remember "Go Bonds" that former Mayor Sly passed to help fund infrastructure???
To wit . . .
TODAY COUNCIL MOSTLY DECIDED TO LOOT STREET & SIDEWALK REPAIR MONEY IN ORDER TO SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC CASH CRUNCH!!!
A few more implications . . .
Parks & Rec maintenance will be almost nil . . .
Don't expect potholes to be filled anytime soon and as Fall & Winter bad weather approaches . . .
Codes enforcement is now mostly a myth . . .
The cut is tantamount to roughly 4.5% for most departments
The Kansas City Police Department will see a 2.25% cut, or $5.4 million. The department has not yet outlined what positions or programs it might eliminate.
KCTV5: The pandemic is forcing Kansas City to cut its budget, a move that affects city workers and you.
KMBC: KC City Council sends plan proposing furloughs back to committee
KSHB: KCMO announces city-wide budget cuts due to COVID-19
Developing . . .