Monday, September 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES EXPOSED!!! FROM MORE E-TAX TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA: CHECK THE 2021 AGENDA!!!



Despite outward appearances, there is actually a plan in place at City Hall. Sadly, most municipal government schemes focus on more efficiently transferring cash and power from residents to politicos . . . Usually by way of way of higher taxes.



And so, whilst we would all like to believe that politicos care about human dignity, equality, justice and other campaign season buzzwords . . . Politics is mostly about moving around other people's money. But that's enough barrio philosophy for now . . . If only because the goals of 12th & Oak are slightly more interesting and laid out for us in a document that has been heretofore unnoticed. 

To wit . . .

Here's how KCMO is planning to start the new year . . . Mostly by making sure tax revenue is secure. Checkit:

RESOLUTION NO. 200780

Establishing the City of Kansas City’s legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2021 session of the Missouri General Assembly.

WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly will convene on January 6, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the City has engaged in a process to identify its major priorities and positions for the General Assembly; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. MAJOR PRIORITIES. That the City adopts the following major priorities on matters that may come before the 2021 session of the Missouri General Assembly:



1. Earnings Tax. Oppose any effort to undermine the Earnings Tax and support the extension of the Earnings Tax renewal period to strengthen the City’s bond rating.

2. Public Safety. Support legislation that addresses violent crime prevention efforts and support legislation that addresses our regional jail and corrections needs.

3. Affordable Housing. Re-establish support for low income housing tax credits and enhance support for programs that incentivize the production and preservation of affordable housing units.

4. Medicaid Transformation. Support expansion and reform of the Missouri HealthNet (Medicaid) program to increase health care coverage for the region’s most vulnerable populations and reduce costs of uncompensated emergency care to hospital and safety net providers.

5. Transportation Funding. Support efforts to raise new revenues and allow state funding to address all current and future transportation needs, including the provision of zero-fare transit and expanded bus service so KCATA can better serve Kansas City’s workforce and employers.

6. Preemption. Oppose any efforts to undermine local control for Kansas City, including any new state requirement or state budget decision that does not include adequate state funding.

7. Economic Development Incentives. Support existing state economic development tools.

8. Workforce Development and Education. Increase state investments in local degree and credential granting institutions and training programs that prepare Missouri workers for high-demand, high wage jobs.



9. Expanding Access to Democracy. Support legislation which allows for early voting and same day voter registration.

10. Buck O’Neil Bridge. Support state funding for the Buck O’Neil Bridge and oppose any reduction in the state’s funding commitment.

11. Discriminatory Laws. Oppose legislation that would be reasonably viewed as discriminatory toward any citizen of the State of Missouri and harmful to its economy and support legislative efforts to provide additional protections under the Missouri Human Rights Act, such as the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), to prohibit discrimination in employment and housing.

12. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Support legislation to create a strong statewide prescription drug monitoring program that will effectively function with county and local efforts.

13. Promoting Tax Uniformity in the Accommodation Industry. Support amending Missouri Revised Statutes Sections 92.325, 92.327 and 92.331 to ensure residential dwelling rentals are subject to the same tax obligations as similarly situated accommodation providers.

14. Sales and Use Tax Parity (e-commerce). In the wake of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., Chapter 144 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri should be amended to ensure that Missouri eliminates the disparity in tax rates (both sale and use; local and state) collected by in-state local businesses and out-of-state sellers, specifically ensuring the collection of tax on internet purchases, without a rollback of existing tax rates.

15. Sales Tax Cap. The city opposes any efforts to enact sales tax cap legislation, especially any legislation that puts the city in competition with other jurisdictions in a race to the ballot box.

16. Receiverships for Vacant Property. Support amending Missouri Revised Statutes Section 82.1026 to provide that the receivership remedy applies to vacant nuisance properties.



17. Medical Marijuana. Support state legislation that creates an equitable licensing program designed to increase ownership participation among communities that have historically been negatively impacted by the war on drugs and that includes a scoring bonus of ten percent for minority and women's business enterprise applicants.  ##################

Did ya make it this far???

Good for you!

Now we'd like to remind our more progressive readers of an incontinent fact . . .

DESPITE PROMISES TO BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS, LOCAL CONTROL OF KANSAS CITY POLICE FAILED TO MAKE THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE 2021 AGENDA!!!

This is probably for the best . . . 



And so, people who actually know how local government works will review this list and realize that it's mostly a cynical taxpayer money grab focused on a desperate search for revenue amid the coronavirus recession.



Still, it's easy to get distracted by "social justice" posturing that is NEVER a higher priority than making sure City Hall gets paid.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good list TKC but you should probably do another post on this: This list basically warns us that we're going to see another sales tax spike.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Truth.

Anonymous said...

Local control was a BAD idea. Glad they are forgetting about it. Shhhh. Don't remind them.

Anonymous said...

Priority number seven on the list is actually the number one financial issue for KCMO.
And, if there's any money left after all the bonds for failing "projects" are paid out of the general fund, then a few dollars may be available for all the other "priorities" listed.
For a municipality that's well-managed, a budget document actually sets priorities.
KCMO is jerked around by one out-of-town idea, insider deal, or intimidating demanding group after another.
Just get in line and get added to the list.

Anonymous said...

What a liberal high taxed ghetto.

Anonymous said...

I’m moving out this bitch.

Anonymous said...

Bike lanes would be meaningless faggotry

Anonymous said...

Between taxes and medical bills the stinking bastards are taking everything my family has. You know, a man might start to think he has nothing to lose. You know?

Anonymous said...

#3 low income housing tax credits benefit lots of folks - just not the poor. They generate lots of campaign contributions for both parties.

Anonymous said...


Vote for Joe Biden and the Marxist Democrat Party if you want higher taxes and a smaller paycheck.

Anonymous said...

ANTIFA RULES!

Anonymous said...

ANTIFA RULES!

Anonymous said...

ANTIFA SUCKS!

Anonymous said...

Even New York City residents are rebelling against the Marxist Democrat Party.

Brooklyn citizens painted a huge street mural that said "F*ck Cuomo and DeBlasio" similar to the BLM murals in KC.

Cuomo ordered the street mural removed immediately.

Anonymous said...

#3- Affordable Housing. Re-establish support for low income housing tax credits and enhance support for programs that incentivize the production and preservation of affordable housing units.

And the pathetic loser welfare suckers believe they get money when in fact it’s an add on to section ape housing.... which is for the landlord and not the renters who already get free housing anyway. These lowlife kcps edumacated fools are that stupid.

Anonymous said...

Do you all remember when sLIE went to jeff city and threw a fit because the state wouldn’t allow him to raise the cities sales tax to 18% ? The state capped it at 16% so get ready people, they want at least 18%. Hold on to your hats people, bald man bad hates whitey and he’s gonna raise the taxes at least 3% by this time next year and keep going as long as he’s mayor because white people need to pay for all the free shit for kolored people.

Anonymous said...

7:53 - You mean Cuomo ordered city workers to vandalize art? What a Philistine!

Bandit said...

LMMFAO!!!! And they think this is going to work?
不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不

I TOL' YA SO! pending...

Anonymous said...

Oops wrong thread.

Anonymous said...

7:22 about low income housing tax credits -- damn straight. and those low income housing tax credit hustlers are pretty aggressive - they even took down ex-governor revenge porn

Lord have mercy, if they are opposing a cap on sales tax (of 18% which seems roomy enough!) then that means they have intentions to raise the sales tax beyond that. What could be more regressive than a high sales tax? that is such a stupid way to raise revenues. you have to tax your wealth to raise revenues, not because "eat the rich" but, because, well, they have it, and can't squeeze blood from an empty turnip. the wealth to be taxed is not people's jobs, ok, it is the land wealth and Missouri does not tax rural land wealth anything near the level to pay for adequate services especially rural schools. that is all.

Anonymous said...

ANTIFA BLM go to prison. BYBY

Anonymous said...

9:24 - "it is the land wealth and Missouri does not tax rural land wealth anything near the level to pay for adequate services especially rural schools. that is all".

You are a complete Marxist idiot. The local rural property owner's taxes pay for the rural taxes. Plus, rural people are hard-working and take pride in their schools. They volunteer to paint and maintain their local schools, fund sports, marching band etc.

Rural schools are also safe. Wonder why ?

Meanwhile St Louis and KC receive billions in taxpayer funding for their schools and they are crime-infested, underperforming academic institutions.

Anonymous said...

If you want to know what really motivates KC government in all of its seemingly irrational actions, just look for the grift. It is all about paying off certain constituencies and keeping that grift going no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Paying off promises made to blm and antifa, this whole thing is about free shit, nothing more. Take notice that none of the priorities involve taxpaying citizens, nothing about infrastructure or anything beneficial to the people that pay for everything. This whole thing is about more taxes and giving it away to people who either refuse to work and live like normal people (blacks) and to the developers.

Anonymous said...

while i do believe in do not let tomorrow interfere with today i see no mention of making education better, mostly for the little tykes - that's your future kcmo.

Anonymous said...

^^I see the long cold spectre of death in YOUR future though so........

Anonymous said...

17. Pass law forbidding anyone from moving out of the city and or impose E tax even if you stop working in KC for 10 years. Just like California is trying to do. Greedy corrupt lazy city government will eat its self.