Wednesday, September 23, 2020

MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WARNS OF COVID-19 HARD TIMES: KANSAS CITY MUST SLASH $60 MILLION MORE FROM BUDGET!!!

There's a myth of a quick pandemic recovery for American biz and workers. Sadly, that's just another empty campaign promise. 

Accordingly, here's the social media money line from the embattled local mayor and a promise of fewer services for residents whilst our suburban neighbors snicker and enjoy urban municipal hardship that's also headed their way . . . 

"Due to budget challenges, our administrative staff in the City Manager and Finance Department have asked all City departments, to forecast reductions and adjustments needed to make to address a decline in tax revenues of roughly $60 million over the next year."

Accordingly, we're talking about more furloughs at 12th & Oak, continued cutbacks on trash pickup, maintenance and infrastructure repair . . . And inevitably; layoffs.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leawood will survive!

Anonymous said...

Yes but we still have money for bicycle lanes

Anonymous said...

And Murals.

Anonymous said...

Recall Bunch!

Anonymous said...

Wait till all those companies who took incentives to move to Killa Shitty wake up and leave for KS or MO outside KC - taking all that E-Tax revenue with them. $60M will seem like chump change.

Mayor McKneely's legacy will be exposed as someone with his head up his ass and bent over the puppetmasters running him. KC is getting exactly what it deserves having voted for this chump. Mr "I'm going to make the city safe and fix the roads" has done nothing but paint a few roads and protect people that make this one of the most unsafe cities in the US.

Anonymous said...

Ditto. Safer places that are much more fun than fearing for you safety. Q reminds me of a kid. You tell him not to put his hand on the burner or he’ll get burnt. He does, then whines about hurting himself. Let Kansas City see how tax increases are met. He has started its demise.

Anonymous said...

Black leadership, black excellence, God help us!

Anonymous said...


So why not just close the city down it's been failing for years now anyway. You can't drive on the streets Quinton Lucas, sly James and others have turn it into a war zone, it's dirty it's falling apart it was a great city at one time so just lay everyone off and let it become a ghost town. There's no need for workers anyway nothing gets done but they sure know how to tax a spend. That's one thing Lucas won't have to worry about the idiots that vote more taxes they love that attention from the mayor and love shoveling that money into his pockets. That's one thing the mayor has going for him.

Anonymous said...


Bald bastard.

Anonymous said...

Between Q-ball and the upcoming Trump WIN, you better stock up on Ammo now.

KC is going to be on fire.

Anonymous said...

there is nothing positive to say about the metro.

Anonymous said...

No worries! George Soros is sending $60,000,000. to the city to save us! He is so unselfish and cares for the average American. i dont know why, as he is Hungarian. But I believe!

Anonymous said...

Many metro areas doing worse. Feds will send money.

Anonymous said...

Feds should send money to help these cities but trump and republians say no. Way to go white people.

Anonymous said...

Why send money to cities that don't use their own resources properly? I dont want my tax dollars to subsidize a city who spends money on toy trains and BLM murals. You chose those things, so deal with the budget impact.

Yeah, I'm white. Who cares? Stupid wasteful spending is colorblind.

You are just stupid.

Retro ROCKER said...

Kansas City Missouri needs to elect,an ORANGE MAN. QUENTON IS A BANANA REPUBLIC MAYOR. AND like most BANANA REPUBLICS,They will fall.

Anonymous said...

My pokeeta!

Anonymous said...

And yet, the city recently spent $8 million to continue funding of the street car. Incredible incompetence.

Anonymous said...

But da water in KC taste like garbage now so all is well! We back to normal here! Pothole city, summertime killin’s, water bills through the roof and service cuts on the way.

Where are those new sidewalks and curbs dat I been payin’ for the last 20 years?

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

The shortfall is part of the effort of liberals to defund the city.
The KC Star started the effort when they had no idea how to exist profitably so cut people and advanced liberals and liberal ideas all in an effort to defund itself.
It then advocated and supported mostly liberals to run the Democratic city.
So naturally the city defunds itself.

The virus of Corana or Covad-19 was never the enemy.
It was the trick or treaters or whoever-is-the-flavor-of-the-month for libs to pass the buck on for their incompetence.

Wait until Hunter Burismo Biden takes daddy down the next few weeks.

Wake up KC and bite Republican for once and vote Cleaver out as well. How has he improved anyone’s life?

Trump 2020. Hawley 2024-2028.

Anonymous said...

I used to be one of those dumb white people who drove downtown each day to work in the city for 10 hours a day, only to turn around and drive home each day to my safe JoCo suburb. In return, I got the right to pay 1% of my earnings in an earnings tax to KCMO. They used that money to finance a welfare state, a failed school district, and a criminal class that would kill me if I ever strayed away from the downtown daytime "safe zone". I now no longer work downtown and will never work downtown again. You will never get my 1% ever again. I hope KCMO falls into the pit of hell, along with all of the BLM/Antifa losers who prey on people like me. I will never step foot down there again. And if I do, I will have the AR-15 and its accompanying 500 rounds in my car for protection.

Anonymous said...

If they cut out all of the grift balancing the budget might not be so difficult to do. Won’t happen though. The reason for city government is grift.

Anonymous said...

Federal money dried up and we on our own. Too bad it was mostly wasted.

Anonymous said...

5:59, California is proposing a tax on wealthy people that will apply years after they have moved out of the state. I hope they don't give Kansas City any like ideas.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet that's not true and you have zero idea what you're talking about. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Less than a year ago before the pandemic the Mayor was proposing eliminating all bus fares and making Kansas City one of the few larger cities in the U.S. with free buses. He said it would only mean losing $60 million of revenue that we could find elsewhere in the budget. I wonder how he feels about the future of free buses once the pandemic is over and they go back to charging fares?