Despite happy talk about overcoming the pandemic, the virus has devastated local finances and will create a desperate need for austerity at City Hall. This fact of life has inspired a "conversation" about giveaways to greedy developers which may or may not force politicos to change their priorities and realize "job creation" can't start with exorbitant freebies.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 is breaking the working poor and forcing social change.Check the newspaper "reporting" on this truism that started the minute the KCMO shut down:
For years, tax-subsidized development has been considered essential to reshaping Kansas City. It has also drawn criticism for promoting growth in well-to-do enclaves at the expense of urban school districts and economically-depressed neighborhoods. In 2020, as demands for economic equality have grown, a movement to reform how and where the city encourages growth has gained energy.