Tuesday, October 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY COVID-19 HOMELESS CRISIS THREATENS BUSTED 2020 BUDGET!!!

There's no cash for hobos at City Hall as the weather turns cold. Advocates for this burgeoning community now warn of a disaster in the making. 

Conservative estimates of the local homeless population put the number at about 1,800 but anybody who has seen the hordes of beggars at every street corner around rush hour knows that number is far too optimistic. 

The fact is, the pandemic is going to make homeless life exceptionally treacherous this year and 12th & Oak simply doesn't have the resources to offer an assistance for the dire situation.

Here's the warning . . .

KMBC: reStart says it lacks resources, needs help from city hall

Deets:

"There was hope that the federal coronavirus relief bill would help. reStart asked the city for $900,000 to help with shelter, keeping people from becoming homeless and giving people places to stay right away. The organization received $72,000. Stephanie Boyer, reStart's CEO said she will tell a City Council committee Wednesday that $72,000 does not come close to answering the needs of so many homeless in Kansas City."

Developing . . .

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they can ride the streetcar? We're certainly spending enough money and tax revenue on that.

Problem Solved said...

^^^ You're missing the obvious. They can stay at the city hall tent city.

Anonymous said...

Finally, it's nice to see this blog focused on solutions.

Bandit said...

Once again Kansas Shitty...

I TOL' YA SO!!! Y'all have fun with that k?

The money was going to run out soon but I was told that it wasn't a problem. Suck it up buttercups! Your taxes will get hiked like it or not!

Anonymous said...

The downtown stadium is a bigger priority, screw the nearly dead homeless people amirite!

Anonymous said...

Priorities people, mayor mckneely promised blm/antifa all the money! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the mayor should furlough another 850 employees?

Bandit said...

There ya go 7:31. That's exactly right! Build a bigger stadium to replace the one that already can't be filled.

Anonymous said...

What happened to your budget, Stephanie?

Bandit said...

Q Ball happened.

Anonymous said...

Lots of room at 18th n vine too.

Anonymous said...

Actually bandit, I heard the new stadium is going to be smaller, it’ll have to be, downtown is way to small for a full sized ballpark. But look at the bright side, the astronauts will know where downtown kc is when the lights go on at night! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

$72,000. That's a lot of money to me. I guess if your homeless shelter is designed to pay salaries of those running the shelter, 72K won't go very far. But, if given directly to those who need rent payments, could help dozens of families for months.

Bandit said...

You can feed a lot of people for 72 large

Anonymous said...

Just take the millions that have been wasted for many years on all the fake totally ineffective "anti-crime" nonprofits and direct it to services for the homeless.
Even some of the $20million/year that the COMBAT tax generates could be used to help with drug addiction and its treatment.
Couldn't find a better time to make these very necessary and long-overdue decisions than a year in which KCMO is about to have record homicides.
And it couldn't be more clear that these make-work make-believe "organizations" have no impact whatsoever on crime, violence, and murders.
Two birds with one stone.
Suck it up, mayor mckneely!

Anonymous said...

^^^

BEST comment so far @8:26.

Anonymous said...

Agree that $72,000 could help a lot of people if it was used wisely. Sadly, that never happens in KCMO.

Bandit said...

Q Ball and Kansas City could fuck up a peanut butter and jelly sammich. Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

LUXURY CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL?

24 stories, 800 rooms, $325M project
The missing piece to make KCMO a national convention magnet?
A scheduled April 2nd grand opening with fully booked reservations
Pushed back several times to a soft weak opening for curious locals.
Hotel revenue taxes down 80%, and restaurant revenue taxes down 45%.
125-150 meetings cancelled since the coronavirus.
$35M bond sold, with $2.6M due in 2020 from the City.
$100M due over 20 years for management/catering fees the City agreed to cover.

Housing the homeless in a their vacant luxury hotel taxpayer boondoggle...PRICELESS!

Bandit said...

How come nobody will admit that the Emperor Q Ball has no clothes? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

The City is poised to spend over $120,000 to build a playground on privately owned property in Beacon Hill. But those residents are wealthy and vocal supporters of local politicians, so the expenditure is justified. If only the homeless were more reliable Democratic Party voters, they might have cashed in as well.

Anonymous said...

This is Q-Ball’s fault. KC is a dump to avoid.
Bankrupt with the only choice being to tax it’s
residents for his ineptitude.