Saturday, October 31, 2020

New City Manager Confronts Skepticism And EPIC Kansas City Coronavirus Debt

With the big vote just days away and the pandemic growing worse, the only thing we know for certain is that "many sides" of the political spectrum don't have much faith in city hall right now.

And so, the most powerful city hall leader slides into place with built-in opposition on the council and the very real threat of impending bankruptcy.

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New Kansas City manager fields concerns as $70 million budget gap looms

Brian Platt said he wants to learn as much as he can about the city's issues in the next couple of months. Kansas City faces a $70 million budget shortfall brought on by a steep drop in tax collections due to the pandemic.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word has it Major Bondholders are going to require the City of Kansas City to cut its pension plans and lay off workers to meet its bond payments.

Another Democrat Party disaster.

Pelosi is holding up American's stimulus checks to tack on a couple of $ Trillion to bail out failed Democrat Party controlled cities like Kansas City, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco etc.

So Americans suffer for Pelosi to pay government bureaucrats more and to save their bloated pensions that non-government workers are funding via taxes.

Anonymous said...

I bet the city would love to get local control of the PD and raid the police pensions.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +1000000000

Anonymous said...

If Pelosi is able to tack on another $2 trillion to our national debt by bailing out Democrat Party controlled city governments like Kansas City, the funds will be wasted on bureaucrat salaries, bureaucrat bloated pensions, and stupid incentive payouts to entities like the Toronto Raptors to relocate to Kansas City.

Not one dime will be spent on street repair, water and sewer services, street lighting, law enforcement, health services, schools, etc.; the basic services taxpayer funds are supposed to provide to its citizens.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cat fight is brewing between gopher boi and mayor mckneely over who’s gonna get to be the wife of the new guy!

Anonymous said...

Bingo 9:53 - that is the sole reason the Marxist Democrats want to obtain local control of the Police Department to raid the KCPD pension plan for payouts to cronie consultants, developers and line politician's pockets.

Anonymous said...

Gasoline prices are currently $1.79 per gallon.

That's an extra $20 per week in your pocket book; an extra $1,000 in your pocket book annually in gas price savings to commute to work.

Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and you will soon be paying $5.00 + per gallon for gas to fund Bernie Sanders and the Communists Green New Deal.

The first time in 50 years, the United States is energy independent. No more Middle East wars for oil.

However, Joe Biden and the Marxist Democrats want to eliminate our energy independence and make us beholden to the Arabs once again. Stupid.

Trump has brought back and will soon bring all American troops back home from the Middle East and Afghanistan. Who wants to go back to constant wars in the Middle East like we have experienced the last 50 years.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden has publicly said he will end President's Trump's tax cuts initiated in 2018.

Each American will pay $2,000 more in income and payroll taxes when Biden eliminates Trump's tax cuts.

$2,000 of your money will go to fund more government bureaucrats and pay-offs to those who don't work so they will vote for the Democrat Party in the future.

Anonymous said...

Cut a few assistant city managers, fix the top heavy water department and aviation department. Big salary savings. Make everyone furlough, except maybe KCPD. KCFD blows through their overtime, so sure there are some savings there.

Anonymous said...

City council will be against him primarily because of identity politics. Q-Ball hired hime because he thought the guy was cute.

Anonymous said...

Republicans wouldn’t offer pensions to government workers in the first place so...

Anonymous said...

^^^ wrong dummy, why spread such a stupid lie? Because you are stupid.

Anonymous said...

Somehow it seems unlikely that the new city manager is going to find answers to the $70 million budget shortfall walking the streets Lucas and Hernandez.
All entertainment, all the time.
And the Star is speculating that none other than Jason Pander may be in line for a cabinet job in a Biden administration.
I wonder who phoned in that idea!
And those "reporters" actually bought into it!
Hahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

^^Yeah.
Jason and Mayor Pete together. Sweetie-babies.

He will boot Chasten's ass out onto the street, toot sweet.

Go for the big settlement, Diana.

Anonymous said...

THE BLACKS BROKE IT AGAIN. FIX IT WHITEY!

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- QUEERSPLAINING

New City Manager Platt relied upon City Hall interpreter Hernandez to translate the meaning of "deep in a black hole"!!!

Anonymous said...

Major Bondholders was in the Army, right?

Anonymous said...

He looks exactly like Clark Kent. Please let it be so!

Retro ROCKER said...

Great Comments. The Democrats running your City's and the country will be a Double wamme.I have seen the plan.

Anonymous said...

whammy

Anonymous said...

He's a hottie.

Anonymous said...

What’s the boytoy’s salary?

Anonymous said...

Did the position come with kneepads or does he have to furnish his own?

Unknown said...

Maybe he took a ride on the street car and took a look at all the bums enjoying free transit.

Anonymous said...

3 days, MAGATs. VOTE HIM OUT! LOCK HIM UP!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Idiot, if biden wins he will get impeached or better yet, die from covid or get the 25th amendment, the possibilities are endless on how fast he gets thrown out of office!

Anonymous said...

KCMO is hurt by all of these professionals who no longer work downtown and do not pay the earnings tax. Plus they refuse to re-think their bloated pensions and bloated staffing levels. Couldn't happen to a nicer crowd!