The latest political gambit from City Hall deserves attention because it has been effective at quieting criticism of the mayor for the moment.
Here's a glimpse at local small biz hoping to get a break on KCMO costs and dutifully complying with the 12th & Oak honcho . . .
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The mayor suggested that businesses could soon see a reduction in fees from the city. "Any type of help for small businesses is appreciated, especially when it is cash, such as a permit fee as opposed to a tax break, where you have to be profitable in order to make a tax break work," Andy Rieger, president of J. Rieger Company said.
Whilst that kind of groveling isn't pretty, it's a sign of success for the Mayor amid an apocalypse for local small biz.
Of course we'll have to see if there's any follow through on the mayor's promise but here's the punchline . . .
KANSAS CITY SMALL BIZ IS SO DESPERATE THAT EVEN A HINT AT A DISCOUNT HAS INSPIRED COMPLIANCE!!!
In the long run this strategy of appeasement won't work as one biz after the next shuts down.
But for the moment, forlorn merchants will be forced to play along with Mayor's Q leadership charade whilst Kansas City residents are reminded that silence is purchased for cheap in this dirty little town.
Developing . . .