Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Begs For COVID Cash From Prez Biden

Quick presser note from the city hall honcho thankfully refocuses 12th & Oak attention to Kansas City's 50-MILLION budget shortfall.

Here's the word . . .

Mayor Lucas, Mayoral Colleagues Call On New Congress To Swiftly Approve Direct Aid For Cities

Money line . . .

Kansas City fell under the required population threshold for direct CARES Act funding last spring, losing out on millions of dollars for the Kansas City Health Department for testing and contact tracing, the Kansas City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, the Kansas City Police Department, and facilities sanitation as Kansas City worked to slow the spread of COVID-19. Direct aid to cities is vital for Kansas City as the City works to inoculate our community.

President-Elect Joe Biden has proposed a comprehensive package of relief measures that includes $350 billion in direct aid to state and local governments and a national vaccination program. The bipartisan group of 284 mayors today wrote to Congressional leaders, urging them to take swift action.

“With few exceptions, cities have been largely left without direct federal assistance,” the mayors wrote. “The lack of adequate support has resulted in budget cuts, service reductions, and job losses. Sadly, nearly one million local government jobs have already been lost during the pandemic. Our essential workers deserve federal relief like any other sector. The $350 billion in direct relief to state and local governments included in President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan would allow cities to preserve critical public sector jobs and help drive our economic recovery. Providing direct, flexible aid to cities is the most efficient and immediate way to help families and their communities who have been suffering for far too long.”

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Comments

Anonymous said…
Oh, they'll print up as much money as he needs. It'll be worthless, but he'll get the cash soon enough.
Anonymous said…
Send bitcoin!
Anonymous said…
Buy gold - now.
Anonymous said…
It's about over.

WHO just moved the goal posts, pcr testing changed.

Now that election over and biden can take credit will have fewer positive tests and cases.

The dem media panic plague served its purpose now its time to divy up the stimulus money and get your cut.
Anonymous said…
Lucas wrecked Kansas City for political reasons with the hope of being reimbursed. Fuck him. I would not give him a nickel
Anonymous said…
This has been the plan all along. Democrat mayors letting their cities burn; closing businesses and causing as much misery as possible on the promise from the Biden campaign that they would get millions in return after he is elected. They've done their part. KC will get $150 million or so of printed Biden bucks, Lucas will declare that he's resolved the city's financial crisis he created and all the little people will be begging for scraps from his table because their lives are destroyed. I called it in June.
Anonymous said…
With the upside-down priorities KCMO continues to spend tax money on there's not enough money in all of Washington or even the world to keep city government afloat.
In fact, the money that Lucas desperately "needs" has already been spent.
The city needs tens of millions just to fill existing budget holes.
And the clueless gang at 12th and oak just keeps right on doing the same thing.
Don't look for more street repair, water system improvements, or evven better trash pick-up.
Sad.
Citizen said…
Everybody knows that most of the Republican and Democrat politicians are just making deals and they do not care about the people! It is all a setup because "One hand exchanges the other with dirty bloody money"! The politicians do not live by the same rules as we the people do! We are used to it so we endure!
Anonymous said…
Professor McDrinkerson sobered up just long enough to beg for money.
Anonymous said…
Beg all you want Q. This is your fuck up. Even federal dollars won't fix this clusterfuck.