Sunday, February 14, 2021

Kansas City East Side Hates Proposed EPIC Northland Soccer Complex

Kansas City is set to give final approval to a to a pricey soccer complex in the Northland that partners with Sporting KC.

There are legit concerns about funding and budget priorities during the pandemic that question the plan.

However, budget talk isn't any fun.

The real story: 

EAST SIDE LEADERS DENOUNCE CASH FOR THE NORTHLAND WITH DIVISIVE RACIALLY CHARGED SUBTEXT!!!

Overall there's a serious behind the scenes move to sway Black council members and "sympathetic" votes on the council with quasi-social justice chatter that attempts to derail the hum-drum plan. 

Here's the argument from a local "leader" delving into metro geo-politics:  

DON’T PAY FOR THE NORTHLANDS $36 MILLION DOLLAR SOCCER COMPLEX!!!

Money line:

"Currently, there is a $36 MILLION dollar soccer complex being advanced through city council solely for the Northland. $36 MILLION! The soccer complex is being pushed by a developer (Olson Engineering) & Sporting KC. The problem is that WE as tax payers will be paying this 36 MILLION dollars and there is not widespread public knowledge of the plan.

"We are not against a soccer complex being developed in the Northland whatsoever. We are against tax payers funding it. Especially because the burden to fund the project is ours collectively but the revenue will NOT be ours collectively. Public money for private gain is a problem in any climate."

Again, there are legit arguments against spending more cash on soccer.

What's more concerning is the thinly veiled and irresponsible language from leaders which seeks to further divide this community. 

Fact is . . . The proposed complex is "open" to everybody and the revenue model follows so many other public/private partnerships in Kansas City.  There's nothing really special about this deal. 

Still, it's not that we defend giving away taxpayer cash but we notice a trend from so many of our East side leaders . . . They only decry taxpayer subsidy when it doesn't benefit their community whereas far more committed KC fiscal hawks from throughout the metro denounce corporate welfare in all of its insidious forms. 

Because we want to encourage resistance to city hall payouts, we welcome these opponents of the Northland project to join opposition against cash for 18th & Vine and Downtown P&L District corporate welfare. 

If voters in Kansas City REALLY want to push back developer handouts then it's going to take real partnership that moves past petty neighborhood politics. 

You decide . . . 

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vote no

Super Dave said...

Developer funding and tax abatements has to stop.

Anonymous said...

Well, the Northland funds the police and fire department so maybe they deserve this.

Anonymous said...

Instead, support the blowout spending on warming centers and BLM street art..

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of money for a kickball field

Anonymous said...


Good for the Northland! They pay most of the KC taxes..so KC should FINALLY give them a little bit back.

Anonymous said...

no let's spend more money on Negro Leagues hall of fame. That's a real money maker!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Mayor Lucas and his staff can travel to the World Cup to present a Kansas City soccer ball !!

Stay winning KC; quit bitching about your putrid water, and Stalingrad streets !!

Anonymous said...

It would be really nice if shitty hall decided to spend some much needed money on whitey, every penny given to the kolored projects I’d used to buy Escalades, whitey up north could use new pimp mobiles too!

chuck said...

"Because we want to encourage resistance to city hall payouts, we welcome these opponents of the Northland project to join opposition against cash for 18th & Vine and Downtown P&L District corporate welfare. "

Exactly.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell are the Eastside Leaders? I really wish you'd use their names and the entity they represent instead of the blanket Eastside Leaders. It confuses White people. It also confuses the folks who live on the Eastside that don't know they are being lead by the anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Chris Goode is not an Eastside leader. He owns Ruby Jeans Juice. Not the same thing. Yeah, he sits on the Parks & Rec board and he drinks the kool-aid of the shake-down artists but leader? I don't think so.

Damn All Marxists said...

Maybe if the Eastside thugs stopped killing everybody they could have nice things too?

Anonymous said...

1:14 and he’s on the white side of troost too!

Anonymous said...

1:21pm Eastside leader must be Tony's way of saying the person is Black. If being used in this manner... that is racist. It's not racist to say Black business owner and P&R Board member so and so denounces such and such. It sounds better, is more articulate and perfectly captures the perspective of the person making the argument... but then, it just wouldn't be that relevant, unless the comments are made in connection with his Parks and Rec post. This clearly doesn't sound like an official statement. So...more of a rant.

Anonymous said...

Ia it possible the east side council leaders have had something to do with the poor roads, curbs, street lightens and medians on the west side of the city???

Anonymous said...

I agree against the soccer complex being funded with City funds. We just built a soccer park in Swope under Mayor Obese Fatty-McGaddy James and the prostitute City Councilwoman. Give it a rest on the soccer. I disagree with the headline and use of Eastside Leader in the manner its being used, which Goode does not qualify for. If my recollection serves he's in One or Two Light, which is also not on the Eastside. Just call him concerned Kansas Citian. He can be that all day long.

Anonymous said...

gotta pour more money down the drains of 18th n vine, citzel, new police station and subsidizing grocery stores and kcsd for blacks or it's racciiiissst!

Woody Pfister said...

18th and Vine Jazz Hall of Fame

3rd said...

agree with a lot of the comments here. Goode is pretending to be an east side leader. He wants to be an east side leader. He is out of his depth.

Anonymous said...

The Section Apes don't like anybody but them getting bennies.

Anonymous said...

^^ He wants to be a shakedown artist and pretend he's the next MLK like all of the other lovers who respond to the term Eastside leader, activist, etc. There is no such thing as an Eastside, Black Leader, etc. When these terms are used to identify or not identify people, it usually is camouflagging an agenda. Well meaning folks don't walk around calling themselves activists or Eastside leader.

Anonymous said...

Vote Yes on the Earnings Tax renewal, so we can keep spending tax money on entertainment districts, convention centers, convention hotels, parking garages for luxury condos and apartments, toy trains, stadiums and subsidize underperforming TIF's.

Anonymous said...

Heather Hall for Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Pave a field and let the chillens spin their cars to women hating rap music. BLM don't play soccer.

Anonymous said...

Another dumb idea by some white person.

Anonymous said...

guess they got their street lights turned back on?

Anonymous said...

KC Northland is losing millions to big facilities in Olathe, OP, Independence that host huge tournaments and leagues. Plus the Northland pays way more than its fair share of taxes and gets shitty roads in return. About time the Northland gets something nice.