A power move when money is scarce isn't exactly courageous but signals that city council has found their spine now that real estate speculators are short on cash.
Accordingly, today's public radio write-up touts tough talk from 12th & Oak but neglects much mention of the fundamentally damaged economy which forestalls a COVID comeback building boom.
Kansas City Schools Have Missed Out On Millions Of Dollars For The Sake Of Development. Will The City Finally Pull Back?
The Kansas City Council is once again tackling economic incentive reform, but balancing demands from schools and developers is proving a heavy lift. The issue has been debated at City Hall for years - advocates for schools and libraries argue that the arrival of luxury high-rises and office towers downtown has come on the backs of Kansas City's students, who miss out on millions of dollars when the city gives tax breaks to real estate developers.