Life lesson: Hottie international model Jordan recently downsized her celebrated cans because she felt the look simply wasn't sustainable. Similarly, the post-COVID economic reality might force Kansas City to reexamine our approach to development.
However . . .
FREE MONEY HANDOUTS FOR EVERYBODY CONFLICT TAXPAYER GIVEAWAY TOUGH TALK FROM OUR URBAN CORE FRIENDS!!!
Again and again, we'd love more consideration fiscal responsibility from every neighborhood in KCMO but the last time there was real cooperation against sketchy 12th & Oak scheming is when tax fighters united this town against a higher "science" tax proposed by a Jackson County political con-man who ended up in the federal pen.
But I digress . . .
The reality as U.S. hope for a post-COVID comeback hinges on EVERYONE is in line for government cheese from the suburbs to Wall Street and the urban core to the trailer park.
Nevertheless, we maintain the Northland soccer deal is better than most.
Over 30 years, developers project the field will generate nearly $200 million in new sales tax revenue for the city.
Opponents of the plan argue $36 million could be better spent on more pressing issues facing the city, such as crime, homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sadly, there's still no profit model in that locale . . . And there's a desperate need for MORE economic subsidy in the Jazz District -- Which might explain some of those "surprise" yes votes from our urban core council friends.
Also, the "teachable moment" from this scandal is that everybody loves free money.
Developing . . .