Thursday, February 11, 2021

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: STRUCTURALLY UNBALANCED KANSAS CITY BUDGET NECESSITATES UPCOMING TAX HIKE!!!

The budget the mayor introduced today is pure fantasy and puts this town on the road to an economic reckoning. 

In fairness, we'll let city hall have the first word . . .

Proposed budget of $1.73 billion presented to City Council and Mayor

Money line . . .

Mayor Quinton Lucas and City Manager Brian Platt on Thursday submitted to the City Council a fiscal year 2021-2022 budget that addresses a $70 million shortfall without staff layoffs or furloughs while maintaining essential city services and even investing additional resources in key areas.

The financial crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the $1.73 billion submitted budget amount, which is $36.8 million less than the 2020-2021 Adopted Budget.

“In preparing arguably one of the most challenging municipal budgets of our lifetime, we thoroughly reviewed every single service we provide, every third party contract and agreement, and every resource we allocate to find unique and innovative ways to reduce costs with no impact to essential city services” Platt said. “We had a lot of tough decisions to make but I look forward to working with the city council and residents to continue discussions on how to best prioritize our spending in the wake of the COVID-19 budget crisis.”

Reality . . .

EVEN WITH PREZ BIDEN FREE MONEY, THESE NUMBERS ARE IMAGINARY!!! MAYOR Q AND THE NEW CITY MANAGER POSTPONE TOUGH DECISIONS AND HOPE FOR AN ECONOMIC REVIVAL!!!

Here's the word and a sneak peek:

"The might as well have just sent us all a Valentine's Day card that reads: "Love Ya! We're raising your taxes again." 

The budget isn't worth the paper it's printed on and involves us playing this silly shell game in hopes of a Biden Administration bailout that could be months away. I credit the council for at least suggesting some cuts but this document is a warning. KC is destined for quite a few tax increases that are going to frustrate homeowners and residents."

Check the links . . .

KCTV5: Mayor, city manager introduce budget to Kansas City councilmembers

WDAF: 'We will suffer': Many local organizations in fear over KC's $70 million budget shortfall

KMBC: With budget shortfall, Kansas City may cut some funds to organizations

Pitch: According to Mayor Lucas’ budget proposal, KCPD may face nearly $12M budget cut

Fox4KC: KCMO budget seeks to boost basic services, while cultural organizations see cuts

Developing . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

It'll be cool. Black Panthers will provide protection.

Reno said...

^^^

Lulz.

I wouldn't count on it.

They want to be paid too.

Dex said...

At this point the city's credit rating will probably tank in the very near future.

Anonymous said...


Hey Lucas admit you are a ignorant failure. You have no business sense and YOU are stealing from the city. You are a horrible RACIST and YOU are responsible for ALL of this mess. YOU are a poor specimen of a human!

Anonymous said...

MAGATS already mobilizing Meal Team Six to storm City Hall to capture and kill innocents. FREEDUMB!!!!!

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...

^^^^

Hey dipstick, I'm not going to sink my neighborhood just because you want to put another car in your Johnson County garage. Will vote to keep that tax on you. Sorry, not sorry.

Anonymous said...

What spending makes KC's budget structurally unbalanced? It is sure isn't spending on essential city services.

Anonymous said...

Tax murders for the big bucks !

Anonymous said...

Told ya Lickass took a knee on the neck of the tax base with the leftist mob months ago. The true power in town is insurance.

Anonymous said...

Just tell the Traffic Unit to write more tickets.... That’s how they have always handled budget issues. You know, there are no ticket quotas you can write as many as you want. If you don’t write at least 150 a month, you’ll have an unsatisfactory review. Right CY?

Anonymous said...

That's why I'm moving out of the city

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. Sad but true. If they keep it up the state attorney general Eric Schmitt will get involved and make an example out of kcpd

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on the Earnings tax. These “tough” decisions should have been made long ago, like stopping the flow of hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts to buddies and organizations. Now with a new fiscal officer watching the budget, it won’t be the fox watching the chicken coop anymore. But one group who will never suffer is Local 42. If you really want to make this city a lean, mean, street paving machine, vote NO on the E tax.

Unknown said...

You suck, Quinton and Clowncil.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy paying out the ass Kansas City. You did it to yourselves.

Anonymous said...

So refinancing Power and Light isn't going to solve everything like we were told? Shocker!

Anonymous said...

Tax their asses off Quinton! I haven't lived there in 6 months. SAVE THE CITY!

Anonymous said...

It's all going to be on you Kansas City. There are no outside people coming in to spend money there.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet there is. So weird!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Q suck dick for KC dollars?

Anonymous said...

^^Just because you do Karen, doesn't make it right.

Quinton Lucas, Closet Cocksucker said...

I suck duck on my own time and buttfuck the public on city time TYVM!

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