TKC SNEAK PEEK!!! KANSAS CITY BUSTED BUDGET AND COVID CRACKDOWN WILL DOMINATE MAYOR Q'S SPEECH TONIGHT!!!

The Kansas City mayor is set to offer an important local update tonight via livestream wherein public reaction will be difficult to gauge.

The basics of the Mayor Q's remarks: "SEND MONEY!"

Without federal assistance KC will be bankrupt in a matter of months and "rainy day" fund that 12th & Oak bureaucrats are touting is mostly spent. 

Sadly, tonight's speech will likely start the push to maintain the E-Tax along with defending controversial decisions to continue COVID-19 crackdowns.

Bright side, the Mayor is set to announce greater KCMO participation in distributing the COVID vaccine.  

We expect there's going to be more talk about housing without much mention of the drama currently unfolding at convention center wherein the homeless are becoming increasingly unruly. 

Don't expect much mention of a historic homicide milestone achieved under the watch of Mayor Q. 

This speech is typically happy talk from every mayor and tonight won't be much very much different despite historically tough circumstances confronting local residents & biz. 

Check the speech via the Mayor's FB.

 Links . . . 

KCTV5: Kansas City mayor to give state of city address Wednesday

KSHB: KC mayor to lay out budget proposal at State of City Address

UPDATE . . .

SPECIAL THANKS TO KICK-ASS TKC READERS . . . HERE'S A GLIMPSE AT THE REMARKS WITHOUT HAVING TO LISTEN TO THE LAW LECTURER!!! 

Mayor Lucas Delivers State of the City Address

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas today delivered his second State of the City Address to the Kansas City Council and to Kansas Citians virtually due to COVID-19 at Winnetonka High School, where he previewed the Kansas City Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget, Kansas City’s continued COVID-19 vaccination and recovery efforts, and priorities for the year ahead.

The FY21-22 Budget will be formally presented to the City Council tomorrow, February 11, during Business Session at 1 p.m., followed by several public budget hearings to provide Kansas Citians an opportunity to weigh in on how their taxpayer dollars are being spent.

Regarding Kansas City’s budget, Mayor Lucas said:

“Like many American cities, the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant revenue reductions for Kansas City.

“Such a challenging year has left the City to make difficult decisions as we plan for the next fiscal year.  We have a leaner budget, but we also have a better plan to remove snow off the roads more quickly; to fill more potholes—10,000 of which we filled last year; to avoid utility companies tearing up newly-repaved streets; to ensure buses remain fare-free; and to efficiently deliver basic city services to all residents.  And we plan to increase by over $10 million our investment in road resurfacing and repavement to avoid the all-too-familiar concerns in Kansas City with crumbling roads, bridges, and infrastructure.

“Despite our positive changes and plans, we confront the reality of a revenue shortfall of more than $70 million as compared to last year’s budget.  The budget to be introduced moves the $70 million forecast shortfall down to only $15 million.

“As a child of a long-time government employee, I know that taking care of the people who keep this city running each day is one of the most important things we can do.  That’s why it was essential to me that no City employees will be laid off due to budgetary concerns.  No public works staff, no parks and recreation staff, no fire fighters or EMS, and no one in the Kansas City Police Department—despite what you’ve perhaps previously heard.  No officer will need to lose their jobs due to budget cuts, and no stations need be closed.  Instead we will right-size budgets in all our departments, eliminating wasteful spending, leaving most currently vacant positions unfilled.

“Every day, 7,000 people go to work for this great city and we will not leave them behind, even at this challenging time.”

Click here for full remarks as prepared for delivery.

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Comments

Anonymous said…
Any relief for all of the businesses he helped to shut down forever?

Doubtful.
Jc said…
Q has had tougher challenges that any mother mayor if KC's history. Considering the circumstances he's doing exceptionally well. KC could be in worse shape like other cities during COVID. The mayor deserves credit for keeping people alive and safe.
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…
Sure Jc keep drinking what ever craft beer you're on. Lucas has done so much damage to Kansas City this town will be years trying to recover once we get his lame butt out of office.
Anonymous said…
ITS TRUMPS FAULT NOT MILKDUDS
Anonymous said…
I just texted Mayor Lucas a little bit ago and asked him how he was going to explain that KC is dead ass broke. Curious to see what the answer is. Doubt I will hear anything back until later tonight since he knows that I post here and he's probably busy going over the bullshit excuses.

Not threatening the man and would never do so but I do expect solid answers and not rhetoric or the race card, both of which I got recently. That's a cop out. If life is so unfair for people of color, how did he ever achieve the office in which he now sits? Surprised the goon squad hasn't showed up here yet.

“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” Leadership is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. Mayor Lucas can't seem to do the right thing whether anybody is watching or not.
Anonymous said…
well..some good news out there..

the NBA now will require that smirking jew Lib douchebag Mark Cuban to play the National Anthem
Anonymous said…
Jc, you're completely silly. Thus mayor has proved his incompetence since day one. Literally every visible decision he has made has led to disaster. From kneeling to rioters to the debacle of the homeless in Bartle Hall, the only thing that’s clear is his failure and his relentless desire for self-promotion.
Anonymous said…
Frankly I'm surprised he has the nerve to dare present himself to the voters and community he's failed so utterly. Then again, it is an opportunity to virtue signal for a press that won't hold him accountable despite his disastrous time in office. Murders, bankruptcy, real problems? It's like where is he? But if there's a selfie opportunity he's the first responder.

Grade F. Go back to teaching college freshmen.
Anonymous said…
If the City would repave the roads they wouldn't have so many potholes to fill. Some streets look like they have been completely patched.
Anonymous said…
Take a Knee Lickass worst mayor ever.
Anonymous said…
You forgot about the un needed new airport.
Anonymous said…
Hmmm cities, counties and states that did promote the hysteria are doing very well.

Will Q address that?
Anonymous said…
Will Mayor McDrinkerson be able to stay sober long enough to lie and distract from his ridiculous failure? We shall see.
Anonymous said…
Lucas stated that the city budget was in a $70 million deficit, but somehow already $15 million has "been found", so the hole is really "only" $15 million.
How do you "find" $15 million?
Does anyone at 12th and Oak actually KNOW how much money is available and where even more "might be found"?
Anybody checking under Sly's mattress?
What an operation!
Anonymous said…

Lucas gives state of the BS address.
Anonymous said…
DO NOT RENEW THE E-TAX!!!!! IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE CONSERVATIVE, WHITE, OR LIVE
OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN, THOSE DOLLARS GO TO DOWNTOWN INTERESTS, ADMINISTRATION INSIDERS, PEOPLE AND GROUPS WHO HATE YOU. YOU ARE FINANCING YOUR OWN DOWNFALL IF YOU VOTE YES.

They pray voters have not figured out their money will just continue to benefit the insiders, lawyers and BLM.

THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY WE CAN PROVIDE THAT WILL CAUSE GET THEM TO RECONSIDER THEIR PRIORITIES. IT WILL STILL BE BIKE LANES, TOY TRAIN EXTENSION AND THE LIKE, VS STREETS AND SEWER REPAIR AND MAINTANENCE.
Anonymous said…
“During all but seven of the full 36 years of my life, over 100 lives were lost to homicide—that's nearly 4,000 Kansas Citians murdered since 1984. Although the trends nationwide have increased in the past several years, and even more so during the pandemic, this is not new to Kansas City.”

What he’s not mentioning is that at the beginning of slies first term as mayor, and petersucker starting as prosecutor in 2011, nearly two thousand people have been murdered.
Anonymous said…
The good news is how much pole he smoked down in Tampa.
Anonymous said…
i tink d'budget shortfall going to be mo
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Anonymous said…
I don’t care what color you are vote no on the E Tax.
Anonymous said…
Don't worry, I hear McKneely has called Gloria for advise on how to stay in power despite everyone hating you.
Philip klein said…
My prediction is finally come true I protected from the '90s that the city was heading toward bankruptcy giving away the baby in the bath water as you would say with all Tiff money that have financing money they been giving away to billionaire developers and taking away money from the schools and for the library system this is exactly what happened to Orange county California in 1970 what they're doing now is Peter is paying Paul and they're stealing from other funds to keep a float but when the whole gets bigger they can no longer fill it and that's what we're seeing is a corrupt government that goes all the way back to cleaver and every other mayor who would had in there since
Anonymous said…
TOP PHOTO -- THE LAW LECTURER

Insiders report that Quinton has been reviewing his notes from Bankruptcy 101!!!
Anonymous said…
You ever heard of sentences and punctuation, dude? Try them. They're cool.
Anonymous said…
I DID send money!!! Well, sort of. I sent $60 and change for 2021 business license bc his ship steering cut my business in half. 2020's biz license was based on 2019's sales which were 50% less so they owed me $$$. The $60 was just because there's a "minimum" to maintain a business in KC.