Recent flooding has sparked local leaders into action and, per ushe, our KICK-ASS TKC READER COMMUNITY was FIRST to notice a big money vote in the works.
Here's the word . . .
"This is on city council agenda for 7/22/21. Has not even been published on a committee agenda. Noticed they just introduced it yesterday. KCMO is going to have a low turnout election for, if I'm reading this right, $1 Billion sewer bonds. Burns & Mac must need more work. Sewer rate increase coming forever."
Check the legislation for yourself . . .
Ordinance 210593: Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for November 2, 2021, the question of authorizing the issuance and sale of negotiable interest bearing sanitary sewer revenue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $1,000,000,000.00 for the purpose of rehabilitating, improving and extending the sanitary sewer system of the City in order to provide for its continuing operation and to maintain compliance with federal, state and judicial requirements; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; declaring the City’s intention to set rates; declaring the City’s intention to reimburse itself from bond proceeds for bond related expenditures, and recognizing this ordinance to have an accelerated effective; and establishing an effective date for the voter authorization.
Accordingly . . .
THE NEW BILLION DOLLAR SEWER BOND VOTE SIGNALS LOCAL DESPERATION TO FIX WORSENING KANSAS CITY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FAIL!!!
Related real talk: Most residents have been continually dissatisfied with KC Water and often hold up the institution as an example of why LOCAL CONTROL of any vital resource is dangerous.
Even better and in fairness, for those who forgot we share our all-time favorite local water promo . . .
Forgive the digression . . .
Whilst the EPIC upcoming vote isn't horrible news . . . Renewed complaints over rising taxes and water rates threaten to resurface as 12th & Oak takes on more debt.
Developing . . .