This morning we share a perfect example of why partisan blathering from our KCMO elected officials isn't a great idea.
Sure, it's fun to earn social media accolades for bombastic rants against Republicans. But, as the Midterms approach . . . Some people take that kind of chatter seriously.
To wit . . .
IN AN UPCOMING MISSOURI SESSION SMACKDOWN, REPUBLICANS ARE PROMISING RESISTANCE TO THE KANSAS CITY LINEAR BRIDGE PLAN!!!
In fact, making fun of KCMO attempting to glean ideas from New York City progressive urban planners is already a running gag among our rural neighbors.
A bit of detail about the scheme for those who don't remember . . .
The presentation made last Thursday indicated it would require at least $50 million to convert the 65-year-old span into a linear park, according to a preliminary budget prepared by the city.
No estimate was provided for the ongoing maintenance and operational costs of the bridge and park, or its potential ownership and management structure.
Meanwhile, Kansas City newsies are taking notes from city hall rather than asking questions about MODot Funding from Republican politicos who have far more influence over this process.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Although a $220 million replacement project spells troubled waters for the existing Buck O'Neil Bridge, Kansas City officials and other interested parties could be nearing a more serious look at salvaging the 65-year-old structure for a linear park.