It's true that after COVID and serious economic setbacks, local leaders are right to seek continued investment inside the loop given that locals have dedicated HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS to restoring that section of our cowtown.
What's missing is a vision for Downtown Kansas City life going forward.
So far, we're stuck with a bunch of hipster scam artists who mistakenly believe that green space and vegan restaurants will bring more visitors to the urban core.
Let's make it plain . . .
Downtown Kansas City was only a truly vibrant place when prostitutes, boozing along with illegal gambling and drugs dominated the nightlife of the city center.
That is reality and part of the historical record.
Go ahead and believe all of that stopped with at the conclusion of the Pendergast era . . . When, in fact, narcotics and cash in exchange for sex fuels far more of our local finances than anyone would like to admit.
Not so fun fact . . .
A cornerstone of the Kansas City economy has always been VICE.
Toy trains and so many silly attractions to lure families (ugh) and the middle-class are misguided and doomed to failure.
This town has NEVER been a place that people want call home and raise a family.
KC is nothing more or less than a way-station and a dump for locals who make their living by taking advantage of rubes looking for a good time.
That's still the case . . .
Only this time around the grift doesn't belong to pimps & gangsters . . . Elected officials and shady suits now lead efforts sell costly pipe dreams to naive voters.
Here's the latest scam . . .
"The Kansas City Downtown Council’s 10-year strategic plan envisions a different look for the city's core. But who gains and who loses in the development plan?"
That's an easy question:
Taxpayers lose. Taxpayer and homeowners ALWAYS lose in Kansas City proper for nearly 50 years running.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
The Kansas City Downtown Council's 10-year strategic plan envisions a different look for the city's core. But who gains and who loses in the development plan? Plus, we'll learn about the dangerous trek that many enslaved people in Missouri risked to reach freedom in Kansas.