Why Don't We Get To Vote On Kansas City World Cup Spending?!?

Don't try and hide behind the partisan blame game . . .

Amid tonight's celebration we notice Missouri & Kansas Republicans are also jumping aboard this gravy train.

Accordingly . . . We have only one simple question . . .


In fact . . . 

Nobody ever asked the electorate if global soccer tourism is the right approach for Kansas City. 

Going forward . . . It's doubtful if voters will ever get a say in the spending at the outset of a recession, a desperate need for more KCMO police officers given historic rising crime AND the ongoing housing crisis.

Again, as always, we share more optimistic perspectives . . .

Kansas and Missouri plan to spend a combined $60 million — $50 million from Missouri and $10 million from Kansas — on the project for stadium and infrastructure support.

Meanwhile, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city plans to improve public transportation from the newly renovated Kansas City International Airport and the center of the city. Lucas said the city is issuing a request for proposals for the project but did not provide specific plans or the total financial investment in the project.

“I look forward to the excitement ahead,” Lucas said, “as we continue to make Kansas City an international destination for sports, for culture, for business.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Mayor Lucas announces steps the city is taking for the 2026 World Cup

Story and photos by Max Goodwin Mayor Quinton Lucas announced steps the city is taking to support the 2026 World Cup hosted in Kansas City. The World Cup is the most significant event hosted in the city's history, and the event was attended by Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, along with several local politicians and dignitaries.

Millions in taxpayer spending planned to get Kansas City ready for the World Cup in 2026

Officials unveiled a new nonprofit organization to lead the charge in Kansas City's preparation to host the men's FIFA World Cup in 2026. Kansas and Missouri are spending money on the event, which is expected to bring fans from around the world to Kansas City.

Kansas City forms KC2026 nonprofit to prepare for World Cup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Preparation for the 2026 World Cup is in full swing in Kansas City. On Thursday, part of Kansas City's major announcement was the formation of the KC2026. The nonprofit will oversee strategy and deliver host city duties for the FIFA World Cup 2026 as well as planning, constructing and implementing all aspects of fan engagement for the event.

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