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BREAKING!!! 12TH & OAK ANNOUNCE AUDIT OF VISIT KC IN THE AFTERMATH OF THEIR REPORT ON THE DOWNTOWN HOTEL ROOM GLUT!!!

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April 28, 2019

Long a skeptic of KC's need for affordable housing, City manager Troy Schulte spoke at Wednesday's glitzy opening of the taxpayer- subsidized Arterra luxury highrise. At the event, Schulte said the incentives were needed for the luxury apartment building, because of th...

April 22, 2019

Creating a vibrant, growing city is possible, but it requires patience and a commitment to basics: safe streets, good schools, cultural amenities, transportation options, progressive and inclusive residents. There is no magic dust that policymakers can sprinkle over pr...

April 18, 2019

In a recent KCBJ article the Cordish Company touts the high occupancy of its second, highly subsidized luxury apartment building.  With such strong demand why does City Hall continue to spend millions in taxpayer dollars to subsidize luxury living all in the same zip c...

April 12, 2019

An ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Teresa Loar, could be described as providing more nuanced option on incentives. It also could be described as patronizing, tricky or desperate.  The article is partially reproduced below.

Editor's Notebook: KC incentives cap questio...

March 26, 2019

To view the questions and the candidates' responses along with the individual scores given by the 8 participating graders, please click here

We'll be highlighting these in more detail in the coming days and encourage you to also do your own research on the importance of...

March 1, 2019

We created a survey of Mayoral Candidates and have responses from Canady, Glynn, Lucas, Miller, Reed, Taylor, and Wagner.  No reply from Justus.  We received a reply from Lee, but it did not respond to our questions.  We did not send a survey to Chastain....

February 22, 2019

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By Brian Kaberline  – Editor, Kansas City Business Journal - February 22, 2019

....The situation with New York and Amazon’s HQ2 project has captured national attention, with one side bemoani...

February 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: Ordinance No. 180928

The Coalition for Kansas City Economic Development Reform has released the following statement (and official request) to City Hall regarding our ordinance to limit tax incentives for luxury housing:

"Allowing the citizens of...

February 6, 2019

On Saturday, the KC League of Women Voters adopted this position:

LWV is a strong supporter of public education.  LWV is opposed to THIS Pre-K April 2 ballot issue because:

The tax is a regressive sales tax

The tax will be spent in conflict with the separation of church a...

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