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The Trend Is Your Friend, Until It Ends

17councilsmilesShould Mayor Sly James, City Hall, and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority remain untouched by new knowledge and competition as it skims the cream from taxpayers to fund its own agenda and grants one privilege after another to its private-sector cronies?

Should The Kansas City Star, in their approval of a new airport terminal, downtown hotel, and all things streetcars while failing to acknowledge they are getting tens of millions of dollars in subsidies from taxpayers be trusted?

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Should the word of a Kansas City Streetcar Authority board member, who falsely assumed the public wouldn’t notice a generous property tax cut for 2015 on his personal residence on the streetcar line while supporting tax increases for others remain untouched and not held accountable?

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It’s All New Players In A Whole New Ball Game – Is there a glimmer of solace or comfort in the shift that begins today?  With some exceptions it is obvious we are not going to see any really new thinking,  just the same old song with a new twist. “After the downtown streetcar opens to the public in early 2016, James and other backers have long hoped to ask voters to consider extending the system. The likely next step — if the streetcar meets a strong level of success in its first year — should be to find the best way to pay to expand the line toward the University of Missouri-Kansas City.” Kansas City Star, July 27, 2015

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“James and other backers have long hoped to ask voters to consider extending the system”

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