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by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?
Replies: 66
Views: 3231

Re: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?

Came across this article. Bannister Mall is mentioned just because of Cerner going there now. http://kcur.org/post/heres-how-hickman-mills-became-forgotten-community-kansas-city#stream/0 "Starting in the 1990s, Hickman Mills became a forgotten community. Middle-income families moved out. Blight...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 140105

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I know, there will be public oversight, my main concern is how much of a mark-up there will be to cover private construction loan interest and general conditions. And by mark-up, I mean 'less money to spend on nice stuff.' As I understand the process yes there would be a higher interest cost but th...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 265
Views: 26473

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

It seems Google is holding off some rollouts until they determine plans for fixed wireless rollout. There's no apparent reasoning with the pace/locations as they still are expanding Raymore and other burbs. Not 100% sure but I think the Raymore expansion has ceased for now. Haven't seen any work be...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1274
Views: 61651

Re: Politics

Watergate took two years for Nixon to resign. And it took a damaging tape release to take the GOP members to back impeachment efforts. My take, unless a smoking gun materializes beforehand, is the GOP stays with Trump until he becomes an election liability next year. That is if he does become one. T...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 17, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1274
Views: 61651

Re: Politics

How long will it take for the GOP members of Congress to turn on Trump?
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Thrillist ranks KC burgers
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Thrillist ranks KC burgers

Peculiar Drive In has a very good burger with many options. And can do custom-made if you prefer.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon May 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Gun Violence in KCMO
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Gun Violence in KCMO

Guns are an issue. How many people, houses, and cars can I shoot up going down a street with a gun or two, or more? Now, going down the same street how many cars, houses, and people can I hurt with knives? I'm not about taking guns away but let's face it do we need people carrying around assault rif...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun May 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52688

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

flyingember wrote:The authority has a similar ability to the city on taxation. It can partner with a similar agency and propose a TDD tax that goes to a vote.

The TDD becomes the taxing authority, not the KCATA though.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun May 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 140105

Re: We need a new airport!!!

But if I were asked to vote on anything having to do with a new terminal today, I would vote no in a heartbeat, for the sole reason that I will always oppose the agenda of politicians and civic leaders whose instincts are to get things done by dissembling and back-room dealing. Like was done to bui...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat May 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 140105

Re: We need a new airport!!!

"I think private build would also eliminate some of the beauracracy in place with public construction." If any federal funds are involved the same bureaucracy will be in place, "Private financing, which in this case seems to mean some combination of traditional bank loans and corporat...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4968
Views: 269071

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

"People who formerly never used public transportation now know what its like to have that system fail you when you are relying on it. There is a new and louder chorus for effective, reliable transportation." Could also be a new and louder chorus to not expand since it can not be depended o...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52688

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

it's a political subdivision of the state and a corporation, rsmo 238.010 "There is created the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority of the Kansas City Area Transportation District (hereinafter referred to as the "Authority"), which shall be a body corporate and politic and a po...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3137
Views: 140105

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^^ I guess that I don't buy that the 'time/money' value for just a few months until a fall election would be worth the considerable effort and risk B&M would have to undergo. The only reason I would see is that this way would bypass the bid process for them and guarantee them the business. But,...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 10, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52688

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

"So it's more like a school district owning land." Not quite. A school district is a government entity, an independent government entity. It's been awhile since I was part of a discussion on this so I can't remember what one said that defined what made the difference. But the KCATA is more...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What is the purpose of permits...
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: What is the purpose of permits...

My guess is the city has the staff to issue permits but little to no staff to enforce.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue May 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52688

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The right-of-way is not public property I would assume since it is not owned by the city nor county nor state nor federal governments.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 156
Views: 33513

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

When you consider the number of clothing retailers completely closing its stores or reducing the number of stores I doubt you will see a chain coming soon.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: Highways to Boulevards

"Semantics. The present is the result of all the good and bad decisions made in the past. Change the results of the bad decisions. It often expensive and painful but It's more than possible to do - we are doing it now with the streetcar. They took them out, now we are putting them back. The dec...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: Highways to Boulevards

"And we change the past all the time - at remarkable scales. Look at German cities rebuilt to their original standards after the war. Go to Dresden and tell me you are not impressed with what was once a pile of rubble." That is not what was meant by changing the past. The past is what got ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 5406

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

The city services I speak of have nothing to do with the sprawl. Was talking about services to the citizens. Of course some of those services were tied to federal and or state grants. Others were tied to trying to appease the different segments of the many communities within the city. Been away from...

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