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by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

As a pro-streetcar voter, I'd like to see my tax dollars used to build the best system we can do on the budget. Just a warning, this type of logic will get you nowhere. That you pay tax dollars means absolutely nothing. The transportation planning is decided by ‘experts’ who don’t really care about...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 229
Views: 30670

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Oh great! More time for the building to get burned to the ground.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 119769

Re: The KCMO School District

kboish wrote:https://www.kcpublicschools.org/domain/98

KCPS demographics are 57% black, 28% hispanic, 9% white, and 6% other

This is just those in a district school. Doesn’t include those in charters or private.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 119769

Re: The KCMO School District

It looks like the number listed is the total population and demographic breakdown of each sub-district. Has to be populations of school age children at around 200k. If all children and not just breakdown of those enrolled in KCMSD, I’m surprised at the 40% black population. It shows how segregated ...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 119769

Re: The KCMO School District

The populations and ethnicity %s that they show, is that the numbers of students going to a district school or the number of school age children regardless of where they go?
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4494

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

^ I was thinking the same thing with my earlier post, but I also wonder whether we should be running rail out to the suburbs at a huge cost instead of pushing for the stadiums to be moved closer in on existing transportation options. For the 100s of millions needed to run rail, I’d rather them spend...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4494

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

kboish wrote:
AllThingsKC wrote:So what are the chances KC can be a host city and who is KC's real competition?

In short, we have a pretty good chance.

Watch out! I got ripped in half for saying that a few months ago in the airport thread.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4494

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I think the only additional thing I would like is some rail train service to TSC. Probably a pipe dream, but drunk soccer fans traveling from the stadium to hotels would be dangerous.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A fare wouldn't be equity either. A fare would be revenue for someone who bought the streetcar (equity). That’s why I’ve been so confused by that term. No one is going to buy the streetcar unless they get the revenue from it, the fare, or some other form of revenue or benefit from it. So, I was try...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:The TDD is a stable source of revenue for 30 years. That's actually more attractive than fare revenue.

That wouldn’t be equity then. It’d be a loan based on sales and property tax revenue.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Why would someone take an equity position in the streetcar when it doesn’t produce any revenue with no fare? How would they get their money back?
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:A loan is not funding, it's financing.

Yep. Sorry if this made the post difficult to understand.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ I understand what you’re saying about flexibility, but it also totally changes what you are asking residents to approve with elections like the one we are currently in. What is being communicated is that there is every intention that there would be no fare and would be significantly funded by fede...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:Correct. The ballot language does not specify that the remaining capital be federal or "in hand".

So, would just have to come from some other source outside of the district, correct? This couldn’t be from a loan based on fare revenue though as this would be considered in district, right?
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Not sure I understand. If you don’t get federal funds and borrow for the initial construction, what would you borrow against? Wouldn’t this require longer payment of tax revenues within the district? Plus, wasn’t the funding mechanism set up to only collect funds if matching federal funds were in pl...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Seems an extension would be built more quickly since builders would have more experience in construction from the starter line.
by beautyfromashes
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 230
Views: 14972

Re: 13th and Grand tower

I've heard the original "Copaken twisty tower" is no longer a thing and something new is afoot for this parcel. Very, very early negotiations with mid-large metro company. I’d give it a 10% chance of happening. The twisty tower is basically just a placeholder when marketing. I’d anticipat...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53047

Re: Capping the Loop

^ Is there a way for Cordish to pay for it but have it deeded back to the city after so many years?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 93705

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

At the Price Chopper in Brookside when Clay shoved clipboard in my face on the way in. Avoided it like the plague, gave the death stare and kept walking. But, guy behind me actually says, “Go Fuck Yourself!”. Very un-Kansas City like so I was a little shocked, but then a proud smile lit my face. May...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2123
Views: 160695

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

anonkcmo wrote:Of course stops are needed, but the main goal is to connect the RCP seamlessly and QUICKLY.

Time to dump some of those extra DT stops then!

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