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by beautyfromashes
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 57
Views: 5022

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I think the first-termers are looking to raise money for their future political endeavors. The money donated to their campaigns could be used for a state candidacy, future mayoral campaign or donated to gain influence in some way with another candidate. Justus probably has a chance to win but her od...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397090

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It's one of two layover points for operators. The other is River Market West. They have to use the restroom on occasion. The US layover used to be a lot longer until a recent schedule improvement on weekday mornings and evenings. Good to know. Don’t pick up from that stop very often, but last time ...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397090

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I think he’s wondering why the Union Station stop is so much longer than the others. I’ve wondered the same, why hold at US for several minutes compared to other stops?
by beautyfromashes
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1998

Re: 1800 Walnut

This one’s a homerun!
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 4968

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

^ How about just rename Cleaver II? Not sure he deserved a street in the first place.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4432
Views: 316024

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The original plan called for the ability to expand to add gates in the future. With this new plan, are we just doing that expansion now, or will we still have the ability to grow even further in the future?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 57
Views: 5022

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

DaveKCMO wrote:From the Republican majority that hates cities? Nah.

Yeah, I said ‘hopefully’. Don’t think it’s likely. I do think he would have a better chance to mobilize all Dems and maybe pull a few Republicans than any of the other possible mayoral candidates.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 57
Views: 5022

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

He'd have my vote. Giving KC a national presence would be a positive. Hopefully, he'd have a chance at getting support in Jeff City as well.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163696

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I’d go for the proposal from the Amsterdam planner. That sounds awesome!
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163696

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

earthling wrote:Plan B if no Fed funding?

The article almost seemed to imply some cooperation with UMKC to help in some way with funding. Student fee?
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163696

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: 31394

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: 120422

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: 120422

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: 120422

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: 4760

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: 4760

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: 4760

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: 2178
Views: 163696

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: 2178
Views: 163696

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.

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