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by chaglang
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Sporting Kansas City
Replies: 681
Views: 76492

Re: Sporting Kansas City

When is MLS going to put a team in Denver?
by chaglang
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 459
Views: 57341

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Forgot that they laid off the printing plant.
by chaglang
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 459
Views: 57341

Re: Layoffs at The Star

I think I may have said it elsewhere in this thread, but we really need a local non-profit competitor to the Star. Hire some of the diaspora. Near instant credibility. CityScene KC? I fully appreciate CityScene but I'm thinking more like and actual paper. A full on news organization that replaces t...
by chaglang
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 459
Views: 57341

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Absolutely. Steve Vockrodt needs more people to feud with. We can't expect Collison to do it all by himself.
by chaglang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Boston in 3 days
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Boston in 3 days

I lived there for 7 years. The driving is more aggressive than KC but not noticeably worse than any other large American city. Boston was initially a peninsula connected to the mainland by the "neck", a narrow slip of land where Washington Street runs. It was also much hillier than it is now. During...
by chaglang
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 67
Views: 9915

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:33 pm
I’ve heard the butcher shop will move into it and be torn down for more parking.
FFS
by chaglang
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Others can speak to this with more precision, but my hunch is that free buses would have zero impact on streetcar ridership. That 1500 officers number probably needs to be updated, given that it's 50 years old, policing strategies have changed drastically, and the report was made on the heels of a r...
by chaglang
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Why wouldn't the free busing be popular here? If the city subsidizes parking garages, and the streetcar is free, we absolutely should make buses free. It's a topic for a different thread, but if the KCPD wants to build out its officer count, I my preference is that they be more efficient with their ...
by chaglang
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Since everyone since the founding of the city has run on the platform of reducing crime, what can Lucas do to reduce crime that hasn’t been done already? Personally, I’d love to see KCPD come under local control and have to combine duplicate services with the city in order to be better stewards of t...
by chaglang
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Low class post.

Edit: Did Shields really get Finance?
by chaglang
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Heyoooooo
by chaglang
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 30491

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

The Standing Committees of the Council shall be: (a) Finance, Governance, and Public Safety (b) Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations Committee (c) Neighborhood, Planning, and Development http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=tWa7o95YPVDZB8mcHbR3ekAH6%2fEnDFgdbtImlDxk...
by chaglang
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 8798

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Perhaps I missed it, but I haven’t seen any word from the KCMSD on whether they will reduce their levy. IIRC they are the only jurisdiction exempt from the state law requiring jurisdictions to reduce levies in situations like this. Pushing on them may be more productive than trying to keep Jackson C...
by chaglang
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 8798

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Yes, the deadline has indeed passed.
by chaglang
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 8798

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

We are not appealing. Our assessment is more accurate now than it has been in the 8 years we have owned the house. Has there been any word from the KCMSD about reducing their rates? IIRC they are the primary exemption from the state law limiting how much taxing jurisdictions can benefit from reasses...
by chaglang
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 283
Views: 56052

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

There's a .00001% chance that Vitrolite glass sign survived intact... but if it did you'd have to keep that, right?

Edit: "have to", as in "should, not "required to".
by chaglang
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 153
Views: 20022

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Great list. The Steamboat Arabia museum is always on our list when we have guests in town. Nobody has ever been disappointed.
by chaglang
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1840
Views: 201897

Re: Politics

Reminder that we are still 15 months away from the election and whatever is happening now will very likely be forgotten about by then.
by chaglang
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Architectural Salvage
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Architectural Salvage

Are you looking for reused raw materials (dimensional lumber, etc) or finish materials (trim, doodads, etc)?
by chaglang
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 71
Views: 15513

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

State environmental review takes forever.