GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:28 am

I sure wish they had chosen the Northland for the TSC 50 years ago instead of Eastern Jackson County. We’d be building plans for light rail to the stadium and airport right now.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:57 pm

Fifty years ago,the only Metro-Missouri county that could afford to finance a stadium was Jackson County. There was a political reason that the stadium was placed closer to Raytown, Blue Springs, and Independence. To get enough Jackson County residents to support it, you needed the support of Eastern Jackson County (non KCMO residents).

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Post by FangKC » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 pm

Could a citizen petition force a vote on a bistate tax for a new Royals stadium?
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At the same time, it is not idle chatter. Because, as it turns out, the original bistate machinery that enabled the reconstruction of Union Station is still in place, able to rumble to life if the Royals — and, for that matter, the Chiefs — decide to push for a public vote on new facilities, in downtown or anywhere else.

Surprise: The Bistate Commission that supervised the $118 million renovation of Union Station still exists, even though the first bistate sales tax went away more than 17 years ago.

The commission, which meets once a year, can’t put a stadium measure on the ballot. But laws that could be used for a bistate proposal are still on the books, authorizing a quarter-cent sales tax that could easily raise more than a billion dollars for baseball and football stadium projects.

There is some fine print. A new bistate tax could be used for stadiums, but not just for stadiums — there would have to be an additional cultural component, such as the arts. And just as it was with the first bistate measure, the tax would have to pass in Jackson and Johnson counties to take effect.

But — and this is crucial — politicians don’t have to act. The law allows citizens to put a stadium tax question on the ballot by petition.
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https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn- ... 00712.html

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Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:17 pm

earthling wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:11 pm
^Generally agree. Get free bus going and if it takes hold metro wide, then consider a downtown stadium. Otherwise place to outskirts of downtown, such as at Paseo bridge and Front St.
It would have to be a Sprint center/power and light agreement. And I just don't see the city willing to do that direction.

I'll vote against anything that involves surface parking around it

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