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by mean
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19587

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

BAHUA WHERE ARE YOU
by mean
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Parking Garage Madness, Lyric YMCA, DST, ect
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Parking Garage Madness, Lyric YMCA, DST, ect

I was joking, obviously. I have no idea. Maybe someone thought they needed a fancy garage for their fancy employees to park in, fancily.
by mean
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan
Replies: 826
Views: 80173

Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

I can answer that (Dave can probably fact check me, but I think I have the gist): every single time it had come up for a vote, excluding the "Insane Chastain" proposal which was basically promising to make unicorns real, it failed. Repeatedly. And usually by a wide margin. Rather than keep failing, ...
by mean
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Parking Garage Madness, Lyric YMCA, DST, ect
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Parking Garage Madness, Lyric YMCA, DST, ect

"Guys, we have tens of millions of dollars that we have to spend before Friday or we'll get our budget cut!"
by mean
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style

Is Texas BBQ better than KC BBQ? IMO, not really. But it is really good. And the pepper-forward, unsweet sauce they lean toward is infinitely better than the cloyingly sweet, diabetes-inducing garbage the folks around here tend to prefer. Is Franklin worth the wait? I'm not waiting in line for six h...
by mean
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 70
Views: 19316

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

"You're gonna wanna get that foam dry cleaned before you let anyone else move in here."
by mean
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan
Replies: 826
Views: 80173

Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Have you ridden the thing? It hauls a little ass occasionally. I mean, yeah, it's a shame we don't have the money and/or political will to run trains everywhere and provide transit to anywhere anyone would want to go, but we don't, so... we get what we can get. I bitched about this for years until I...
by mean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 28445

Re: Affordable Housing

They can speak in force to whomever they wish, but if they can't influence voters, I don't see how it matters. What kind of outcome are you looking for? To have the places specifically built for white people with money to live so they can be as far away from non-white people with no money as possibl...
by mean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 28445

Re: Affordable Housing

I assume because poor people live, and vote, inside the city and not in Lenexa? But, why is it alright to make housing affordable only in certain parts of the metro? And why are we pushing more affordability in the areas that are already the cheapest in the metro instead of pushing for equity where...
by mean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 28445

Re: Affordable Housing

I assume because poor people live, and vote, inside the city and not in Lenexa?
by mean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 28445

Re: Affordable Housing

Criminalizing being poor isn't going to do anything but create vastly more criminals in an already capacity-starved criminal justice system. Start billing the PDs that dump their problems in the city and then sue them when they don't pay? I dunno, but the richest county in the metro dumping its prob...
by mean
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2252
Views: 314306

Re: Westport

4) I want positive development in my neighborhood and I have no faith in KC to be able to legislate what you guys deem "good" or "acceptable". You guys think it's fine to piss away a good development and sit on a surface lot for 50 years because the fucking front door faces the wrong fucking street...
by mean
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2252
Views: 314306

Re: Westport

But, why does it make sense to have cars treated as a third priority in an area of town where 75% of the residents (if not more) consider automobiles their first-priority mode of transportation? Because in 100 years when you're dead and all the buildings built today are still standing, individual a...
by mean
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 318
Views: 55074

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Touche. Pretty sure I busted out my childhood anecdote for that one, too. I guess some things never change.
by mean
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 318
Views: 55074

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Sounds kind of like the 2020 version of the 1980 excuse that we don't want transit because all the city criminals will use it to come rob us, which is a dramatically less offensive wording of something I was literally told as a child. I know you're not making that argument, but I think it deserves a...
by mean
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 318
Views: 55074

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

I seriously doubt the massive homeless populations in warm cities like LA and Miami are going to migrate to the midwest for free buses. Might attract a few extras from surrounding suburbs, Lawrence, etc., especially during winter months, but I don't really see it as a huge problem. Certainly not in ...
by mean
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1744
Views: 170806

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Vockrodt is a tool, but I don't think it's his personal bias he's attempting to confirm so much as the ever-dwindling number of suburban subscribers who keep inconveniently dying off.
by mean
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19587

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

My assessed value went down. I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad.
by mean
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 59369

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I was more responding to ember's earlier post.
by mean
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 59369

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

For the record, I said nothing about a ban or anything. I just don't want to see anyone get mangled by an Escalade or have their skull split open on a curb, for their sake and mine.