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Old 04-05-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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Election a stunning victory for KC government — and now the hard work starts

Conventional wisdom says the public distrusts government, hates taxes and is disillusioned with political leaders.

Tuesday’s Kansas City election threw conventional wisdom out the window.

Voters said yes, mostly emphatically, to five Kansas City ballot measures, including an $800 million public works program that involves a property tax increase. They also approved a sales tax increase targeted at one small piece of town.

Read more here: Election a stunning victory for KC government; now the work starts | The Kansas City Star
In retrospect, this was a great victory for city hall and those that wanted to see the city's infrastructure built up for the future. It will be interesting to see how things shape up in the city from here. For example, potential streetcar expansion, new airport, and so on. As long as the city makes a great case for development, people will support it.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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with this lastest group of votes I don't see how the airport doesn't win out.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:08 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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with this lastest group of votes I don't see how the airport doesn't win out.
They need to mount the same campaign they did for infrastructure to win. Sly needs to do many town hall meetings and really explain the issue and refute any opposing viewpoints with grounded facts. That's how they will succeed.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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They need to mount the same campaign they did for infrastructure to win. Sly needs to do many town hall meetings and really explain the issue and refute any opposing viewpoints with grounded facts. That's how they will succeed.
The Councilwoman who chairs the Airport Committee intends to do just that sort of thing.

The principal message she at least will hammer home: It won't cost city taxpayers one red cent.
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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I love the airport the way it is, very easy to get in and out of, not perfect but very functional.

Hard to wrap my brain around to putting tons of money into it but that's for the MO taxpayers I guess.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I love the airport the way it is, very easy to get in and out of, not perfect but very functional.

Hard to wrap my brain around to putting tons of money into it but that's for the MO taxpayers I guess.
The taxpayers won't be footing the bill. The airlines will. You pay them back when you fly via the passenger facilities fees built into the ticket price.
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The taxpayers won't be footing the bill. The airlines will. You pay them back when you fly via the passenger facilities fees built into the ticket price.
In other words, the taxpayers will be footing the bill.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: KCMO, North
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I won't since I don't fly. However, I would have no problem paying a little extra if I did.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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In other words, the taxpayers will be footing the bill.
It's an user fee. So if you're a taxpayer and user, then you're technically correct.... but for many residents on MO and KS side, a new airport won't affect their bottom line.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's an user fee. So if you're a taxpayer and user, then you're technically correct.... but for many residents on MO and KS side, a new airport won't affect their bottom line.
While you are technically or theoretically correct, the main point is that the airlines won't be "footing the bill".
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