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Monday, March 05, 2012

Independence MO Taxpayers Lose Another $4.7-Million To Shopping Center

In what I can only term an incomplete and vague newspaper story- the INDEPENDENCE-BLUE SPRINGS-GRAIN VALLEY (SIBLEY?) EXAMINER reports that March 1st- the City of Indy a made more than $4.7-million payment on the faltering "The Falls" shopping center anchored by Bass Pro.

CSW has made mention of this fiasco dropped on Independence taxpayers HERE- HERE- HERE and HERE...

The EXAMINER story only mentions that "some funds-" the reporter never bothers to tell the reader how much- came from the city's general fund this time- and that a total of "$10.5-million" has been paid by the city- and there again no mention of how many 'general fund' dollars are involved total.

Is The EXAMINER acting as a citizen "free press" or a City (Politicians) of Independence advocate?

On top of all that lost money- Independence wants to raise the property tax to pay for more police officers.

Indy citizen- you'll get to vote on that tax increase in April.

1 comment:

chris said...

What do you expect from a City that doesn't believe in or abide by the U.S. Constitution, and doesn't have bus service on Sundays, or adequate Bus service period?