TOPIC 1: IF IT AIN’T BROKE…BREAK IT!
There’s another plan now being discussed to reconfigure KCI. This one would put all facilities in what is now Terminal A. Anecdotal evidence suggests area residents like KCI and are happy with the three terminal approach now in use.
TOPIC 2: TAXICOLOGY!
Yael writes in a recent column about the value of sun-setting (putting a time limit on) taxes. He also notes that there is no sunset provision for the sales tax on the August 7th ballot in Kansas City.
TOPIC 3: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?
It’s been seven years since a developer bought the Mission Mall area at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Roe. The plan was to build a mixed-use project featuring a major aquarium and a 150-room hotel. Now, plans for the aquarium and the hotel have been scrapped. The apparent centerpiece of the new project will be a Walmart which will move a few blocks from nearby Roeland Park. When the project was originally announced, it was seen as a major economic development victory for Mission.
TOPIC 4: GIVE ME YOUR YOUNG, YOUR HISPANIC, YOUR FUTURE DEMOCRAT
Through an Executive Order, President Obama is enabling a certain group of illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation. The group involves younger immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents and played no role themselves in committing an illegal act. Some analysts say Obama is playing politics in an effort to solidify and expand his already strong Latino support for the fall election.
ROASTS AND TOASTS