Imani Malaika1 
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Re: “WWJD?

Where are LaRaza and the NAACP when we really need them? (Janovy, WWJD? Pitch Sept. 13-19)Misuse of public funds has a much greater impact on their constituents than the public stance of a park board member. After all, what is the worst that Semler can do in her position? Keep illegals out of the parks?

In today's world, it is economics that will move disenfranchised people to a higher standard of living. The stale protest of fingering a single, low-level public servant is impotent at best. Why not call out those City Council blacks and Latino members of the EDC Task Force who are not just as loud to demand a transparent accounting of tax dollars spent. We needed these two groups to:

1. Demand public notification of SuperTIFs during the application process.

2. Demand mandatory clawbacks to help taxpayers recover from unrealized projected revenue, especially if the TIF recipient leaves KCMO. Unpaid TIF is made up for by an increase in taxes to cover the loss.

3. Demand for third-party feasibility studies to substantiate or refute claims made by prospective TIF recipients who use outlandish projections to gain large TIF contracts.

4. Set aside a portion of TIF for KC residents who endeavor to become entrepreneurs, especially in the Jazz District. Even if the same monies cannot be available, many of the provisions of TIF should be extended to small business owners who live in KCMO.

I am SO sick of groups like the NAACP using non-impact issues such as this as opportunistic publicity spots. They continue to detract the attention of their constituents from real opponents to our progress. But attacking real opponents to our progress might bite the (corporate and/or organized labor) hand they may one day want to feed them.

Posted by Imani Malaika on 09/16/2007 at 4:49 PM

Re: “WWJD?

Where are LaRaza and the NAACP when we really need them? Misuse of public funds has a much greater impact on their constituents than the public stance of a park board member. After all, what is the worst that Semler can do in her position? Keep illegals out of the parks?

In today's world, it is economics that will move disenfranchised people to a higher standard of living. The stale protest of fingering a single, low-level public servant is impotent at best. Why not call out those City Council blacks and Latino members of the EDC Task Force who are not just as loud to demand a transparent accounting of tax dollars spent. We needed these two groups to:

1. Demand public notification of SuperTIFs during the application process.

2. Demand mandatory clawbacks to help taxpayers recover from unrealized projected revenue, especially if the TIF recipient leaves KCMO. Unpaid TIF is made up for by an increase in taxes to cover the loss.

3. Demand for third-party feasibility studies to substantiate or refute claims made by prospective TIF recipients who use outlandish projections to gain large TIF contracts.

4. Set aside a portion of TIF for KC residents who endeavor to become entrepreneurs, especially in the Jazz District. Even if the same monies cannot be available, many of the provisions of TIF should be extended to small business owners who live in KCMO.

I am SO sick of groups like the NAACP using non-impact issues such as this as opportunistic publicity spots. They continue to detract the attention of their constituents from real opponents to our progress. But attacking real opponents to our progress might bite the (corporate and/or organized labor) hand they may one day want to feed them.

Posted by Imani Malaika on 09/16/2007 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Breathe, People

"I feel your pain . . . it takes all kinds"???

How condescending!

Seriously - Janovy would NOT have written the same piece if Semler were a member of Fred Phelp's church.

What a hypocrite she is!

Posted by Imani Malaika on 07/06/2007 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Breathe, People

"I feel your pain . . . it takes all kinds"???

Seriously - Janovy would NOT have written the same piece if Semler were a member of Fred Phelp's church.

What a hypocrite she is!

Posted by Imani Malaika on 07/06/2007 at 5:52 PM

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