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Monday, September 23, 2019 11:27 AM

Overland Park Ward 6 Candidate Interview

Read one of many interview that are beginning to be published.  As the election gets closer, more and more interviews are being conducted different organizations.  Many will appear in print and a few even in video.

You can read this interview conducted by the KLC Journal that will also appear in print version.  

These interviews will begin to better contrast the candidates and their views, as well as their enthusiasm for action or lack thereof. 

I also encourage everyone to visit a both candidates websites, make the choice that best suits you, and vote in this important election for the future of Overland Park

                


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:36 AM

Let Me Know How You Feel About The Issue of Affordable Housing in Overland Park Ward 6

As the campaign season ramps up many issues are taking center stage. Currently the business community is asking what the city and its leadership plan to do to make housing more affordable for their employees.

LET ME KNOW YOUR OPINION THRU THIS QUICK POLL!

Click the title to go directly to the poll


Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:37 AM

Videos Every Voter Should Watch!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Videos can provide even more insight.

Here is a page with many video to give you an inside look into this the campaign trail this fall

Please take the time to visit this page.

           


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:38 PM

Special Interest Speaks Loud and Shows Which Candidates Can't Be Bought.

THE FACTS ARE IN! Special Interest shows us which Overland Park City Council Candidates will give them your tax money and which candidates can't be bought. Ward 6 is on the FOR SALE list.


"People should be aware that development interests have some dollars sunk into the city races, he said. “The money usually talks,” Glentzer said. “Is he (opponent Carignan) going to turn a blind eye to the fact that he took all this money from them and then he’s going to start voting against them? Common sense would probably say no.”


THESE CANDIDATES PROVE THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE:
WARD 1 - HOLLY GRUMMERT
WARD 2 - ROGER TARBUTTON
WARD 3 - STEPHAN GLETZER
WARD 4 - DAN OSMAN
WARD 5 - FARIS FARASSATI
WARD 6 - SCOTT HAMBLIN


Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Declining Sales Tax Revenue Mystery

Kansas currently ranks #8 in the nation on the 2019 list of highest sales tax in the country at an average of 8.67%. Compare that to the fact that most large shopping districts in Overland Park are charging a sales tax north of 10% due to tax incentives given to the developers. Maybe there is no mystery at all. During an economic period where other states have increasing retail sales and revenue while Overland Park and Johnson County experience a decline the mystery may simply be in the numbers. Just how high does our current City Council feel they can raise sales tax until it effects the bottom line?

Let me know your thoughts.


Friday, July 19, 2019 3:35 PM

Dark Story Theory and Why We Should Care

‘Dark Store Theory’ is a phrase coined by government officials, referring to setting commercial property values based on the building and land. Ironically, that’s the way big-box retailers have been valued all along. Now the county also wants to tax intangible value attributable to a lease in place and business value. In other words, Johnson County officials applied an ominous-sounding label to generally accepted appraisal practices to provide cover for what they were doing. They want residents to believe retailers are asking for special treatment with ‘tax reductions;’ in reality, those retailers are trying to hold county appraisers to existing law and appealing what they believe to be large, improper tax increases.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:02 PM

One Meeting, Two Standards, & A Simple Example of Special Interest

It is time to stop believing the current politicians with their claim that the only thing Overland Park has to offer is them.

According to the majority of members on the current Overland Park City Council.   Overland Park has nothing to offer business other then their tax handouts.

It is time to start believing in our city, our schools, and our people as a reason to attract and retain business.

 

             

PHOTO: CityPlace building.  New building that received 30 million in economic development revenue bonds.  Developer represented by Polsinelli, campaign contributor to Rick Collins and many other sitting councilmembers.

 

 

 


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:55 PM

Overland Park City Council STAR Bond Round 2...

Many banks felt they were being creative prior to 2008.  Now Overland Park City Council considers itself "creative" as they perform a contortionist act to fit the Bluhawk project into a STAR bond qualification.  The Kansas City Star is reporting the following on the previous city council STAR Bond project Prairiefire....


Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:12 PM

Vice-Chair of the Overland Park Planning Commission States We Chose to Live Where Response Times are Slow

Politics by city officials against my challenge of the incumbent appear to be in full swing already. In response to our concern about Ward 6 response times the Planning Commission Vice-Chair and Rick Collins endorser Rob Krewson has called a concern for response times "fear politics". He has yet to address whether or not he is speaking for the incumbent while implying this is not a valid concern.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:26 AM

Let the Residents Speak!

Many of the surrounding cities allow an open forum for residents to address their concerns with city council.  It's time for Overland Park to engage with residents and allow them to speak at City Council Meetings.


Monday, June 17, 2019 6:45 PM

The Dangers of Online Sales Tax & Future Reliance

Rarely does a committee meeting take place without current leadership addressing the importance of lobbying the state for online sales tax and their reliance on it for future budgets.  Read here the dangers associated with this discussion...                   


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