Posted on Mon, Mar. 16, 2009
last updated: March 16, 2009 03:03:00 PM
A shutdown of Kansas City's flowing fountains. A dramatic cutback in Kemper Arena events. A big reduction in international contacts.
Those are just a few of the possible results of Kansas City’s historic budget woes.
In fact, some already are planned — the city’s annual Fountain Day has been canceled and, for now at least, officials plan to leave the fountains dry this year.
While everyone is talking about a proposed cut to the city’s $2 million Truman Sports Complex subsidy, there are other serious implications for city services and amenities as the City Council stares down an $85 million shortfall.
The countdown is on for city leaders to erase that gap and adopt a balanced budget March 26.
Read the complete story at kansascity.com