During the rush to purchase the King Louie Building and fund the transformation in to The National Museum of Suburbia, we heard several Commissioners express their support based on the revenue generating opportunities this building possessed. Very recently I personally heard one Commissioner publicly support his decision and vote to purchase this building as it would “actually make money for the County”. Intrigued that this stood in substantial opposition to published facts, I presented a lawful KORA (Kansas Open Records Act) request to see this new magical document (Operating Budget through 2020) and yep, it’s the same as the one I already had.
Two thirds of the building’s operational expense is tax funded. Also of note and not to demise the true sincere hard work and fund raising the volunteers and contributors make, donations remain somewhat meager compared to their committment of raising $9,000,000 immediately. In anyones’ measure, this is not a cash cow but a cache hole.
Stay tuned folks, we’re getting down to the really good stuff now.
Ken Dunwoody firstname.lastname@example.org