Do the City Council members even go to the leaf and brush drop-off on Saturdays? I doubt it. If they had, they would see how many people use this facility. They would also see that people are cleaning up their yards. Where do they think that brush is going to go if they start charging? (5/30, Local, “Leaf drop-off fees pondered”)
People are not going to pay to drop off brush, plus the gas to get there. They will simply not clean up their yards, or they will just dump it on a secluded road. The more amenities the city can offer its residents to do clean up on their own, the less the city will have to do.
Or we can just sit back and watch this city deteriorate further.
We paid off our house last October, so it’s out responsibility to send all our tax and insurance payments ourselves, not through the mortgage company.
In March, my wife was surfing the city’s Web site and discovered we had not paid our city property tax. We never knew Kansas City had a property tax, but thought just the county had one. For our meager little house, the city’s portion of our property tax was $297.
So now the city wants to charge us to drop off our yard waste. The city wants us citizens to pay a real estate tax for having a home in Kansas City and get nothing in return.