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Your tax dollars out of the reach of lobbyists:
Bring EDC home!
Economic Development Council(EDC) of Overland Park is a tax payer funded entity which is currently under the control of a lobbyist group named Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and housed in their building. As a result, this entity (with about $500,000/year budget) has primarily focused on one agenda: Promoting Tax Giveaways to millionaire developers with no tangible track record in promoting small, local or minority owned businesses. Additionally, the priorities of the chamber to promote it's members is in a conflict with EDC's mission to act at the best interest of our city.
This need to come to an END by dissociating EDC from chamber as an independent entity or a part of Overland Park government.
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