A New East Patrol Win For Jermaine Reed?!?
Today the KCPD answered questions from the public regarding the new East Patrol station that was awarded a major contract this week.
Q&A held for KCPD East Patrol project
While the construction has been under discussion for years . . . For better or worse, Councilman Jermaine Reed as taken the lead on the project as of late.
In fact, KANSAS CITY INSIDERS, tell us that Councilman Reed made "campaign speech" in the T&I committee this week that lasted about 20 min. The funny: Watching this diatribe it was clear that his other council colleagues were squirming in their chairs and really close to jumping out of a window by the end of Mr. Reed's remarks.
Still . . . Councilman Reed has the support of the "Revs" on this project and that's important . . . What's also noteworthy is that we're seeing more instances of East Side leadership moving away from the traditional "Church/faith-based model" that has influenced politics for so long on the Eastside. New community based and more diverse groups have started to spring up and have been struggling to earn a place on the political map on Kansas City's East Side.
Finally . . . There remains a great deal of antipathy toward Councilman Jermaine Reed from other potential contenders for the office and critics of the East Patrol Project. The recall effort against the Councilman was closer to being accomplished than most media reported.
So . . . With East Patrol underway, Councilman Reed should be celebrating a major victory . . . But there are many who believe that this accomplishment WILL NOT translate into more support for Kansas City's youngest Councilman.
DEVELOPING . . .