TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STOPLIGHT REMOVAL CONTROVERSY CONTINUES!!! A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER ON LOCAL STREETS!!!
Once again in Kansas City, a decision at City Hall with very little input from the public is creating a HOT MESS on local streets.
Check it . . .
KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS IN THE URBAN CORE ARE CRYING FOUL OVER A STOPLIGHT REMOVAL PROGRAM THAT WAS ESTABLISHED UNILATERALLY AND WITHOUT EVEN ATTEMPTING TO GET INPUT FROM NEIGHBORS!!!
Northeast News has done and EXCELLENT job in reporting the controversy.
Tragically . . . THINGS HAVE GROWN WORSE SINCE THE LAST TKC POST ON THE TOPIC!!!
To wit . . .
NORTHEAST NEWS PUBLISHER MICHAEL BUSHNELL IS ON THE RECORD DESCRIBING THE CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO PEDESTRIANS THANKS TO A HAPHAZARD STOPLIGHT REMOVAL PLAN!!!
Mr. Bushnell's testimony is important . . . Check it:
"There are (and feel free to quote me on this) people literally sailing through the St. John and Van Brunt intersection as well as St. John and Belmont with little regard for the newly installed signs. This is a traffic nightmare come true . . .
"This was strictly the Traffic Engineering Dept acting alone, arbitrarily choosing intersections based on some federal guideline. That must be why FIVE intersections on St. John within a 1.2 mile stretch will be affected."
Another Kansas City Insider offers a perspective regarding the politics of the decision.
"This kind of unilateral action is typical under the leadership of Mayor Sly James and the City Council. The Mayor has created an environment where people are afraid to ask questions and take an alternative viewpoint. The Mayor promised that under his Administration there would be more transparency and he would respect the opinions of others. That simply hasn't been the case . . . Now more than ever, City Hall seems accountable to no one."
Most importantly . . .
TKC WANTS TO PUT THIS TOPIC ON BLAST NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT'S A DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT MAKES OUR STREETS UNSAFE BUT ALSO THIS HOT MESS SHOWS CITY HALL ACTING WITH LITTLE CONCERN FOR NEIGHBORHOODS!!!
Hopefully, it won't take a horrible accident for City Hall to realize that their decisions weren't properly discussed with neighborhoods . . . In the meantime, we advise Kansas City drivers to take care and realize that there are very real consequences to a Mayor and City Council who lead in a manner that doesn't emphasize accountability.
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