Monday, February 03, 2014

MUST READ!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY COUNCIL WOMAN SHARON SANDERS BROOKS REVEALS BEHIND THE SCENES DEETS ON EAST SIDE ALDI ECO-DEVO!!!



Here's more detail on a story that's only meeting with mainstream media adulation . . . But even better . . .

FORMER COUNCIL LADY SHARON SANDERS BROOKS NOTES THE BEHIND THE SCENES NEGOTIATIONS LEADING UP TO ALDI'S CONSTRUCTION!!!

Take note of really great work in minority recruiting and curbing liquor sales.

Just posted to social media and now shared here . . .

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE NEW ALDI'S IN THE 3RD DISTRICT

As many in the community celebrate the opening of an Aldi's today at 39th & Prospect Avenue, I want to remind people this effort began under the the councilmatic term of Troy Nash and Sandra McFadden Weaver. There are many people who have worked on this effort over the years including the residents of the community who gave their input; Ricardo Lucus, an economic development specialist who worked on acquiring the properties so the site could be built. Melba Curls and I worked with KCMO City employee Andrew Bracker, the Brownsfields coordinator for the City to obtain the federal dollars to do the necessary Brownfield cleanup of the site because it was toxic due to what had previously been stored on the site. PIAC representatives, who are volunteers, over the years have also played a role.

I also let Aldi's know that the community had explicitly stated they did NOT want alcohol sold at that store. I don't mean wine which is sold at a lot of Aldi's, they wanted to bring in LIQUOR sales to the 39th Street store. As you know that site had been a trouble spot for a number of years, where people hung out and drank and sold drugs . Aldi's initially promised NOT to sell liquor at the Paseo Blvd. during negotiations with the City, but after they opened they have tried on at least 3 times to secure a liquor license, despite the objections of the nearby community and the company's promise NOT to do so. There is recovery program being run right across the street from the Paseo Blvd. store the last thing people trying to turn their lives around need would be liquor sales right across the street.

I discussed MBE/WBE goals for the contractors which Aldi's balked at initially. Federally dollars where being spent on the project and maybe City tax payer dollars if PIAC funds where used for sidewalks and other infrastructure improvements to the site. We also discussed the design of the building requesting that it be of the same quality as their other stores and even discussed utilizing GREEN design elements as Aldi's has done in some of their other store locations.The company is based outside of the U.S.

I additionally I had stated we wanted employees to be drawn from the surrounding neighborhood and I wanted an African American store manager for that location. Aldi's has NOT traditionally held recruitment events in the urban core.Though they did this time, however I don't know if the positions included management level positions. I don't know if the current 3rd District council people followed through on the initial negotiations or not . However, I wanted to set the record straight.

Development in the urban core does NOT happen over night. It didn't become disinvested over night, it took over 40 years. By the way, during the economic downturn, which actually started in the later part of 2007, and continued to worsen in the U.S. in 2008, Aldi's at one point in time did NOT to build any Aldi's in the U.S. Don't be fooled by the styling and profiling in the media by some. I have chosen NOT to attend the grand opening today, but I know the truth. As as the saying goes plant a tree that others will sit under.
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36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for here.

EVERYONE is trying to take credit for this one.

Everyone.

This is a more accurate look at how development really takes place in kc or anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

BaBa Booey!!!

Boy howdy that is a mouthful of teeth right there.

Anonymous said...

I am going for the over on the 20 racist posts.

Anonymous said...

I'll start. It's too fucking bad, that stupid bitch is DEMANDING that the manager of the Aldi's store, would be a nigger. Imagine if she had DEMANDED the other way, that is, the manager be white?!!

Anonymous said...

"I additionally I had stated we wanted employees to be drawn from the surrounding neighborhood and I wanted an African American store manager for that location" --- 1:55 I guess number one starts in mrs. brooks' letter.

Anonymous said...

Yeah she's gearing up to try to run for something. Let's hope the people in that area know she's a lazy, racist idiot and don't vote for her. Unfortunately, they don't have a very good track record.

GG said...

TKC racist commenters are wrong and wrong again. It's a good thing when neighbors and leaders demand regulations on places that do business in their community. That's what whites in their neighborhoods do. If it's good enough for Overland Park then it's good for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Anyone starting a pool on how long this store will last before they have to close it? How long before all the shopping carts are gone? How long before the amounts shoplifted exceed the amount of sales. 1:55 the truth is the truth and it isn't racist. Anyone remember the old Safeway at 40th and Paseo?

Anonymous said...

People wonder why KC has to pay business to locate there.

To build the store they have to "hire" minority contractors which are mostly paper transactions more like bribes. Then the store must be green, a luxury that should be reserved for the wealthy so they can feel a little less guilty. Finally they demand the company hire based on race, not qualification. Then you haven't even touched on the permits and inspections. Finally if the store ever gets open they must deal with the incompetents in the finance department who collect taxes.

Anonymous said...

When something goes good: oh it's me I did it mememememememememe no one else they are lying! - anyone in government

When something goes bad: *crickets* no questions please

Anonymous said...

2:35 is correct.

Then, after you have opened, you will have the same experience Bledsoes had.

They closed.

Anonymous said...

Will the customers please not pee in the corners? I went into an intercity grocery store before it closed about a decade ago and it just reeked of urine. On a scale of 1 to 10 is this a racist post? Because I don't mean for it to be but I guess the truth hurts.

Kim T. said...

Damn, that's horrible. I think most grocery stores do their best to stay clean. Sounds like you were in a market and not a store. Those are different.

If they have a security guard here, they should be okay.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason that no one builds supermarkets on the Eastside. The cost of doing business is too high. Anyone want to guess how long or short it will be until there is the first homicide in Aldi's parking lot or first armed robbery? Remember the Safeway at 40th & Paseo or the old A&P at 63rd & Troost.

Anonymous said...

The eastside was lost when the Negros moved out and the niggers moved in.

Anonymous said...

She needs to get her lip waxed. The 'stache is not a good look for her.

Good luck and you'll need it said...

Grand Opening... Grand closing. It will be out of business in no time when all of the village idiots swoon there to rob, rape, kill people.

Good luck and you'll need it said...

Grand Opening... Grand closing. It will be out of business in no time when all of the village idiots swoon there to rob, rape, kill people.

Anonymous said...

It's comical enough to see how KCMO government generally gets its butt handed to them as they play amateur developer, but Sanders Brooks take on this boosts the comedy to a whole new level.
These folks couldn't run a one-car garage and the Aldi store isn't going to have any more positive impact on that part of town than ruban gardens, digital divides, and arts groups.
It won't be any time at all before someone gets hurt there, catalytic converters are ripped off, the airconditoners are ripped apart for copper, and who knows what else.
How long are people going to keep doing the same things over and over again before someone finally figures out that without a really aggressive effort to round up the thugs, nothing much good is going to happen?

Sick and Tired said...

2:35 FTW! Hits the nail on the head. This cycle has been repeated in perpetuity. What's the definition of crazy?

Where are all the wealthy Black people who are willing to build up the community? Ollie Gates? Frank White? Hell, I'll even take Clinton Adams (as a joke). Arthur Bryants went broke. Cleaver? Curls? Where's Lawrence A. Jones and all the rest? Where's the damn money?

This community has the nerve to ask for handouts when their own people won't contribute and really look down on the people who live in these communities.

The third district is no longer Kansas City's Frankenstein whore. People demand better.

Sick and Tired said...

3:20 Nails it too. The thug element will just move to the opposite corner or infiltrate the existing business. That's the cycle. New buildings do absolutely nothing for morale. It's a people issue; not a place issue. What's the plan to address that? New shops get robbed all the time and people sell drugs there too. Ask Lenexa how their prostitution ring and illegal drug sales are going. And Olathe.

"Build it and they will come" died
along time ago.

Anonymous said...

how can you not smile and say "what a load of horseshit" in your mind when people form a circle jerk to tell each other what a great job they did getting a discount grocery store to open in the combat zone? and then make demands like "you cant sell liquor there!"

Anonymous said...

Place will be shuttered in two years.

Anonymous said...

Tax money for infrastructure improvements.....sidewalks, etc. Hell, just plant a few bushes high enough for the wino's to get behind and they are set. Why waste all that tax money on a place that will be a crime mecca. This will be a epic failure. Over/under 6 months.

Jimmy the Negro said...

Over/Under as follows:

Robbery - 14 hours
Rape - 36 hours
Car Jack- 4 hours
Murder - 5 days
Rape then murder 5 days
Shoplifting - 60 seconds after open
Public Exposure - 3 minutes
Public Urination - 8 minutes
Pass out after liquor purchase- 10 minutes.

Please feel free to add additional categories and I will put a over/under on them.

Anonymous said...

+1 3:20 PM

Anonymous said...

2:33 & 2:50: Have either of you ever shopped at Aldi? The carts require a 25 cent deposit and the stores have restrooms. You may be right that the store will not work out (although those Germans are not usually willing to take chances with their money), but they are making a go of it at Paseo and Independence and there's been an Aldi at Meyer and Troost for a long time.

Anonymous said...

My God, that news release was filled with typos and grammatical errors, making Ms. Brooks look stupid.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

SSB: but then I hired Chris Moreno and he really fucked up any chance of Me being elected.

Anonymous said...

I think managers stock shelves and run the register at Aldi. We're not talking about some Walmart retail where you have 25 departments are we?

Anonymous said...

The Occupy Movement was right about horizontal structure.

Anonymous said...

I can't see some lazy ass nigger working in an Aldi. Those people always busy cleaning stocking ain't no sitting on butts doing nails or texting at those places.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't "make" Mrs. Brooks look stupid. She IS stupid. One of the dumbest, loudest, most moronic creatures around. Oh yeah, she's a fucking nigger too!

Anonymous said...

After reading what she wrote, it is no wonder it is so hard to get businesses to locate in KCMO. When you open a new store, you bring an experienced manager from a different store, and also a few experienced staff. Add local people if they are qualified and don't have a police record.

The primary purpose of this venture is NOT to be a make-work jobs program. This is a legitimate business that needs to make a profit to stay open. If you turn it into some money-losing social agency it will lose money and close.

Keep the intrusive city council away from this business and let them serve the community.

Anonymous said...

Hire a black manager; hire black workers; hire minority or women owned business to construct the building. These seem like the typical "shake down" of prospective businesses in crime-ridden neighborhoods.

Now tell me again why no businesses want to locate there?