Reax: Shame On South Kansas City Politicos
More than anything, we like it when our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY challenges the status quo and City Hall propaganda.
To wit . . .
CHECK THE SOUTH KANSAS CITY REAX TO A RECENT "CELEBRATION" AMONG SOUTH KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDES OVER LONG-DELAYED ROAD WORK!!!
Here's the word:
"They should be embarrassed that something that should have done 47 years ago is now getting done. Then they can't understand why most people and businesses left South KC."
Now here's the City Hall presser proclaiming progress for one of Kansas City's neglected neighborhoods . . .
Councilmembers celebrate Southland development
Sixth District City Councilmembers John Sharp and Scott Taylor joined South Kansas City community and business leaders to celebrate the completion of the Longview Road improvement project.
The 15-month project realigned and widened Longview Road between Blue Ridge Boulevard and Spring Valley Road. The project was originally part of a series of improvements promised with a 1967 Jackson County bond package for the Truman Sports Complex. Sixth District Councilman John Sharp praised the work of Sixth District Councilman at Large Scott Taylor and former Sixth District Councilwoman at Large Cathy Jolly in helping him revive the project.
"This is a public safety improvement that's been promised to the people of south Kansas City, and it's one that's long overdue," Councilman Sharp said. "Before the completion of this project, you'd see kids walking in the street or in ditches. You'd see people on walkers in the street. This provides area residents the access they deserve."
Councilman Taylor said that the $8 million project, which also added sidewalks, bicycle lanes and significant stormwater control improvements to Longview Road, is part of an ongoing initiative in south Kansas City. Parks and Recreation Director Mark McHenry noted that the Longview Road work was being completed alongside more than $12 million in Parks Department improvements in the area including construction of the new BayRider attraction at The Bay Water Park on Longview Road and the expansion of football fields at nearby Longview Tract Park.
"Sometimes it takes a little government investment to leverage private dollars," Taylor said. "The City's contribution will help anchor growth in this community."