Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kansas City Hobo Crackdown FAIL!!!



Here @ TKC we're taking credit for this one given that out blog community broke the story, previewed the protest and captured the important quotes ....

NBC Action News: "Proposed food-sharing ordinance fails to pass"

In reality, one again, some of the very best local advocates were forced to keep constant City Hall screw-ups from ruining yet another aspect of local life -- The Kansas City tradition of helping the less fortunate.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Salvation Army, Richard Tripp and many more deserve the real credit. KCMO council are misguided.

Jesus said...

I love it....KC for once cant just pass ridiculous shit for monetary gain. its a start!

Anonymous said...

For once the city was going to pass something that made sense and they fail.

Anonymous said...

Naw, the issue is simple. Some, in this case Wagner, believe that passing ordinances are the same as leadership.

There is a role for government, but this is not it.

Thanks You Activists! said...

These people spoke up and did the right thing! Good for them, today they won.

Anonymous said...

Now get rid of the guy who proposed the ordinance. Sign me up for that petition!

Anonymous said...

I can't decide . . . do I want Scott Wagner to actually do something for the First District (you know, the district he's supposed to represent) or do I want him not to? Based on the fact that this of all things is the fruit of more than one year of his efforts, I'm really not sure.

Anonymous said...

I was there for a majority of the proceedings. It boils down to a few things. 1) the bill wasn't right for the city. We dont need the embarrassment upon our city. 2) Scott's actions did not help his case. He was on a losing battlefield and took it personal. His demeanor on Wednesday was so unpolished and unprofessional. You don't point out that the head of the Salvation Army is lying during his testimony. However, with that being said, a huge applause should go to Melba for being so graceful during the open forum. 3) Over 55 people showed up to say they disagreed with the bill. I think some of the legislators forget that advocacy really does exist in this city......but they got a good reminder there. 4) the council simply didn't have a clear enough plan when it comes to combatting homelessness, as a whole. Back to the drawing board they go.......

A gigantic shoutout to all the advocates that showed up, made calls, wrote letters and spread the word. Today was a good victory.

Anonymous said...

A hobo sold me a local, free range egg salad sandwich on artisinal bread. it was glorious and of course i posted my score to instagram.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can get the Mayor to dance for the victors ... http://youtu.be/AEI6W98YSPg

Anonymous said...

There are little towns with fewer than 3000 residents in rural Missouri who have more serious people on their city councils than KCMO.
In a city of over 464,000 folks, where exactly do these people come from?

P Bear said...

How about cracking down on crime, not HOBOS.

But then HOBOS can't fight back.

Wait, here is a brilliant idea. Let's TWEET about it...

What a fucking clown show.

Anonymous said...

Hobos stink and ruin neighborhoods. AND they are often violent.

Anonymous said...

Word is Sly has an idea for a new ordinance where every homeless person has to give up 25 [percent of his daily tin cup proceeds for soup and a sandwich. Proceeds will be used to fuel a Democratic Convention fund for 2028.

Anonymous said...

How big cities are mismanaged is not hard to understand. Voters tend to be younger, poorer and liberal. That leads to not questioning their leaders. That leads to candidates selling out to the highest bidder. After that honest and intelligent citizens don't even want to run. So we are left with the Glovers and Sharps decade after decade.

Anonymous said...

let wagner go without food for a week and see if he cares where it comes from when offred to him