Friday, March 03, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN LUCAS SUPPORTS COUNCIL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE ORDINANCE!!!



Social media statement on the upcoming move for a Council vote before Missouri makes this kind of move illegal . . . Money line highlighted . . .

3rd District At-Large Councilman Quinton Lucas . . .

Last week the Missouri Supreme Court (SCOMO) held that the ordinance increasing the minimum wage in the City of St. Louis could go into effect due to flaws in state legislation intended to preempt certain local government actions. Last month, SCOMO also held that Kansas City could not restrict ballot access for initiative petitions based on our (too often) flawed legal interpretations that the measures were unconstitutional. Owing to the City's mistake, KCMO rescinded our minimum wage increase ordinance and denied supporters access to the ballot for almost two years.

Council now has the opportunity to correct our past mistakes. As a threshold matter, the low wage continues to impact negatively thousands of Kansas Citians and the quality of life for all Kansas Citians because it maintains a permanent class of working poor in our city who need access to services that all taxpayers end up providing. Further, Council should correct our past missteps because we limited the rights of petitioners and advocates based on ultimately flawed legal advice. As the Supreme Court has noted, we should never use legal counsel as a shield against fervent public debate on important issues and I believe the minimum wage is an issue that all sides of the public debate would like to see addressed.

Some of my colleagues note however, that we should "wait and see what happens." Why? For what? We're elected by the citizens of Kansas City to address important issues for Kansas City, not use first the law, then potential state legislature actions as a defense against doing what's right. We've also been discussing the issue for years. A super majority of the current Council has suggested they support a responsible minimum wage increase and the past Council and current Mayor supported an ordinance doing just that before rescinding it based on now-incorrect legal advice.

Along with my 3rd and 5th District colleagues and hopefully others, I plan to support a vote this upcoming Thursday to reinstate the minimum wage increase ordinance already passed by our predecessor Council. There's no need to wait and see. It's hard to ask a person actually working each day to get out of poverty to just keep waiting.

Some contend the state legislature may "punish" the City if we act. I respect those who serve in our legislature and I hope they respect us. Just as they're elected to serve their constituents, we're elected to do what's right for Kansas Citians. What's right is that we show the state our respect for all of our workers.
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13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So the minimum wage goes up...and then prices of shit goes up...

And yur back where ya started, succa.

Anonymous said...

Explain how this will not cause businesses to close their doors because they can't to double their payroll costs. Start by doubling the costs of daycare which is already a huge expense, who will be able to afford that? Replacing employees with automated alternatives and job losses will follow. Looking ahead to longer term ramifications does not seem to be a consideration.

Anonymous said...

Not a good idea. Temporarily, it feels good. But you can't just invent money. The cost comes from somewhere. This will sink small businesses, increase end consumer costs, and result in lost jobs as personnel costs are leveraged.

None of this matters, of course, to the Free Shit Army.

Vote KC said...

^^^ Agree.

This guy just proved that the is the enemy of all busienss in KC.

Shame on him!

Anonymous said...

This motherfucker really does look like Squidward.

Anonymous said...

The city could well loose tax revenue instead of gaining it - which is the real reason the chicken shits want it.

Anonymous said...

He can always say to these newly acquired voters.. we'll I supported you, but didn't know you would be laid off or be replaced by machines.

Anonymous said...

Nobody will buy shit in KC anymore. It's simply too easy to drive elsewhere and you're depriving a criminal of a potential victim, to boot.

Kansas City, the Worker's Paradise. What a fucking joke,

Crazy Clown said...

Sure that Lib'tard supports it, because their secret agenda is to turn right back around and take the majority of it away from those who'll get it,,,,

its called Higher TAXES and fees on everything,,

1st they give it to ya', then they take it right back away from ya thru lies & deception , typ[ical of Degenerate Communist Lib'tards, such as that Ass Clown !!

Watch and see !!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you think this only affects minimum wage earners, you are in for a huge surprise. Glad I no longer live in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Calm down everyone. It's not happening, no matter what the city council council or voters say about the matter. This is pure politics. Mr. Lucas needs to do this to garner support for his mayoral run. He knows this is all meaningless. He's just shoring up a base.

Anonymous said...

Will Squidward be our next Mayor? He's been running for the last 5 years...

Anonymous said...

Hell no