Tuesday, July 23, 2019
In addition to pretending that this town has 25-MILLION visitors every year, Visit KC is also hyping the deplorable and widely lamented Kansas City dating scene.
For our late night, early morning shift worker pals, we offers a glimpse of tourist fantasy and suggestions for date night in Kansas City . . .
THAT'S RIGHT!!! THE DATING SCENE IN KANSAS CITY IS SO AWFUL THAT IT REQUIRES CITY HALL INTERVENTION!!!
Further reading just for fun:
IndyUK: ‘Coming out as conservative harder than coming out as gay’, says Miss Michigan sacked over ‘racist’ tweets
Vox: Political polarization is making dating worse
Atlantic: Why Online Dating Can Feel Like Such an Existential Nightmare
GQ: Signaling Your Politics on Tinder Is a Messy Business
Because this is the Internets, we realize that many of our readers haven't been on a proper date in years if not decades. At least those of us unlucky enough to realize in retrospect that a box store supply run and takeout is the sign of true love . . .
But fear not, turns out that relationships, commitment and marriage is mostly a thing of the past as companionship is mostly app-based and tantamount to a form of legal prostitution for those with disposable income . . . More importantly, hope NOBODY IS TAKING DATING OR LOVE ADVICE FROM THE INTERNETS.
And for late night readers who are lonely enough to have made it this far: STOP CRYING and we hope to see you for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!
A late night news line-up with a nod toward hottie Sophie and what the public really likes . . .
Verge: Instagram quantified our popularity, and now it wants to fix it
CNBC: As Instagram tests its ‘like’ ban, influencers will have to shift tactics to make money
Closer to home, here's a mix of serious and silly news for our late night denizens . . .
Check Out Kansas City Standoff We Hope Ends Peacefully
A Kansas City hotel was evacuated after a man barricaded himself inside one of the rooms, police said.Kansas City police said officers were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the Executive Inn and Suites in the 15000 Block of E U.S. 40 on a trespassing call.
Kansas Lady Contender???
The Wichita Republican joined with other GOP candidates for the Kansas Legislature to share a vision for the future of Kansas. (October 2016) After nearly three decades in Topeka, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle wants to give Washington a try. The Wichita Republican will officially launch her campaign for U.S.
Trading KC Cash For Justice
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An increase in reward money for information about Kansas City area homicides has given one local family hope that their son's murder will be solved nearly 30 years later. Corlis Davis says not a day goes by where she doesn't think about her son, Mark.
Golden Ghetto Critter Freedom
KCK officer pulls raccoon's head out of metal can during patrol
Co-working Hype Redux
Innovation is growing on the third floor of Goodwill's East Crossroads center, enabling Kansas City's next generation to take ownership of their city. "We really wanted to sort of address their needs, hear more about their voice and engage with them," William Dowdell, program director at Hire KC, said of the 21 students who make up the first class of Project Commons - a pilot program of the KC Social Innovation Center-backed organization, formally launched July 8.
KCMO Lame Duck Good Talk
The Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu called up Kansas City Mayor Sly James to see how he could best serve the community."Obviously, I love being involved in the community," Chiefs player Tyrann Mathieu said.Mathieu, known as "Honey Badger," called up James and asked him how he could best help in Kansas City."Coming from New Orleans, Louisiana, especially in the inner city, I think a lot of resources are very restricted.
For Discount Fanboys
As Sporting Kansas City prepares for a pivotal stretch run of summertime matches, Sporting President & CEO Jake Reid has conducted a Q&A that spans a variety of important topics both on and off the field, ranging From Peter Vermes and the playoff chase to ticket prices, fan-friendly initiatives and
And this is the OPEN THREAD for the late night . . .
With help from our suburbanite friends, our blog community previewed this inevitability at the top of the week so the "news" isn't quite so shocking from our vantage . . .
Fox4: Lee’s Summit superintendent Dennis Carpenter resigns; district names interim leader
KMBC: Lee's Summit superintendent resigns after reaching deal with school board
KCUR: Amid Racial Tension, Lee's Summit Will Pay Its First Black Superintendent $750,000 To Resign
You decide . . .
All is forgive in what will likely be the last Super Bowl run of the decade for these over-hyped footballers . . .
Arrowhead Pride: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes discussed Tyreek Hill
NBC: Authorities in Kansas refused to give NFL documents regarding Tyreek Hill case
Bleacher Report: NFL's Clearing of Tyreek Hill Opens Road to Potentially Historic Chiefs Season
CBS Sports: Chiefs coach Andy Reid addresses Tyreek Hill's return: 'We have the trust in Tyreek'
You decide . . .
RAYTOWN, Mo. - Wesley Hamilton said he is truly living his best life, in part thanks to the men of Netflix's "Queer Eye." The Kansas City native was shot multiple times and left paralyzed more than seven years ago.
Kansas City police are being criticized for its officers' role in the arrest of an illegal immigrant by ICE agents. Several immigrant rights groups say Kansas C...
CNBC: Trump administration pursues a rule that would end food stamps for 3.1 million people
Now check the local 1st & 15th panic:
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Three million people could lose their access to food stamps if a new rule is adopted. The agriculture secretary said the department is closing a loophole. Food assistance programs are used widely across the nation. About 36 million people received help in April of this year.
Kansas City's mayor-elect is already confronting inauguration challenges and a kick-off party that's turning into a political embarrassment.
To wit . . .
MAYOR-ELECT QUINTON'S TEAM IS BEGGING FOR DONATIONS AND HOPING CITY HALL TAXPAYER CASH WILL COVER THEIR INAUGURAL CHAMPAGNE TOAST!!!
We noted a hint of the drama to start the week but behind the scenes it's getting worse.
Here's another look at the invite . . .
Now . . .
THE PARTY PLANNING FOR THE INAUGURAL TOAST HAS HIT A SNAG BEHIND THE SCENES AS QUINTON'S HELPERS INCLUDE A SASSY WEDDING PLANNER WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S DOING!!!
At least that's what insiders are saying behind the scenes.
In fairness to Mayor-Elect Lucas . . . He has delegated this responsibility because he's more interested in policy issues. It's his team that is showing their inexperience in this task that should be a cake walk.
First mistake . . .
They're begging for donations and have forsaken fundraising for the event. Local power players are literally throwing their checkbooks at the new mayor but his team has been too naive to set up the proper organizational structure in order to throw a decent party that would accommodate the many supporters of the mayor. Instead, they're begging local companies for donations.
This move has sparked the ire of insiders:
"Local businesses need to be paid, the campaign is over and the new mayor's team should realize that it's time to stop leaning on their supporters. The way they're going about this is all wrong."
It gets worse . . .
The new council will be inaugurated and party the new mayor, City Hall is picking up some of the tab but control of the resources has started a fight behind the scenes with Team Quinton unable to realize that using taxpayer cash for this bash is going to be a big mistake for which they'll get spanked. Again, more experience and a proper fundraising structure would have solve solved this infighting.
And so . . .
Boulevard Brewery has donated quite a generous amount of booze to this event and the champagne toast is now a beer party which is okay with most locals but seems like a lot less than what was promised and probably foreshadows the future of this fledgling administration.
Developing . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following a review of athletic programs, the University of Missouri - Kansas City announced Tuesday plans to eliminate its men's tennis and women's golf programs. The move would reduce the total number of teams at the school from 16 to 14 starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
For 3rd year in a row, this JoCo city is ranked nation's best place to raise a family
Other than the part where he calls himself a hero, check the response from Clay Chastain after his case against The Star was thrown out. We've highlighted what looks like his main point and a warning to Kansas City.
Clay Chastain: Local courts blow it again in favor of the powerful over the powerless - KC's unsung hero.
U.S. District Court Judge Greg Kays stayed consistent with the Kansas City courts' tradition of allowing the powerful to walk all over the powerless. In my (Clay Chastain) defamation case against the KC Star, I sued them over their false statements that I threatened Mayor Sly James and had suffered from depression. Judge Kays ruled I offered no proof those two statements were false. Right judge. As to the lie about threatening James I cited no.... police report, witnesses, emails, press releases, phone calls, City Hall security questioning me, and I even cited the fact Mayor Sly James himself admitted he had never heard I threatened his personal safety over the THREE year period I was wrongly placed on the City's "Watch List" for citizens considered dangerous!!!! As to the Star's other lie that I "had suffered depression," I cited... I had never been clinically depressed, taken any medication for depression nor had I ever seen a doctor for any mental illness. What did this federal judge want...a notarized statement from God???
And the existing law says the court is to "liberally construe" my complaint!
Here is your take away: KC courts will not defend We the People from smear attacks from the KC Star and City Hall; and nor will they defend We the People's valid petitions from being ignored and severely interfered with by City Hall.
Fighting the Star and City Hall is a thankless job, but the only way to fight back is to do what I've done for the past 25-years...step back, regroup and come at em again. See ya in the next court- bully boys.
KC community activist, Clay Chastain
P.S. The most Honorable Judge Kevin D. Harrell is a shining exception. Recently, he twice ruled in my favor when the City tried to get my defamation case against it thrown out. He was later overruled by the establishment-loving Western District Court of Appeals.
Developing . . .
An argument for ongoing prosperity from a local power player who has done nicely during the so-called Downtown Kansas City Renaissance tops the civic agenda as we transition from one administration to the next.
Here's the word . . .
REJ: Ken Block: The cranes not leaving Kansas City anytime soon
"Kansas City is about as strong as it has been in a long time, economically and in how our citizens are doing. Our gross regional product is running very close to 3 percent, which is stronger than it has been. Our unemployment rate was down to 3.3 percent, which is lower than the national unemployment rate.
"There are lot of job openings in the right sectors today. This includes education and health services, professional business services and government jobs. There are opportunities, too, in manufacturing and utilities. When I started out in this business, our economy was not nearly as expansive as it is today. We were strong in agriculture, manufacturing and the automobile industry. But we did not have the level of medical, professional, tech, business or any of the kind of jobs we have today. We are mirroring almost exactly the U.S. economy. We have a very strong economy spread out over every single job opportunity."
In many ways, this seems like the very antithesis of the bigger, better national debate on the topic of prosperity . . .
Vice: The Next Recession Could Arrive Before the End of Trump’s Term, Says Elizabeth Warren
And so we ask . . .
IS SEN. WARREN RIGHT ABOUT PREPARING FOR ECONOMIC COLLAPSE OR WILL THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY BUILDING BOOM CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM THE PREZ TRUMP BULL MARKET?!?!
Even better . . .
This juxtaposition is delightful given that so many Conservatives decry the KCMO building boom on borrowed money but support Prez Trump's economic progress. By that same token, progressives adore local progress in redeveloping inside the loop but rarely give credit to the Prez Trump economy which helps to finance the good times.
We look forward to any rhetorical tap dancing on the topic whilst we keep all of our wooden nickles earned from blogging in a coffee can under a mattress.
Developing . . .
Fallout from a controversial ICE arrest now targets KCPD for their participation.
To wit . . .
INSIDERS AND ACTIVISTS TALK FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR KCPD IN ASSISTING ICE WITH CONTROVERSIAL CAPTURE!!!
Two sides of this issue . . .
- KCPD involvement in this issue is why a great many activist advocate for local control to mandate officers stand down in this kind of situation . . .
- On the other hand, KCPD is often a stabilizing force in local police actions by federal authorities. Greater law enforcement diversity, training and community connections MOST LIKELY DEESCALATED this situation which could have been much worse . . . In the future, KCPD body cameras might be the only documentation of these kind of federal arrests given that agents aren't required to operate under the same rules of transparency.
Nevertheless, here's a word from a couple of connected City Hall insiders combined into one quote that offers an accurate look at how the KCMO civic elite see this one . . .
"Why is KCPD wasting taxpayer resources helping ICE enforce immigration orders while there have been 78 homicide this year and clearance rates are in the toilet, because of a lack of resources according to KCPD?! This is definitely going to come up at the next police board meeting and there will likely be a lot more questions about these tactics or even participating in this kind of arrest from the Quinton Lucas Administration."
To be fair, and because it came up in the comments, KCPD clearance rates are up to 56% which is better than half and pretty standard for this time of year. More info on the topic as share a double take this morning . . .
KMBC: ICE says it arrested immigration fugitive during car stop in Kansas City
Congressman Cleaver tweeted on the topic: "This video is very concerning as to the traumatization of children and the reasonable use of force. I have already reached out to all parties to better understand what is going on."
KCUR: Kansas City police are also on the scene, having arrived after the agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement boxed in the car containing the man, the woman who shot the video and two children in the back seat.
Fox4 Update: Questions raised over arrest of Mexican national in Kansas City
You decide . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- There is less than a week left before appeals of Jackson County property tax assessments are due. This comes after some home valuations have spiked as much as 400%. KCTV5 News has reported on the assessment mess for more than a month.
If Kathleen Sebelius won't run for U.S. Senate in 2020, Kansas Democrats can't win
CITIZEN MEDIA EXCLUSIVE!!! TWO INDEPENDENCE, MO COUNCIL MEMBERS APOLOGIZE AFTER 'MIDDLE EASTERNS' COMMENT SPARKS MORE PROTEST!!!
In a recent Independence, MO council session, Councilman Curt Dougherty made a horrifically insensitive and bigoted remark about "Middle Easterns" who owned shops and were willing to "sell anything out the back door."
The comment elicited outry across the metro and calls for his resignation.
The councilman still hasn't said very much on the record and hasn't appeared on camera to talk about his remarks.
This week, activists offered statements to the council expressing their disdain for the remarks.
Surprisingly, two Council members offered an apology.
Here's how citizen media viewed the situation . . .
"Racism is a serious problem in Kansas City. Last week an Independence City Council Member was open about is Anti Muslim bigotry with no objection from the City Council while it occurred. The three minute video shows the watered down apology from two City Council Members after an SEIU complaint was read out loud during the meeting."
Take a look . . .
Trolley Trail goers left in dark after light poles stripped of wiring
Tech giant Google considering data center in Northland
Two critical federal research agencies are being gutted after workers were asked to relocate from Washington to the Midwest. Starting Monday, new and relocating employees can begin reporting to temporary offices in the Kansas City region, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
A peek at two of our favorite supermodel hotties and a glimpse at the reality of the lingerie game online . . .
Marketwatch: Victoria's Secret is losing Instagram 'likes' to competitors
Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .
Historic KC Home Auction
DALLAS, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A home once described by Frank Lloyd Wright as "a little gem" in Kansas City will soon be sold by Heritage Auctions. The...
Spy Tech Captures Local Crook
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- According to court documents, thanks to a tip, Twitter, fingerprints, license plate readers and surveillance cameras, the FBI caught a bank robber who investigators believe targeted at least four local banks.
Footballer Primae Noctis?!?!
Rumor has it that if you send a wedding invite to Oprah, Mickey and Minnie Mouse or Queen Elizabeth, you'll receive a returned RSVP that may even include a small gift or a personalized note. Of course, the odds of your favorite celebrity actually attending your nuptials are slim - unless you're Kansas City Chiefs fans Matt and Taylor Hubbard.
Local Take On Hairy Sitch
MISSION, KS (KCTV) -- California lawmakers are leading a fight to make a controversial practice at businesses and schools illegal for the first time: discrimination against black hairstyles. California's governor has signed a bill into law protecting black students and employees with styles like dreadlocks or cornrows.
Cowtown Rising Star Review
Khalidwith DJ Cuddy, aka Cuddy MontanaSprint CenterSunday, July 21The 21-year-old contemporary R&B artist Khalid - not to be confused with DJ Khaled, the g...
Home Team End Game Goals
With the Kansas City Royals on track for the second overall pick in the MLB draft for the second year in a row, all it took was one week after the All-Star break to put that into jeopardy. As the teams around them kept losing, the Royals kept winning.
Kansas City Cool Down
Hide Transcript Show Transcript KNOW FIRST. STEVEN: WHAT A DAY TO BE OUT AND ABOUT. BRYAN: WE ARE ALL NODDING. YEP, YEP. [LAUGHTER] THIS PAST WEEKEND FEELING LIKE 110. NOWHERE NEAR LET -- THAT TODAY. FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES, STILL MODERATE. MOLD LOWL -- LOW. THE AIR QUALITY IS IMPROVING.
Alan x Walkers - Unity is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
For the past several years, a group of Shawnee Mission parents have been urging the administration to improve diversity and inclusion efforts across the school district. On July 1, a new staff member joined the district with the task of addressing just that.
Taxpayer cries foul over fee for copy of Clay County commission meeting
Take a look:
Friends remember KC man who drowned in Lake Jacomo
Monday, July 22, 2019
We've been talking about deportation crackdown for quite some time and now the local news scene is getting a look at the often messy process . . .
To wit . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY ICE DEPORTATIONS ARE CONSTANT AND TODAY'S SOCIAL MEDIA LIVESTREAM DRAMA OFFERS MIDDLE-CLASS NEWS WATCHERS A PEEK AT HOW IT HAPPENS!!!
The raw cut for those who havne't seen it yet . . .
News followup . . .
KCUR: Shared Live On Facebook, Immigration Agents In Kansas City Smash Car Window To Arrest Man
KCTV5: Family ripped apart as ICE agents arrested man that lives in KCMO
And so we ask . . .
WAS THIS ICE ARREST TOO MUCH OR AN ACCURATE GLIMPSE OF THE PROCESS???
Whatever the answer, the reality is that the crackdowns have been pretty much the same under the Administration of both Prez Obama & Prez Trump . . .
Also, just to get this out of the way . . .
Police don't have to show a warrant to arrest or detain a person. Authorities are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 48 hours and sometimes longer without any charge . . . Again, this kind of broad authority even scares most lawmakers but it's worth mentioning when activists & advocates keep asking for warrants like they're in the movies. Fact is, there are few checks and balances for either citizens or illegal aliens when it comes to the arrest process . . . Most of the discretion is up to law enforcement.
You decide . . .
'So much worse' than Fyre Festival: Residents abandon trendy KC condo amid flooding, broken elevators and blight
An unfinished section of the Park Reserve condo development, which will now remain vacant/Photo by Jeremey Theron Kirby When Ian and Danielle Young first toured their Park Reserve condominium in 2017, there wasn't much to see. In realtor terms, it was a "white box" of studs and sheetrock.
Jackson County legislators want to put a restriction on some of the big property tax estimates. They want to make sure some properties were physically inspected...
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It's been more than a week since someone spray painted over the mural of Cesar Chavez and Our Lady of Guadalupe. That art has been in the Westside neighborhood since the 90s. But as KCTV5 News found out, those marks won't last.
Right now hottie Elsa inspires this look at Summer 2019 beach life . . .
WallSt 24/7: America’s Richest Beach Towns
Fr24: For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task
Smithsonian: The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed
Meanwhile, we won't let these somewhat nicer local links go to waste as they wash up on our desk tonight . . .
Dealing Almost Done
In the latest Sprint T-Mobile merger news, the proposed $26 billion merger deal is closer to the green light by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as merging companies have reportedly made ready the asset divestiture plan to create a fourth wireless player.
Kansas City Search History Will NEVER Be Cleared
Google has not finalized plans to build the center in Kansas City, but a vote by Port KC is doing its part to help lure the tech behemoth.
JoCo Fair Trade
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- For the first time, a town municipal court in Kansas is trying to collect their legal fees, through school supplies. Melissa Civil has been working as a teacher for one year at Longfellow Elementary School.
Midtown Bar Life Addition
Zach Bauman It's a great relief to eat a simple, well-prepared meal that isn't trying to impress the neighbors. I've grown tired of restaurants "elevating" classic dishes, an inane descriptor that seems to be industry shorthand for "putting a short rib on it." I'm ready to bring them back down to earth.
Fanboy Fight Cont'd
Kansas City Chiefs fans rejoice! Training camp kicks off this week and the long NFL dead zone from the NFL draft until training camp is finally coming to an end. No longer do we have to fill our free time speculating how things will play out or dealing with offseason drama around a certain wide receiver and how the media is covering it.
Locals Don't Spill Tea
Tea-Biotics bottles $1.2M in quick funding round; taps into thirsty new markets for kombucha
Kanas City Winter Is Coming
SOURCE: Hallmark Hallmark will be releasing a Patrick Mahomes Keepsake ornament in October.The ornament, called "Making the Play," will retail for $20.99.Hallmark's website it will be available Oct. 5. Hallmark will be releasing a Patrick Mahomes Keepsake ornament in October. The ornament, called "Making the Play," will retail for $20.99.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Voters in Missouri made medical marijuana legal, but many people in the state soon will have to decide between a medical marijuana card or their guns. That's because federal law doesn't permit legal gun ownership for medical marijuana users.
For Pam Cornwell, it is difficult not to listen to children who struggle with sexual and gender identity.They need support, she says, and the risk is troubling. LGBTQ children are much more likely to become depressed, and the number of youth suicides in Kansas is growing.As a family therapist with St.
KCPD CHIEF ARGUES FOR $25K HOMICIDE TIP INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS DESPITE ANOTHER BLOODY KCMO WEEKEND!!!
Kansas City is once again on a record pace for 2019 homicides, gunfire and two murders dominated headlines over the weekend and property crime is growing worse in many neighborhoods. Nevertheless, here's the new Chief highlighting local efforts and offering numbers to support his claim . . .
KCPD CHIEF'S BLOG: $25,000 reward greatly increases homicide tips
Money line from The Chief . . .
I am grateful to announce that two Kansas City, Missouri, homicides have been solved in the last month thanks to anonymous tips that carry a reward of $25,000 each. Both of those tips came in after the June 21 press conference announcing the $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in homicides that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri.
For many, $25,000 is life-changing money. We also hope it will change the lives of families who are grieving with no sense of justice over who killed their loved ones. The trend is certainly looking good. According to numbers from Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, since the press conference announcing the reward increase, there have been 58 tips submitted on Kansas City, Missouri, homicides. Compare that to the month prior (May 20 – June 20, 2019), when there were only 23 KCMO homicide tips. That’s an increase of more than 150% month over month . . .
Read the post in its entirety . . .
You decide . . .
Kansas City, Missouri, police are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 6th Street and McGee Street, which is just south of Interstate 35 between Grand Boulevard and the Heart of America Bridge inside the north end of the Downtown Loop.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 35-year-old man who police say refused to drop a weapon following an aggravated assault and attempted to attack an officer Friday in the Northland faces a series of charges. Clay County prosecutors charged Robert Luckinbill over the weekend with two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
OLATHE, Kan. - A 30-year-old Kansas City woman died of injuries sustained when her ex-boyfriend violently assaulted her. Now, family is seeking justice for Lucia Frayre's untimely death. "She didn't deserve this. She didn't deserve any of this," Brooke Day said, talking about her sister-in-law. Frayre's family said she was their light.
Double bad news today for this town's most prolific petitioner in his constant battl with two KCMO institutions . . . . . .
A lawsuit against the newspaper was thrown out and the dead-tree outlet is highlighting their victory with a front and center headline which has earned a freebie behind the paywall:
"A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against the Kansas City Star filed by transit activist and serial municipal candidate Clay Chastain . . . The column mentioned Chastain’s one-time inclusion on a City Hall watch list for perceived threats against Mayor Sly James, a history of depression and financial struggle and the numerous lawsuits he has filed against Kansas City . . . U.S. District Court Judge Greg Kays ruled Chastain had failed to establish any of the statements as false and noted Chastain acknowledged some of the statements in the very court filing where he claimed they weren’t true."
And then . . .
Mr. Chastain admit that his latest City Hall effort has hit a roadblock:
Clay Chastain The Great Petition Robbery
While the Star distracts the people with crime and sport stories, a Great Petition Robbery is taking place at City Hall. The James' gang, including Scott Wagner and Jolie Justus, have stolen a transit petition from We the People and are not letting the people vote on it. For 3-months Wagner's Finance committee has held the "Green Transit" petition in committee (signed in behalf of by 2,500 KC voters) refusing to tell We the People why! On July 17th that committee voted to hold We the People's valid petition in committee for another 6-months without explanation, while our watch dog sleeps.
Rigged elections and insider deals have been the hallmark of Kansas City's government the last 8 years. The people have largely been treated like mushrooms - kept in the dark and fed manure. Does the new mayor and council really want to follow in the last council's footsteps and continue these actions of bad faith against We the People? Message to the new City Council...listen to your constituents - We the People - and Let us Vote.
Leading Committee of Petitioner, Clay Chastain
Developing . . .
KCPD names Buddies bar owner as victim in April house explosion, death ruled homicide
Ex-president of Raytown school board charged with stealing