Monday, August 15, 2016
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TRASH TALK!!! BROOKSIDE RAGES OVER WASTE MANAGEMENT SNAFU AMID EVIDENCE OF CITY HALL NEGLECT!!!
This morning Brookside is livid over the current state of waste management in Kansas City and they're talking trash over City's Hall's due diligence or lack thereof amid this hot mess.
To wit and because we strive to make it hot whilst reminding ourselves that it's trash day and we need to finish this post quickly or live with snack cakes wrappers and coffee cups strewn about this basement . . .
CHECK THIS EPIC REPORTING WHICH REVEALS BROOKSIDE ANGRY AT CITY HALL OVER ON ONGOING WASTE MANAGEMENT HOT MESS!!!
Thankfully, the story features just a bit of activism in order to solve the problem without any help from elected officials.
Take a peek:
Brookside Residents Furious over Trash Problems and Being Spurned by City Hall Fix the Problem Themselves.
Over the last several weeks trash collection in Brookside particularly south of 63rd street has been spotty at best. There have been weeks where trash has piled up for over 5 days. Bags have been ripped open by stray dogs and cats attracting vermin and disease. Calls to 311 and 6th district council members have resulted in nothing.
Fed up with this and fed up with a city government that is completely uninterested in fixing the city's many worsening problems, John Murphy a CFRG co-founder and Armour Fields Homes Association board member contacted A LOCAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY to find out what exactly was going on. Here's what transpired: THE COMPANY informed him that after A RECENT ACQUISITION the US DOT required them to conduct a thorough drug screening test. THE LOCAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY found out that 56% of its drivers could not pass the DOT required drug screening test, which meant that they could not work. What's even more concerning is that the COMPANY THAT HELD THE CONTRACT PREVIOUSLY had not been conducting its required tests putting Kansas City Residents at risk. It seems that KCMO conducted no due diligence. . .
Murphy met with executives last week and they agreed to have drivers brought in from around the country to help out while they recruit new drivers and train them. In addition, Murphy introduced them to the KC Chapter of the National Urban League who will help recruit and train new drivers.
It is beyond me as to why our city council members or staff at city hall didn't do this weeks ago. It'll be interesting to see who at city hall jumps in to claim credit.
The job starts at $20/hr offers 401k and benefits . . .
Developing . . .