Saturday, April 22, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! OVERWHELMINGLY SKEPTICAL KANSAS CITY REACTION CONFRONTS CITIZEN'S TASK FORCE ON VIOLENCE RECOMMENDATIONS!!!
More than a year of work and public meetings might have been wasted given the lackluster response to recommendations from Kansas City Citizens Task Force on violence.
A few highlights . . .
- Combined television broadcast news coverage on the day of the press statement totaled less than 4 minutes from all major local news outlets.
- Nearly 1/3rd of the members of the task force members completely dropped out of the meetings at the halfway point.
- Only a handful of members from the task force bothered to attend the final recommendation press conference.
Again, here's a look at the final document that took more than a year to produce . . .
Citizens Task Force on Violence final recommendations to the Mayor
Over that time Kansas City endured a homicide increase of nearly 30%.
Now, take a look at the presser according to City Hall . . .
What our blog community has noted in a search of social media reactions, news leader coverage and a few private statements from neighborhood leaders is that this plan has been largely dismissed by the public.
The question . . .
Will these plans work despite the fact that this process didn't inspire much follow-through or commitment from participants of the task force???
You decide . . .