Friday, June 09, 2017
FEAR THE NEW NORMAL IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Quick round-up of how Kansas City news played out this week and local tends becoming all too commonplace . . .
- This week a TRIPLE MURDER didn't really shock anyone given increasing gang violence the steadily rising homicide count over the past two years. There's a CRIME CRISIS in Kansas City that's putting us on a path toward more than 130 murders this year and no one has really raised an alarm.
- Kansas City convention hotel developers BRAZENLY BYPASSED VOTERS with the help of the Mayor and most of the City Council in a direct affront to local Democracy and few if any social media political activists even noticed. Like it or not, insiders can borrow $35-MILLION from City Hall with no questions asked!!! Meanwhile there are even fewer checks and balances on this project and no public confirmation of solid private investor or bond broker support.
- Organized labor leaders pushed a no-bid airport dead, pouted when that effort FAILED and now want to bully their way into public office despite declining memberships, less money, less public support amid changing demographics of the Northland. Good luck.
Meanwhile, locals seem exceptionally interested in Beltway gossip and the ongoing culture war while they mostly neglect what's happening in their own backyard.
Developing . . .