Thursday, December 21, 2017

KANSAS CITY QUESTION FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS: IS BILL NIGRO THE MAN WHO SAVED WESTPORT VIA STREET PRIVATIZATION???



A somewhat watered down version of Westport street privatization is expected to pass the full council session afteroon and that gives us one last chance to talk about this hot mess before the bars own a good part of the conversation on Midtown Kansas City streets.

Accordingly and with respect to one of the strongest advocates of today's Westport milestone . . .

WILL BILL NIGRO'S PLAN TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF WESTPORT STREETS SAVE THE EMBATTLED KANSAS CITY PARTY DISTRICT???

To be fair, here's one last from our most communication with Mr. Nigro wherein he did agree to offer one line on the record:

Bill Nigro: "I just want to help keep Westport safe, so that we can provide a secure environment to protect EVERYONE who visits . . ."

We've tried to look at both sides of the issue in this debate that sets an important precedent for the entire city.

While other, frivolous columnists and media outlets were busy debating imaginary hip-hop equal rights . . .

Our blog community talked about the implications for public safety and small biz after an off-duty cop was killed in a Westport shooting this year.

And the opposite side of the issue, we offered equal time to local power player white dudes against this KCMO crackdown.

Now it's up to our KCMO elected officials and because they all read this blog . . .

ONE LAST TIME . . . SHOULD KANSAS CITY PRIVATIZE WESTPORT STREETS???

You decide . . .

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

OF COOOOOOURSE.

This should have been done over the Summer. It might have saved some lives.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason to avoid Raport.

Anonymous said...

No- No and again NO! Free to walk wherever.

Anonymous said...

Hell yes!!! If it keeps the blacks out!!!

Anonymous said...

The Mr. Bill Show!

KC JD said...

Totally think Bill is doing the right thing here. Look, you can't CCW inside a bar and this is definitely a bar district. Adjusting the rules helps cut down on the wackos who are only bringing a gun to start trouble. This is a good 1st step to better security in Westport.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Jolie Justus who was the hero. Wasn’t it her idea at one time? Jolie eats quite a bit of pussy, too.

Anonymous said...

Fuck it! Close Westport. It ain't much more than a pack of ignorant ass drunkards anyway.

Anonymous said...

It means that he does not have to run his own business. The POLICE will take care of things for him just as they always do for Westport booze sellers.

Anonymous said...

No. There are all kinds of unforeseen consequences. Will the KCPD enforce traffic laws there if that happens? Will they take traffic accident reports for crashes on private streets? Maybe not. Who will maintain the streets? This is not cheap. Who will insure these streets for liability? This is much more complicated than you might think.

Anonymous said...

145 murders in the city this year, 2 in the Westport Area and none in the vacated zone. Protect the streets of an area that has no problems at all costs because the visual appearance of safety is important! For the rest of those 143 murders, well what can you do? Then Sly is shocked to find out that people in KCMO do not feel he cares about them.

Anonymous said...

Nigro is only concerned about himself and nobody else.

Anonymous said...

Dollar Bill Nigro!

Anonymous said...

As long as helps to cleanse the city of homos and hoodrats.

Anonymous said...

Black people, do you realize the extreme measures society has to take to try to avoid your violent ways? My days of going to Westport are long gone but this bullshit has gone on for decades. Decades too long. The police would never let hundreds of white people, Asian, Hispanic, Filipino, Indian, Mongolian, or Polynesian line the streets and fuck with people, attack them, rob them, or shoot them. But black people are allowed to. Why is that? Why do laws not apply to black people? Why are people allowed in an area to not patronize local businesses and ruin payi g customers good time? Why is one group of people allowed to ruin businesses in an area by harassing people minding their own business? Nobody else gets to do this. I hope Westport success at keeping out the criminal element by any means necessary. If some black criminals feelings get hurts who gives a fuck? This city needs some leadership that isn't afraid to be called a racist by the East side gritters and stand up to them. God knows they aren't doing anything to stop the slaughter committed by their brethren.