Monday, December 11, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! URBAN PLANNERS AND ACTIVISTS DEMAND WESTPORT STREET PRIVATIZATION STUDY!!!



The fight for control of Westport streets continues this week as locals inundate City Council with demands for action amid growing violence in and around this party district.

Here on TKC we've covered nearly every aspect of this debate over the past year.

We've considered the social justice angle and claims of hip-hop discrimination.

Better than any other news outlet we've dived deep into the political ramifications of this move and revealed that Westport biz owners are angry with Council Lady Jolie Justus for her alleged betrayal.

The current plan according to legislation sponsored by Council Lady Katy Shields actually vacates even more streets from local control.

And this leads us to the latest chapter in this fight . . .

Kansas City class warfare:

URBAN PLANNERS, ACTIVISTS AND ACADEMICS TALK TRASH AGAINST 'BAR OWNERS' GARNERING CONTROL OF KANSAS CITY STREETS!!!

The latest round of talking points focuses on "bar owners" and their ALLEGED lack of qualifications to equitably, fairly and legally govern public streets. Like it or not, this bit of rhetoric that kinda focuses on class issues is gaining traction.

Evidence . . .

KANSAS CITY URBAN PLANNERS NOW DEMAND AN EXTENSIVE STUDY FROM CITY COUNCIL ON WESTPORT STREET PRIVATIZATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS!!!

Like it or not, the document should be over the head of the bar crowd who are way too busy trying to eek out a living and can't really afford to dive deep into urban planning jargon.

Moreover, the "study" of Westport street privatization will reportedly call for Council-appointed oversight into any quasi-private group that administers public streets.

Translation:

URBAN PLANNERS AND ACTIVISTS MIGHT ACTUALLY GAIN MORE CONTROL AND INFLUENCE AGAINST WESTPORT BAR BIZ IF STREET PRIVATIZATION IS ENACTED!!!

Even better or worse, this stalling tactic could delay a decision on street privatization for another year.

Meanwhile, the homicide count in and around Westport continues to rise.

Developing . . .

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better title: Bill Nigro just can't win.

Anonymous said...

Blame the Westport Downtown Merchants Association for this disaster. They thought they were going to ram this thing through again with a couple of editorials and some free food coupons. Disgusting.

Their strategy is old and embarrassing.

Why should KC hand over control of the streets to bars and shady bar owners?

A bad plan and an even worse precedent.

Anonymous said...

At least Bill is trying to save some businesses down there. The way it's going now, it'll be all condos and no customers. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

The battle of westport: Against rap music?

Losing fight.

Anonymous said...

I’m for any plan that keeps a certain group out of Westport altogether.

Anonymous said...

What’s there to study, they already know what the problem is. Black people

Anonymous said...

Racist

Anonymous said...

Truth hurts, that doesn’t make it racist

Anonymous said...

^^^^Because you are alive, doesn't make you worthy of life.

Anonymous said...

Is Nigro the miget who drives the black mercedes and scowels at people when he drives around?

Anonymous said...

Hey, use a twist on the "Smile You're On Camera" tactic. Try a quick, cheap and likely effective remedy by posting signs with:
This area under surveillance and patrolled by KCPD, parole and probation officers, child-support enforcement staff, and baby-mamas outta diapers and formula...SO, GIT!"

Anonymous said...

Geezer Hater and Byron suck each other’s dicks.

Anonymous said...

2:30 your not worthy

Anonymous said...

Can I privatize my street ?

Anonymous said...

A scheme from Westport doesn't want to deal with the real legal issues, they just want to pirate the streets, not pay for them. A damn shame really.

The Real Westport said...

So NO to Bill Nigro!

Anonymous said...

KC isn't serious about responding to crime. We just want to cry and whine about it. When it's time to come up with a real plan, we kill it.

THAT is what's happening here.

Anonymous said...

The city should not have to redefine what a road is after hundred years just because the latest generation does not know how to behave. Have gun check points on the roads coming into the area. Use drug and gunpowder sniffing dogs. Make this group go to the jazz district and mess it up.

Anonymous said...

If you privatize the streets, you take away people's rights. We don't need to "vacate" streets for the benefit of bar owners.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it pathetic what we have do to try to stop the black plague? Why is it every city in America has the same problem? It's not white people, it's not Hispanic people, it's not Hmong people, it's not Peruvian people, it's black people. It is always black people.

Polar Bear said...

Westport sucks. If you like getting shot or puked on or both, come on down.

If I want to watch coon-a-boons I will tune in a episode of "Blackish".

Anonymous said...

Shannon Jaxx is behind this.

Anonymous said...

Isn't shannon the lesbo that works for the kc school district?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^you hit it on the head.