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.
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 . . .