Sunday, December 24, 2017
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY DEVELOPERS DEMAND 2018 COUNCIL REDISTRICTING!!!
Kansas City residents and business interests inside the loop are fighting for more political representation.
To wit . . .
DOWNTOWN/CROSSOROADS AND THE WESTSIDE NORTH LEADERS ARE NOW DEMANDING THEIR OWN COUNCIL DISTRICT THAT COULD UPSET THE BALANCE OF POWER THROUGHOUT KANSAS CITY!!!
Here's a look at some of the reasoning . . .
"The population influx is beyond the tipping point. Downtown now deserves a place at the table and someone who speaks to the amazing growth and development of the Downtown/Crossroads area. This is a unique time and one of the typical Brookside/Waldo or Ward Parkway candidates doesn't really understand the amazing opportunities available in the heart of KCMO. In the new maps that are being drawn, Downtown needs to be the focus the 4th District, we're now too big to be an afterthought."
And so, under that radar of most Kansas City media outlets . . . Downtown has more money, influence and business support to take over the redistricting process than any other neighborhood in KCMO.
More to the point . . .
ONCE AGAIN THE AT-LARGE COUNCIL DISTRICTS ARE UNDER ATTACK AS A LEGACY OF OLD SCHOOL KANSAS CITY SEGREGATION-ERA POLITICS!!!
And finally . . .
Remember that deceased political consultant Steve Glorioso helped redraw the current lines and without his influence and advocacy for minority communities . . . This time around the Council map could look radically different thanks to greater corporate influence than Kansas City has ever witnessed.
Developing . . .