Wednesday, March 07, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCILMAN JERMAINE REED PLAN TO BOOZE UP KANSAS CITY 18TH & VINE STAYS LOSING!!!
Fierce resistance from faith community leaders and neighborhood stakeholders once again SHUT DOWN a controversial ordinance to relax liquor codes in the 18th & Vine entertainment district today.
Here's the word . . .
"In today's Neighborhood and Public Safety Committee Hearing Councilman Jermaine Reed's controversial liquor ordinance, which attempts to silence the ability of churches to dissent against more liquor near them, FAILED to make it out of committee. Councilman Reed arrogantly refused to accept amendments offered to the ordinance."
Ordinance #180122 was held FOR THE SECOND TIME and without some compromise the legislation looks like it might die in committee.
Moreover . . .
SWIFT PUSH BACK AGAINST FROM 3RD DISTRICT MINISTERS & NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATES REVEALS COUNCIL DUDE REED DIDN'T DO MUCH RESEARCH BEFORE SPONSORING THIS LEGISLATION!!!
In fact, almost immediately Grace Temple Pastor Demean Ellis spoke out against the measure that could put a bar right next door without giving his congregation any legal recourse: “They put the law in to protect, and now they want to take that away, and who suffers is the church," he said.
This is important because Councilman Reed is in the midst of a mayoral campaign and he's seemingly unable to garner support within the heart of his own district.
Developing . . .