Saturday, April 28, 2018
FANTASTIC VOYAGE!!! KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE TOUR TOUTS ECONOMIC COMEBACK!!!
Take a look at this municipal motorcade touting urban core propaganda that doesn't actually offer much insight into the economic struggles of the inner-city neighborhoods but instead advocates the interests of developers and politicos.
Take a look:
KCTV5: Bus tour works to show off improvements in East KC
"Community leaders feel there's a renaissance happening in communities east of Troost and they want to show off the developments at 18th and Vine and other neighborhoods along Troost and Prospect.
That's why the Urban Neighborhood Initiative organized Saturday’s bus tour.
They took people along the Prospect corridor and showed them some of the housing and business projects in the works . . . There have been several major projects in the area in the past few years, like the recently completed Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol station."
Sadly, this civic cheerleader junket ignores the fact that many East side residents have legitimate criticism of how East Patrol was established. Moreover, police stations aren't usually touted as economic drivers in ANY other community.
You decide . . .