Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas Defends MLK Rename On The Paseo
Basically, this Kansas City mayoral hopeful argues that people marching dictate his policy decisions.
Here's his far more eloquent and convoluted explanation:
Northeast News: Guest Column by Councilman Quinton Lucas
3rd District At-Large Councilman Quinton Lucas: "I believe the hundreds of people who marched asking for a name change and the others who have spent years asking for a chance to share why they support a name change deserve a hearing, not the bureaucratic maze in which everyone claims to support some honor, but no one does anything . . . Here’s the deal. People deserve a hearing. Not a circus. With the delays, it’s hard for one not to think about Dr. King’s suggestion that issues like this “merely bring to the surface tension that is already alive.” Rather than burying it again or moving the debate to another neighborhood, another commission, or another City Council, Kansas City can and should decide, either through its Council or at the ballot, how to honor Dr. King."
Read his column in its entirety.
You decide . . .