Thursday, November 29, 2018

KANSAS CITY KEEPS LIQUOR CARDS!!! ACTIVIST & WESTPORT OUTCY REJECTED!!!



The debate over Kansas City Liquor cards denied to felons lasted for more than an hour today and ended in disappointment for those advocating change.

Despite "ban the box" efforts and the dearth of Missouri regs . . .

City Council kept the longstanding policy of denying a "liquor card" to felons.

A few things to consider . . .

- In what might be the oddest local political pairing of 2018 - Social Justice Warriors and Westport Leaders are united in their efforts against so-called "dumb cards" as a barrier to employment.

- What everyone forgets: Liquor cards are free money and represent one of the oldest employment taxes in KCMO history dating back to KC's golden mob era.

- Neighborhood leaders helped to put down liquor card push back. While Wesport is the loudest against the regulation, East Side & neighbors on the outskirts of town realize that rules restricting bars & felons are important to keep often dangerous hangouts in check.

- Regulated Industries is against the change and makes an important point about taking away one of their tools to check the local bar biz.

- Count this as another issue that could influence the upcoming election season as candidates will face questions on their viewpoint of this culture war service industry controversy.

Developing . . .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep the liquor cards, why should we reward felons?

Anonymous said...

There's only one point here that is worth considering.

KC loves free money?

It's not FREE!

It comes from residents and it's a TAX!

Time to get rid of KC taking money for nothing.

Anonymous said...

They should drop the fee period, screw the felons

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ +1

Save The Plaza said...

Employment tax is absolutely correct. This really is more like extortion. The fact that you have to pay Kansas City to work a job is ludicrous. Don't understand why we have a whole office dedicated to checking backgrounds when the same task could be accomplished with a computer program or new software for the city. We need to invest in new technology not just keeping old traditions. I understand that there is a need for Public Safety but that is not what this is it is just a tax, and people need to realize that before they support this kind of nonsense continuing at City Hall.

Anonymous said...

what keeps felons and such out as customers i tended bar for years and 99% of the time it wasnt felons and such that would start trouable i served anyone anyway if they could put money on the bar they got served

Anonymous said...

This was Jolie screwing up the vote by trying to change the compromise that had been worked on for 2 months. Jolie was more interested in mayoral politics than getting legislation passed. Jolie should have got her issues worked out in committee, not trying to grandstand in the city council meeting.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^ Excellent comment @10:57

Anonymous said...

This was always about everything people! Way to do it up! You guys are hammering this shit! Go for it! Hilary 2020! Yeah baby..let's do it!