Thursday, December 20, 2018

SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY FAILED TO DECIDE MLK STREET RENAME ON THE PASEO DESPITE DEBATE THROUGHOUT 2018!!!



One year of discussions and meetings have been wasted amid often contentious debate over the simple idea of honoring Civil Rights era icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Kansas City street named in his honor.

To wit . . .

CITY COUNCIL DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE PASEO KCMO MLK RENAME DEBATE INTO 2019 WITH NO DECISION IN THIS AFTERNOON'S LAST 2018 SESSION!!!

Perspective . . .

- The Revs and a small cadre of activists brought the issue to the forefront with what is really an effort to create another racial dividing line to bolster their own fiefdoms in the urban core. Even on the East Side there is not total unanimity for The Paseo rename crusade despite the ability of this group to organize a decent sized protest for TV news cameras.

- The MLK Advisory Group represented progress on the issue. While the airport rename idea was a false start - The 63rd St. proposal has a broader coalition of support and isn't nearly as politicized as The Paseo initiative.

- The Revs & Co. reject the 63rd street alternative, in theory, because there's no measure to guarantee upkeep like the much nicer KCMO Blvd System that is cleaned up by Parks & Rec. However, their effort to force a vote has stalled because the lack of a funding mechanism and the group's unwillingness to make the finances of a ballot initiative public.

And so . .

KANSAS CITY WASTED 2018 ARGUING ABOUT AN MLK STREET INSTEAD OF UNITING TO FULFILL THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACY WHICH MOST RESIDENTS GENERALLY SUPPORT ON 63RD STREET - A PATH THAT WOULD CONNECT THE CITY INSTEAD OF CREATE MORE DIVISION!!!

Sadly, there wasn't any bold leadership from elected leaders on this front while the community discussion did result in a 63rd Street recommendation that brought reason to the otherwise turbulent culture war slap fight.

Check today's report and round-up links:

KCTV5: Council meets to honor Dr. King's legacy by potential street name change

Vice: People can’t decide which side of town Kansas City’s MLK Jr. Blvd should be on

KCUR: Debate Over How To Honor MLK In Kansas City 'Surprisingly Controversial'

Developing . . .

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, here's another aspect that you brought up earlier and shouldn't forget.

In regard to the "funding mechanism" while a lot of taxpayers do support the street name, they don't want to get stuck paying the King family an endless supply of cash. That's why Shileds offered the MLK on the paseo solution. Unfortunatley, that went over like a lead ballon.

Jj said...

Another issue that it will take an election to solve.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, why aren't we building a funding mechanism into the 63rd street idea to assure the upkeep of the street. It's not like people would be against that.

Hell, make it part of the blvd system. An addition.

This debate is about politics, not about getting things done.

Anonymous said...

Better idea: Turn Prospect into MLK Parkway and let the new tax pay for it. Somebody needs to tell the revs NO instead of teasing them with this in order to get more votes.

Anonymous said...

How about we let Cerner name thier campus after MLK in exchange for all the breaks they got.

Anonymous said...

Fukn blood suckn chilren...
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/martin-luther-kings-family-milked-5087665

Anonymous said...

Just rename the whole damn city after the adulterous plagerizer. Anything to shut up those effing fat revrums.

Anonymous said...

Merry
Little
Killings

Anonymous said...

So, the fat fake Revs took it right up their fat lard asses, as the liars so richly deserve. Do we not give the black community enough in terms of eternal welfare? As if they deserve anything.

Anonymous said...

MLKreek

Anonymous said...

What are we going to name after James Earl Ray? He was a hero.

Anonymous said...

Moolah
Loving
Kings

Anonymous said...

How about Tony's KC Paseo

Anonymous said...

^^^ I like it! Make it so!

Anonymous said...

So the park and school named after this clown isn’t enough?

How much are we paying them now?

And will we ever know?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Damn good question. Council should disclose the amount paid to the king family before the decision is final. It's the taxpayers money.

Anonymous said...

TKC Paseo.

YAAAAAS QUEEN!

3rd said...

One year in the life of a racist proposal. what a shame. I love some of those Reverends but on this they are wrong.

Anonymous said...

I hate every one of the fat fake revruns. Fat obese cocksuckers.

Anonymous said...

How bout we put this thing to a vote when there is high turnout? I'm pretty sure the results would be surprising and not what most expect.

Anonymous said...

#SavePaseo

Anonymous said...

RE: - "The Revs and a small cadre of activists brought the issue to the forefront with what is really an effort to create another racial dividing line to bolster their own fiefdoms in the urban core."

Firstly, thanks for that truthful reminder.

Dr. King would be appalled at the thought of stripping an existing named street only to rename it after him. It's antithetical to his teachings and practice.

Likewise, anything that requires royalty payments to the King heirs is blasphemous heresy.

Why doesn't the Council honor Dr. King's legacy by climbing out of developer's pockets, redoubling efforts to reduce homicide/crime, and quit wasting millions of dollars on unnecessary projects like 18th and Vine, ToyTrains, and Swope Park festivals?

I have a dream!

Anonymous said...

The renaming of the Paseo to MLK and ongoing cost relating to the MLK royalty check should only be funded by creating a tax district which would run 6 blocks to the east and west of the MLK route. In addition, the City Council members who support this renaming project should automatically be included in this taxing district.

City owned grocery store
Street Car
Airport
Reduced police force, higher crime

Failure...

The Council does not represent all of the City.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn’t Rev Carwash Cleaver offer to change the name of Cleaver Blvd to MLK? It would prove that this is really a good idea, not to mention being the Christian thing to do. Remember, Reverend, pride goeth before a fall.

Anonymous said...

MLK anything assures no future development in area, check other cities with MLK roads.

Monkeys
Love
Killing

chuck said...

The houses along the Paseo are actually very well kept up. Renaming the street, ironically, would, in my opinion, decrease the value of the properties.

The association with crime, murder and violence all over the US, with the name Martin Luther King Parkway, Drive, Street etc. will discourage buyers of these properties in the future.

But, what the fuck. Once the black ball of victimization gets bouncing, whitey's tax money is going to pay to get it dunked through the hoop one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

The city did decide the renaming issue in 2018. City council decided it was not worth it and therefore did not vote on it. Case closed.

The money paid to have Paseo renamed is a waste of money and it would be interesting to know how much kickback is given to the fake fat Revs if the renaming succeeded.

Anonymous said...

“Once the black ball of victimization gets bouncing, whitey's tax money is going to pay”

This is the only thing that the darkies want, is whiteys money, that’s all it’s evar been about, for a hundred plus years now.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ 150 years.

Anonymous said...

pick a different street pass it tomorrow