Thursday, January 24, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCIL APPROVES MLK RENAME FOR THE PASEO!!! KANSAS CITY REVS CELEBRATE BLVD VICTORY AFTER YEAR-LONG FIGHT!!!



Today, without a public vote that was promised and despite increasing resistance from Northeast neighbors, the Council pushed through a historic decision to honor an iconic Civil Rights leader. Now Kansas City joins most big American cities with a street dedicated to honoring MLK.

In an 8-4 vote, Kansas City Council Members Approved A Rename The Paseo To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

And so the Paseo now passes into history.

A few things to consider . . .

- Councilman Lucas owns this ordinance. It has the potential to win a great deal of support inside the 3rd District and among the progressive denizens of the corridor. But also just created a voting block against in among Northeast residents.

- We'll find out later about THE LICENSING AND NAMING RIGHTS FEE THAT OUR BLOG COMMUNITY REPORTED FIRST. Other cities have paid hundreds of thousands year after year for the privilege of doing biz with the King family and the KCMO price-tag could rank among the highest.

- This move was really a response to demographic changes inside the urban core as more middle-class white people push into the East side in an effort to develop property . . . In the final analysis, the name change might not change economic reality or do much to protect fading KCMO fiefdoms established during the long ago Civil Rights era.

MSM news links AFTER TKC:

Northeast News: Kansas City council members vote to change The Paseo in honor of MLK

KMBC: Push to rename The Paseo came after a petition drive started by local ministers.

KSHB: The move comes after a committee appointed by Mayor Sly James came up with a list of options to recognize King, which included naming the new Kansas City International Airport Single Terminal, renaming 63rd Street or renaming Paseo Boulevard.

KCUR:The city charter requires the support of a majority of residents who live there, and Canady is concerned the city might have opened itself up to legal action.

KCTV5: At least 51 people, clergy members, and community activists showed up at city hall to support renaming The Paseo.

Fox4: In the fall, Councilman Quinton Lucas introduced an ordinance to rename The Paseo to “Martin Luther King Jr. on the Paseo.” Since the ordinance’s introduction, a vote has been delayed five times.

Developing . . .

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great day for Kansas City!

Save The Plaza said...

Not really, just like any other day. The business of the city was done without a vote from the public and with very little opposition from only a handful of longtime residents.

Anonymous said...

Will the City reimburse MODOT the several thousand dollars it will take to replace the big huge green signs on I-70 to change the name? New signs will have to be designed and constructed because of the longer name, and MUTCD requirements for letter size, letter spacing and word spacing still have to be met. And of course, to avoid being racist, his full name will have to be on the signs, not just “MLK Blvd.” or “King Blvd.” So that will require wider signs to accommodate more words and letters. These big green signs on the Interstate are bigger than most people think. And let’s also talk about the overtime and night pay that’s going to have to be paid to MODOT workers so they can work at night to get up on the overhead trusses to change the signs - unless we close down lanes of I-70 during rush hour?!
And let’s not forget what’s going to be involved to update road maps, online maps, people’s postal addresses, GPS units. Major expenses.

Anonymous said...

Really just another chapter in how KC went bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

I hope the opposition gets a repeal petition going.

Anonymous said...

MLK is a great historic figure who never visited Kansas City

Anonymous said...

Fighting over the name of a street - which produces zero benefits for not a soul - is proof positive that the citizenry is largely comprised of easily distracted idiots.

Anonymous said...

Condemns anything on that new street to perpetual decay. Stupid, stupid move. How much is the King family kick back and who is it going to. Sad day for freedom.

More
Liberal
Kash


Anonymous said...

Well done KCMO. Besides being economically boneheaded, you just poured gas on the fire of division in this city. MLK would not have done what you just did and you dishonor his memory.

Anonymous said...

Are roylaities being paid to the O'Neil, Bond, Watkins, Truman, Kauffman or Kemper families for using their fathers names ? 

Name it the Greedy King Family Drive.

Anonymous said...

Who cares. Smart people left long ago.

Anonymous said...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7hJxWr1TKK8

I'm in favor of this. This way anyone unfamiliar with the area will know to get the hell out of there if they are lost.

Anonymous said...


Not a great day in the city, it's nothing more than paying more taxes to give to the family of MLK for using his name, and also a black privilege thing that is racist and went over the heads of the voters in the city. In the mean time the city streets, water and sewer lines don't get fixed with your money.

Anonymous said...

Happy day! We will no longer need police due to the new signs. Crime will entirely disappear, nobody will take or sell drugs, gangs will fold up and the members will deliver meals to the elderly.

Prosperity will come to all, and unicorns will romp across the meadows.

Such wisdom from the council

Anonymous said...

You dirty whites weren't able to get your way. Shame on you for trying to stop progress!

King lives, now you LEAVE!

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget to tack on the money we’re paying them now for the park and school name, Jesus Christ these people really don’t give a shit about how much taxpayer money they waste, hell, we can’t even get the little things like stripes on the streets let alone decent snow removal or the pot holes filled with anything other than grass and pansies, shit, we can’t even get a damn airport built without one disaster after another. This town is the pit of hell

Super Dave said...

The only winners here is the King family. The taxpayers just took a hit for another expense that will gain them nothing.

Anonymous said...

Vote them out!!!!!

Cee Bee said...

Property values continue their historic decline in 3-2-1

Coast to coast, everybody knows MLK street is in the 'hood.

The residents didn't want it. Just another anti-democratic move by city hall.

Barney Frank said...

Sure,we will leave but unlike MLK,we were here in the past.

Mr. Diversity said...

Where do I get my Clay Chastain yard sign?
Where do I get my Clay Chastain yard sign?
Where do I get my Clay Chastain yard sign?

In MLK's memory, I now know I can safely stroll down the former Paseo in the late evenings, greeting my neighbors in complete safety.

Anonymous said...

At least now all the tourists will know the shittiest part of town. Nice to know that unfucking the airport debacle is last on their list. We need to build a wall in this city. Close off the northland from that donkeypunch downtown. Can't wait to see all of them on the news singing and dancing.

Anonymous said...

Fuck MLK. I’m glad he got killed.

Anonymous said...

Who pays the bills if the white people leave? The gubmint?

Anonymous said...

Honestly, can this city get any dumber ?

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- TO-MA-TOE...TO-MA-TO

KANSAS CITY SIGN OF THE TIMES!!!

A leader in national homicide rates
Out-of-control tax increases
Boondoggle airport terminal project
State control of the police department
Failed public school system
Senseless developer giveaways
Anti-competitive earnings tax
Mayor and Council selling out constituents

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap.
They renamed the Grandview Triangle to Three Trails Crossing and everybody still calls it the Grandview Triangle. The same will happen with this. Regardless this Paseao name change is purely a political stunt and still a load of crap.

Barney Frank said...

How convienent that the Bowtie was in DC,i find this as no surprise.

Miss Allen said...

This truly is happy day. I won't let the hate or the division get me down. Both black people and white people came together to make this happen. Kansas City is better for it!

Anonymous said...

This is an abomination. How do we fight this?

Anonymous said...

6:20 sorry to burst your bubble but no white people voted for this, this was purely a negro thang

Anonymous said...

I wonder how the Mexicans feel about having their history wiped out just to make the king family richer???

Anonymous said...

Anybody know how much is paid the King family for the naming rights?

Anonymous said...

And the fat fake revs happy

Anonymous said...

There has to be someway we can challenge this

Barbara said...

I'm pissed. The Paseo was historic and I did not want the name changed. 50 people show up at City Hall and the City Council caves to them and re-names the Boulevard? Most people that I've talked to were against the change. What about our votes-don't they count? This should've been decided at the ballot box. I'll remember this when casting my vote for mayor-Ouinton Lucas and Jolie Justus, I'm talking to you...

Anonymous said...

5:27, your cousins in Mother Africa should be proof positive that if the white devils left you’d be back to living in huts and spearing game to roast on a fire ... a tad bit of difference from the Section 8 and food stamps you expect now.

Anonymous said...

Can we start a petition to stop this?

Anonymous said...

KCMO is pathetic the way they let their lard assed, big mouthed mayor and his band of council stooges do things without a shred of honesty or democracy. And the real kicker is that you people re-elect them! Blacks have never been accused of being the brightest bulbs in the box and this is a perfect example of it. The current mayor and council direct the vast majority of the city’s budget to tax incentives for the developers of apartments that are completely devouring affordable housing and infrastructure improvements for the east side, but rather than focus on the fact that the east side is a shitbox, the blacks think Slyme and Co just gave them a windfall by changing a street name. The dumb governing the dumber.

Real KC Voter said...

^^^^ Good luck, you'll get tagged as racist and lose your job the second that you try to register it. So will anyone who signs it.

Welcome to 2019.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE PROUD OF MY CITY !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think this is a good thing because it will tell people where they shoudln't go and should further disinvestment. These folks just doomed a major part of their own community. Another leadership failure from the east side.

MAGA KC said...

When do we get a street named after President Trump?

Anonymous said...

I think it's probably best. One year was far too long to waste on this minor issue. The fact that it took so much time from the city's discussions was shameful. Should have been put in a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Yeah right. As many white people voted for this as black people vote for the country music awards.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Wrong @7:09 6 white council members voted for it. Please learn about politics before you get slapped. This is TKC, we know our shit. Not some crap social media junk.

Anonymous said...

Wow wee I bet big and famous developers are going to be flying in from all over the world now just begging to develop East KC and turn it into a world class enclave for the Gentry!

Anonymous said...

They said this will create an economic stimulus. When does it start?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what would have happened if an ounce of all this expense and effort had gone toward actually solving the problem of black on black genocide in the urban core.

Nah, who am I kidding. Empty feel good gestures for the win! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. Usually I have to go on social media to watch so many black reverends masturbating.

Anonymous said...

Rolled on yet another issue by the intimidating and threatening revs.
Just like hiring Forte' as police chief.
Bad, bad, and costly decision.
KCMO is really a very bad joke.

Anonymous said...

This is not all bad! Paseo runs north to south. Now the nigras will have a clear understanding of where they are welcome and not welcome. They can keep their thuggery, horizontally held guns and shootings on the EAST side. On the EAST side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. They can stay on their side of town.

Anonymous said...

Why are we celebrating the icon of a failed idea?

Anonymous said...

This will be a new way to distinguish real Kansas Citians. To anyone with any respect for history and tradition it will ALWAYS be Paseo. Just like the Broadway Bridge.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a flying fuck. Smart people stay out of KCMO

Anonymous said...

Good point!
#alwayspaseo

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of problems with this,
1) The City Council does not have the power to re-name streets!
(City Charter 88-605-03), states that only the "Street Naming Committee" whose membership is established by that Charter section (and does not include Council Members) can do so, and then only after receiving a Petition filed by 50 residents of the City and including approval by 75% of the Property Owners of property abutting the Street.

2) The City cannot pay for the new Signs!
The same section of the Charter requires that the Petitioners originally filing the request for the name change MUST BEAR ALL COSTS of any new signage required by the change!

A simple on-line search for the "Kansas City, MO Charter" will get access to the Charter, read it for yourselves.

Anonymous said...

This has been reported to the MLK family.
Look for naming rights to the tune if $324,000 each year.
It’s based on population.

Anonymous said...

Makes
Little
KommonSence

Anonymous said...

@7:45p where do I send my sizable check for the attorney fees to fight this not because I am racist but because I want to fight the mob who pushed this through against the law!!! We are a nation of laws and legal process.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the second @7:28

Anonymous said...

They should just name the whole ghetto after MLK. They could call it MLK Crime Infested Negro Shithole Ghetto.

Anonymous said...

Of course council woman Teresa Loar voted for this $324,000 of annual ridiculousness. She is all into helping the blacks. She needs the friends, who else would she call late at night and talk at while she has that nightcap of red wine?

Anonymous said...

She’s a drunken old bitch. She could call Quinton and get drunk with him, but his homosexual lover might object.

Anonymous said...

The very worst thing about living in KC is having these 8 council members making city policy. It is a travesty.
I will move out of this City and will be in Kansas asap.
Failure, is what these folks know and will be destined for in their public and private lives.

Anonymous said...

The Black ministers are con artists who feed off of their uneducated followers. The difference between these ministers and Pat Robertson is that Pat has an IQ which is much higher then these ministers,.

Not sorry said...

What a damn shame all of the hatred on this page. All of you are obviously triggered. Please find a safe space. Because the old racist Kansas City is fading away. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

KC is MLK

A lot of you people are just out of touch.

Anonymous said...

These MInister's who are led by Clever have an incredible amount of influence in City policy. This City needs to be audited by the State of Missouri.
This City is becoming Fling, Mi or a Brooklyn, Ill.

3rd said...

Some people are just on the wrong side of history. This was inevitable. The only unfortunate thing is that it took so long and created tense feelings.

Anonymous said...

Why not crate a taxing district 6 blocks on either side of the Paseo? This taxing district could pay for this renaming. Why would the whole city have to pay for this?
Idiots listening to bigger idiots are crating City Policy.

Anonymous said...

There are very few safe spaces, owing to black dysfunction and crime.

Anonymous said...

You can call it anything you like, it will always be The Paseo....just like the Broadway Bridge and the Paseo Bridge!!!

Anonymous said...

PROGRESS? I saw MLK and was totally impressed with him and his ability to communicate and inspire.
What you have in KCMO is totally opposed to the greatness of this man.
The Ministers and the City Council have created division that MLK would have never wanted.

KCMO is on its way to becoming an East St Louis.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:27, white flight was the beginning of the end for KCMO schools.
When there is a State border close to the City, it is actually easy for people to leave.
This is what happened to East St Louis and Ferguson, Mo.

Rick Jamed said...

I hope you people know that if you keep on calling it The Paseo, that is nothing but a signal that you are a horribly racist person! And it will be noted as such!

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:20...You are saying white people supported this renaming? I wold say with a great degree of confidence, the % of white folks who supported this was less than 10%.

Anonymous said...

I just heard on the news that we’ve been paying the king family for 41yrs for naming a park after him, no wonder the king dynasty is so rich and the city is so poor

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the fat fake revs stirring the racism pot on tv tonight? They’re claiming it’s their city now.

And all because they got a street named after mlk, our future is getting very very bleak........ and dangerous

Anonymous said...

We should hit 200 murders now that these idiots did this

Anonymous said...

They should have picked Prospect which turns into Suspect after dark

Anonymous said...

^^^ it’s suspect avenue all day long!

Anonymous said...

A sad day for Kansas City. What's worse is that what looks like a victory is really a set back. They were making good progress developing properties in the east corridor and the churches could not take advantage of the situation. Now this might give them more influence at the price more affordable housing, more services and increased population. Very sad they would rather choose poverty than opportunity. That isn't something Dr. King would've wanted.

Anonymous said...

I have NEVER heard of a family getting royalties from a street, building or park name. It’s typically bestowed as an act of honor and most families are appreciative of the gesture. Leave it to the blacks to cash in on an act of respect. They really are a breed unto themselves.

Anonymous said...

The City needs to know the whole story on this. How much does this cost in terms of signage and ongoing royalties to the King family.
There needs to be a citywide vote to see if this is actually the will of the people...
The ugly tentacles of Clever and his fake ministers still have their influences in this city.

Anonymous said...

Wow, they renamed a street what an accomplishment for the city council!
Maybe we can stop being in the top 10 list for homicides. LOL;)

Anonymous said...

The fake fat Revs are celebrating because they receive a kickback from the King family for pushing this through the council.

Anonymous said...

DUMB!!

Anonymous said...

Exctly right, 7:45. Changing a street name requires approval of 75% of residents who live on it. It did not even get input from the majority of those residents. In other words, the Council voted to do something it has no legal authority to do. I would contribute to a legal challenge to the Council's action. I hope someone takes up the gauntlet.

Anonymous said...

let's start a petition and get it on the ballot. this is frivolous spending. I'll sign and I know hundreds of thousands will too. Especially people in the northland who don't want to be saddled with $1 million extra city tax fees which we don't have plus a recurring $500,000 tithe to the church of white guilt

Anonymous said...

90 plus comments about the stupid street renaming. Nice to see both sides have their priorities straight :-)

Anonymous said...

This is the MOST RACIST thing this council could possibly do! How do they get away with that without media out cry about the over reach? The reason is that black politicians are not afraid of being labeled a racist. It gets them "cred".