Saturday, March 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT COUNCIL DEBATE FIREWORKS TODAY!!!



A worthwhile exchange regarding school buildings today. Here's the word from our blog community:

3rd District Candidates Melissa Robinson and Shaheer Akhtab had fireworks at the forum held today by the Black Hat Society at Bluford Library.

Akhtab called Robinson a liar after she stated that community wanted Greenwood School torn down and that she delivered on that promise..

Ahktab stated that he went door to door and that the community wanted to save the school.

Video can be found on Facebook -- The confrontation is in the last 10 minutes as candidates close.

Take a look at the brief snip:



Remember . . .

The debate over school buildings is closing because KCPS HAS A HALF BILLION BOND ISSUE ON DECK for repair of a great many old & busted structures.

Developing . . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is pathetic two candidates vying to represent the 3rd District and one of them is the President of the Kansas City School Board getting in to a heated discussion while it was being streamed on Facebook live. If it was not true, why did she get so upset just because someone called her a liar. Where are her leadership, people and management skills. I would not vote for either of these candidates to respresent my district or to be dog catcher. It is candidates like this that have keep the third district the blighted area that it is. Now we see why they have so much violence in the district, even their leaders cannot get along.

Anonymous said...

He was telling the truth!

Anonymous said...

And these people want billions for KCPS. Sure!

Anonymous said...

President Melissa Robinson stated that the community asked her to tear down Greenwood School. There were people in the community who posted signs, save the school prior to demolition starting. Members of the community were picketing to save the building right before demolition started. It was declared a historic site just prior to it being torn down.

Ms. Robinson was just endorsed by The Kansas Star in today’s paper. Looks like the Star made a mistake with this candidate. Looks like Freedom Inc is just giving the 3rd a preview of what to expect, if she is elected. If l was a resident and voter in the third district, she was be the last candidate l would give my vote to.

They clearly scrapped the bottom of the barrel with this candidate,but what else do you expect from Freedom Incorporated and the flunkies they endorse.

Anonymous said...

South Roundtop did not want the school demolished! This is pretty widely known. Good on him for bringing it up!

Anonymous said...

District scholars have such great role models, no wonder the third district leads the city in murders. They need serious conflict resolution skills not only in their district but starting with their leaders. Where is Airwick when you need him.

Anonymous said...

Well the voters in the third district have a chance to make a fresh start next week, Robinson is not running for re-election to the school board, any if they don’t vote for her, she will have to go back to the organization she has run into the ground and does not do anything to help the those who live in KC.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how all of you silly ass Trump supporters are talking about tact and leadership.

Anonymous said...

Akhtab seems to understand the eastside problem.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Man. Just wall off Little Mogadishu and let them battle it out amongst themselves.

BlightMeKC said...

Well, the trust hurts. Robinson is a liar. I worked closely with neighborhood representatives who stated that their wish was NOT to have the building destroyed for the sake of destroying it. It was a solid building that suffered from deferred maintenance. Good bones and could be dealt with given enough time. I was there on the day of demolition where Robinson gave the command to tear it down despite not being prepared to contain the toxic dust that wafted over to a nearby daycare facility. Robinson is not for the people. Her ties to Alvin Brooks, Jermaine Reed, the Revs and Urban Scummit cause her to be unelectable. Mr. Akthab is accurate in his condemnation of Ms. Robinson. The people of the 3rd District and specifically the affected neighborhood support a contrary position to Ms. Robinson’s public declarations.

It’s noteworthy to mention that the neighborhood leadership had changed; and that prior neighborhood leaders did agree to demolish the building. However, Ms. Robinson did not adjust to the request of new leadership requesting that the building be spared. Very much like this 3rd District Council race, the people are look for better leadership and looking to go in a different direction than the old guard. The candidate that gets this, will undoubtedly prevail.

Vote against Melssa Robinson!

Anonymous said...

To think she beat out Joseph Jackson, one of her opponents in this race, for the School Board seat.

Anonymous said...

Joseph Jackson is as much an opportunist as Robinson. We just don't have good choices despite the crowded field. JOEY CUTS for the win!

Anonymous said...

12:27 You need to check your facts, Melissa Robinson was fined by Missouri Ethics Commission for her actions in that race. She was connected with Clinton Adams about the negative mailer that was sent out on Jackson to the freedom wards the Friday before, the Tuesday election. Jackson did a lot of great work in the community and on the school board. If it not been for him our traffic lights would still be out. He worked for over a year to get the city to turn on the lights across the city.

Anonymous said...

3:14 why would we vote Joey cuts for the win??? Why don’t we vote Josey Cuts to pay his propery and personal taxes so he can be eligible to be on the ballot. Why would we vote for a candidate who signed an affidavit that says his taxes are paid. Starting off lying to the community is what freedom inc does. If you cannot handle your own personal finances why would we vote is to handle our tax dollars. Any business owner know that they have to pay taxes. Maybe we need to see if his earnings taxes are paid. Think we need to ask for an investigation ASAP. Joey Cuts for jail for lying on his affidavit.