Thursday, March 14, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! SAVE THE PASEO PETITION SPUTTERS AND PLEADS IN VAIN FOR MORE KANSAS CITY VOTERS TO OPPOSE MLK BLVD NAME CHANGE!!!
Just as our blog community predicted . . . The petition effort to "Save The Paseo" is unlikely to meet its modest signature goal in hopes to reverse a controversial decision by City Council to change the name of an iconic Kansas City Blvd without following stringent rules from the Parks Board.
A few deets from insiders . . .
- Petitioners gathering signatures have dropped out after some push back from neighbors. There are now only two people actively collecting names and they're having a tough go of it.
- There is doubt the petition will stand up against City Council. A petition can be thrown out for just about any reason, just ask Clay Chastain about this topic -- He has filed multiple lawsuits against KCMO for petition grievances and even votes for the light rail overturned.
- To be fair, there is a lot of grassroots support for this effort in Northeast Kansas City BUT even among those neighbors -- Signing away their personal info to a public document on this controversial issue has scared more than a few people off . . .
And so . . .
PETITIONERS AGAINST MLK BLVD PLEAD WITH KANSAS CITY VOTERS TO TAKE A STAND FOR LOCAL RULES!!!
A quick note sent our way . . .
"Voters need to do more than leave online comments. The City violated its own rules with their actions on The Paseo. This isn't about racism or hate. It's about the rule of law and holding our elected officials accountable. We feel like that is something that EVERYONE should support . . . "
KCMO public works is busy hanging the new MLK signs and the deadline on this issue is quickly approaching.
Developing . . .