Saturday, March 02, 2019
TKC Saturday Night Playlist: Council Lady Heather Hall Earns Trash Talk Progress Amid Kansas City Election Season Hype
Under the radar there's important Kansas City legislation that holds more benefit for taxpayers than corporate giveaways or election season promises.
Once again, Northland Council Lady Heather Hall champions more practical concerns whilst most other politicos are busy giving away the store.
A note she recently sent out to council colleagues:
"Unfortunately the trash vote was overshadowed by the KCI vote but I feel this is even more important as it's a basic citizen service that we should be getting right consistently throughout the city. So, I'm pleased that after three years of research and community involvement, today I introduced Resolution 190159 to direct the City Manager to develop a comprehensive city-wide plan to improve Trash and Recycling in Kansas City. I’ll keep you posted on next steps. Thank you to my colleagues for your positive vote today!"
Clarification about this ordinance amid recent talk about privatization:
"The resolution asks the city manager to develop a plan to take trash and recycling in house because for some reason the one thing the city gets right is our central city trash collection."
Credit to Council Lady Hall. There's still a lot of fighting ahead over the airport, fair housing and the rate of local violence crime . . . But trash service is a very real KCMO concern that deserves attention and impacts locals every day.
And so we offer this playlist on the ever-present topic of trash tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading tonight and have a safe and fun Saturday night.