Sunday, March 03, 2019
TKC SUNDAY QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD KANSAS CITY VOTERS KNOW ABOUT THE PETITION AGAINST MLK BLVD!?!?!
TKC noted this one earlier but now the debate seems to have intensified as it garners more attention: A small group of petitioners are working against MLK Blvd on The Paseo.
Here are a few fun facts that might better inform the conversation . . .
- Voter signatures for petitions are public record and easily searchable - Don't think people won't be looking over who signs on to the effort against MLK tribute. That's neither support nor criticism - It's simply a fact.
- The petition could prove successful and KC council can still throw it out - Ask Clay Chastain about that one.
- Petitioners are absolutely correct when they talk about how KCMO overlooked rules governing Blvds when they moved forward with the MLK rename. The Revs also promised an election but didn't deliver.
Reality check: The petition to block MLK Blvd is a long shot but certainly an important debate and yet another opportunity to call the opposing side racist.
Even better . . .
WHY DO YOU THINK KANSAS CITY VOTERS SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST MLK BLVD?!?
You decide . . .