Thursday, April 25, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! RAT INFESTATION RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY!!!
Springtime in Kansas City brings renewed life, blooming flowers and a rapidly growing plague of vermin to the streets and alleys of downtown.
There's a growing rodent crisis in big cities across the nation but the problem threatens the upscale image of new Downtown KCMO development more than anywhere else.
Sadly, there's a politically charged social justice conflict at the center of it all.
Look closely at the areas where rats are making more brazen and public appearances in and around downtown Kansas City and notice those spots also serve to feed the homeless.
Providing food to the poor is a noble goal but the reality is that a lot of these folks discard their meals without much care and the rats follow quickly behind to pick up the leftovers.
The politics of this issue are rough because locals don't want the health department throwing bleach on the food of the homeless, but there's also no denying that encampments and hobo hangouts have given rise to a growing population of rats. Of course we hope the hobos will be a bit more tidy with their food waste but this growing downtown KCMO rat infestation isn't going to be solved with an easy fix.
Remember that our TKC blog community called out this issue a couple of years ago. One day later local news followed up but the problems has seemed to have worsened this year.
Downtown Kansas City denizens have seen a noticeable population boom among rats during Springtime 2019 but calls to City Hall reveal rat control programs shut down and merged with 311 - A long suffering help line where responses to complaints are measured in months.
To wit . . .
CAN JOLIE JUSTUS OR QUINTON LUCAS SOLVE THE KANSAS CITY RAT CRISIS?!?!
It's the kind of question that local media needs to ask political hopefuls but the topic betrays the myth of downtown "momentum" and reveals so much propaganda promoting endless subsidy and upscale development has overlooked the burgeoning population of rodents on local streets during this election season.
Developing . . .