Wednesday, May 29, 2019
South Kansas City Council Contender Demands Crackdown On Slumlords
Quick note from a 6th District contender who is trailing in the polls but ramping up her rhetoric and campaign promises that are TOUGHER than what we've heard from some of the mayoral candidates.
Hold Slumlords Accountable
KANSAS CITY, MO – Stacey Johnson-Cosby, candidate for City Council 6th District At-Large, has recently outlined her proposal for holding Kansas City’s slumlords accountable. Johnson-Cosby plans to drive slumlords out of the housing market by fully funding the city’s code enforcement agency. With over 30 years of experience securing quality affordable housing for the residents of Kansas City, Johnson-Cosby has consistently shown her willingness and ability to place people in the perfect homes for their families.
"I want city staff/code enforcement officers to simply enforce the codes. If the slumlords don't correct the issues, shut them down. That would get their attention" Stacey Johnson-Cosby said.
“I will specifically work with the Codes Department Management to encourage them to enforce the codes consistently. I want to make sure they have the resources that they need to do the
job that we expect them to do”.
From Johnson-Cosby’s perspective, far too many tenants in Kansas City are being subjected to low-quality, unaffordable housing. Housing policy in Kansas City has been tolerant of slumlords for too long: Johnson-Cosby’s plan to fully-fund the code enforcement agency seeks to fundamentally change Kansas City’s housing landscape by driving slumlords out of the market if they don’t meet the city’s standard of quality.
You decide . . .