Friday, May 03, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STREET SWEEPING CUTS VIOLATE EPIC EPA STORM SEWER AGREEMENT!!! 12TH & OAK REVERSAL UNDERWAY!!!
Embarrassing but good news for Kansas City reveals an upcoming reversal on a service cutback that would have left local streets in even worse shape.
Remember that the KCMO budget cut the street sweeping program citing a stormwater fund deficit.
Now, the push back according to KICK-ASS INSIDERS . . .
CITY HALL RECENTLY LEARNED THAT CUTTING THE STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM WOULD VIOLATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EPA!!!
The upshot . . .
BUDGET BE DAMNED, A REVERSAL OF THE DECISION IS NOW IN THE WORKS!!!
Kansas City, Missouri Clean Water Act Settlement is a tricky series of agreements and buried deep in the files is a requirement for the citywide street sweeping program to stay in place. Initially, there was hope that a half-promise to provide catch basin cleaning would satisfy the terms of the deal. Alas, City Manager Troy Schulte and water dude Terry Leeds had to step back from their slashing in order to cope with federal concerns.
And so . . .
While we don't hope for much improvement in the condition of local streets, it's nice to see just a bit of accountability at 12th & Oak despite the fact that it comes at the expense of a budget that CLEARLY is getting harder to maintain.
Developing . . .