Here's a tradition among local politicos as the cast of City Hall characters changes but the broken promises remain the same. This morning we take a brief pause for a glimpse at a forum replete with posturing activists and neighborhood leaders expressing solemn regret and then a willfully ignorant hope for a solution on this tour of the broke-ass urban core.
The premise . . .
"Focusing attention on some of the city' most distressed neighborhoods during the 2019 municipal elections. Neighborhoods like Blue Valley offer a close-up view of the issues facing large swaths of our city — and provide insights to solutions."
Take a look:
And now here's the seemingly endless litany of coverage on the topic as we endure GOTV door knocking . . .
More KCMO Mayoral Blight Questions
Ellen Boyd, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri's, Historic Northeast area, isn't surrounded by vacant homes. But she has counted nearly two dozen of them in a nine-block stretch along the route to 27th Street and Indiana Avenue, where her son's father lives.
Turnout Key For Quinton
Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas says he's focused on getting out the vote for Tuesday's municipal election.
Low Key Campaign Strategy???
Hide Transcript Show Transcript THE JOLIE JUSTUS CAMPAIGN. LARA: WHAT'S HER APPROACH IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN. HALEY: IT'S BEEN A QUIET WEEK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR THE COUNCILWOMAN AND FORMER STATE SENATOR. SHE'S TAKING A SORT OF SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE APPROACH TO GETTING VOTES.
Jolie Justus Pens Startup Love Letter
Jolie Justus' open letter to startups: In many ways, the city has failed you - let's do better together
Editor's note: Startland News invited Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas to compose open letters to address their potential constituents in KC's entrepreneur community of startups, makers, creatives and risk-takers. Justus' response is below. Lucas did not participate. The vote is set for Tuesday, June 18.]
Q Talks Shop With Startup Dudes
Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas joins Matt and Matt to talk about his ideas for promoting local businesses and bringing more jobs to Kansas City. Listen in as they discuss the significance of startups and local businesses and their effect on Kansas City.
New KCMO Mayor For Hipsters???
Some last-minute real talk before Kansas City elects a new mayor on Tuesday
You decide . . .