Friday, July 05, 2019
KANSAS CITY POWER MOVE OF THE WEEK: WALDO PARTIES AMID POTHOLE FIX!!!
A snarky social media post and and followup from news organizations ACROSS THE WORLD accomplished a nice bit of public shaming targeting City Hall.
Now the neighbors of this community use the repair as an occasion to enjoy a not-so-small victory over the holiday weekend.
Check the best photo roundup so far:
Fox: Waldo neighborhood throws ‘graduation’ after pesky pothole finally gets patched
“I thought, ‘What I can I do to have a little fun?'” Frank Sereno said. “Everyone is always complaining about the potholes, but complaining doesn’t seem to be getting anything done. So I said, ‘I want to keep it top of mind.’ I know my fellow Waldo neighbors are just as disgusted as I am so I said, ‘Let’s just celebrate it’s birthday. It’s third birthday.'”
Again, our blog community has nothing but high praise for this effort and we hope that residents take notice that KCMO is slow to respond to 311 but have a low tolerance for public disgrace.
Meanwhile, there are at least 1400 more KCMO potholes that merit this same kind of work.
Developing . . .