Tuesday, September 10, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS BELIEVE KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL OVERTURN MLK BLVD AND SAVE THE PASEO!!!
First and foremost, here's a glimpse at good info and public meeting coverage from Kansas City TV news crews . . .
Fox4KC: The Paseo vs. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard debate flares up ahead of November vote
KMBC: Question 5 will be on the November ballot.
KSHB: The Paseo vs. MLK: renaming debate reignites ahead of election
Now, a peek at the political scuttlebutt after talking over this topic with about half a dozen locals who do biz, report on and represent the neighborhood along the iconic road . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS PREP FOR VOTERS TO SAVE THE PASEO AND RESTART THE MLK BLVD CONVERSATION!!!
More to the point . . .
BOTH MLK BLVD SUPPORTERS & CRITICS SEEM UNSATISFIED WITH THE SIGN CHANGE THAT HASN'T SPARKED THE 'ECONOMIC RENAISSANCE' PROMISED BY SUPPORTERS BUT ONLY SERVES TO FURTHER DIVIDE KANSAS CITY!!!
Here's the word . . .
"There are very few people who like how this was handled. And what we're seeing leading up to November is a lot of very motivated people who want to Save The Paseo with very little resistance from those who argued for the change. It's simple math, the most committed people usually win and so far the Revs haven't shown an effort to organize a campaign or any real willingness to spend money and defend their City Hall victory. So, KC might soon have to go change the signs back to The Paseo only a few months after replacing them in the first place."
For KC residents . . . Tell us how you'll vote and why in order to figure out this hot mess as we slouch toward another low turnout election where ANYTHING can happen.
Developing . . .