Sunday, September 08, 2019

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KC PET PROJECT LACKS DIVERSITY AND ANIMAL CONTROL TAKEOVER ENDANGERS EAST SIDE!!!



A recent power move has pitted the urban core against so many middle-class white ladies with good intentions and a penchant for busted fundraising schemes and no bid contracts.

Kansas City Animal Control privatization still confronts tense negotiations. Here's a look:

Animal control officers nervous of what future holds as city negotiates with KC Pet Project

Deets:

Last week, City Council voted 9-3 to privatize animal control services. The city manager is currently negotiating terms with KC Pet Project, with plans for them to take over.

After negotiations are finished, the City Council will cast one final vote on the matter . . .

Melissa Robinson is one of the three council members who voted against the change. On Wednesday, she was out with Goldston, seeing how animal control operates.

"The unintended consequences of this are serious. We have to fully understand what the animal control function does," Robinson said.

The city said they'll protect workers' employment, salaries and pensions. They'll also have a chance to apply with KC Pet Project -- but they're not guaranteed the same job role.

The crux of the argument is that most of the KCMO Animal Control employees are Black and their new bosses don't share that background or much in common with the vast majority of the communities they're soon to serve.

Here's a KICK-ASS INSIDER comment that explains the situation perfectly . . .

"How is organization with so little diversity is going to take on a city wide responsibility in a diverse urban core... do any of these people have honest experience with East side neighborhoods and their animal control concerns?"

Check the leadership team for KC Pet Project and realize there is an honest concern here . . .



Further more . . .

KC PET PROJECT HAVE FAILED THEIR GO BOND ANIMAL SHELTER FUNDRAISING PROMISES SO FAR . . . WHY SHOULD CITY HALL TRUST THEM TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE KCMO ANIMAL CONTROL?!?!

Remember . . . This group has only raised $206K after promising to help build the animal shelter with "private funding" of $8-MILLION in 2017.

And so, we'll see how the negotiations play out. What we know for sure is that this privatization battle is turning into a mini-culture war with urban core reps pushing back against animal rights activists. 

Developing . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

We needed a no-kill shelter desperately, to argue against that is counter productive.

Anonymous said...

it's okay because the go bond money is completely gone. More taxes on the way for November. Sorry suckers.

Rjr said...

Has anybody noticed that KC still needs to pay to equip the INSIDE of the building and that KC pet project money has yet to materialize.

Good luck to KC. This group will need a bailout in less than a year because they do not know how to effectively manage their affairs and they always over promise. You read it here first.

Anonymous said...

Get more black dogs. Cut the number of blonde dogs.

Anonymous said...

Diversity? Don’t they know that black city employees make up about 70% of the work force, diversity my ass.

Anonymous said...

^^^ damn good point.

Anonymous said...

City should just put all these Animal Control Officers in charge of patrolling our entertainment districts and all the goofy and stupid events.

Adam K. said...

The ladies need to pay what they owe first and foremost. They promised KC 8 million and not 1 million dollars. It's time for them to prove they can be effective. Now and not later.

Anonymous said...

Lack of Diversity? Maybe people with charcoal grey, polka dot, or neon green skin aren't interested in this career path.

Anonymous said...

City Hall still needs to attract new taxpayers to cover the bad debt, mask its weaknesses, and con everyone into believing KCMO is actually a safe, sane, healthy and desirable place to live regardless.

Anonymous said...

The City should find jobs within city employmant for the displaced animal control people. It can't be that many, and there are surely jobs they can do. The waythe city treats its employees is quite bad, but if they wantt o stay with the city, they should be allowed.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how a racially diverse workforce has any advantage at all when it comes to animal control. Like, let's actually hear one legitimate fucking reason why I need a black dogcatcher over a white dogcatcher.

Anonymous said...

More Gay, Lesbian, and Tran's dog catchers would solve the diversity problem.

Anonymous said...

If you want something done right, hire white people! Haha!

Anonymous said...

7:46, you correctly used the word "employees" and not "workers." There's a difference.

Anonymous said...

Good intentions don't run an animal shelter for a metro area the size of Kansas City. The "no kill" organizations send the excess to the municipal shelter to be euthanized. The good intentions need to be focused on reducing the numbers on the supply side and not the demand size. Pet ownership is a huge responsibility and a huge number of the efforts to adopt the pets result in the return of the pets. (or the dumping of the pets)

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that the Animal Control Truck that parks in the back yard of a house on Denver from 9:30 till 3:30 every weekday (except holidays) won't be there any more?

Anonymous said...

How many times have they tried and failed at letting someone else run the dog pound? This ain’t the first and probably won’t be the last.

Anonymous said...

Just how many people work for the city of KCMO?
Around 25% of them.
Low expectations, little supervision, no accountability, and crappy results.
Move along, now.
Nothing new to see.

Anonymous said...

KC Pet Project is a good example of trickle down economic. Anyone would be a fool to re elect anyone on City Council who voted for this

Anonymous said...

Perfect job for a nigger ,city employee , do absolutely nothing get paid for not showing up show up late go home early don’t worry they can’t fire your worthless black ass cause you’re a po nigger

Anonymous said...

What the fuck does diversity have to do with catching dogs. These pet project fuckers are as bad as the bike walk dicks, I’ll give you that.

Anonymous said...

Put all pitbulls to sleep and I will donate to the cause.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to watch this trainwreck. As a taxpayer I'm real tired of paying for the poor, misunderstood pitbulls and the idiot white ladies who feel the need to defend them. I wish they would stop pushing people to adopt these potentially dangerous dogs.

Jimmy Crapcorn said...

The overwhelming majority of Animal control employees are black. Diversity my ball sack. The majority of dogs in the Animal shelter are pitbulls that are picked up in Black neighborhoods.
Seems like Diversity has changed meaning. Diversity now means a black majority of city employees , even though they still make up a minority of KCMO residents.