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
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 . . .