Tuesday, November 12, 2019
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS PLEADS FOR HELP CLEANING UP MLK MESS HE CREATED ON THE PASEO!!!
Here's the attempt to move forward amid a litany of hard feelings that extend all the way to the nation's capita . . .
MAYOR Q NOW DESPERATELY SEEKING KANSAS CITY MLK TRIBUTE IDEAS!!!
This illusion of local democracy follows the Councilman Quinton Lucas ordinance that was pushed through and evoked the firestorm and divisiveness that currently ensnares this issue of local civil rights dedication -- Something that should be easy for even the most backward burg.
Here's the ask from the mayor and the ensuing redirect that has already tricked a few of our more clueless, progressive friends & neighbors . . .
This afternoon, I announced the next steps in the City’s efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – which will begin with a 90-day public comment period.
While many people of good heart believed renaming The Paseo Boulevard was a fitting honor, many others of good heart felt that other approaches were more appropriate. What we heard more clearly from the election, however, was that most voters were frustrated by the process used to craft the original name change.
We must now move forward together. I have been heartened by the hundreds of ideas I have received from community members since the election regarding how we can best honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. To ensure everyone’s voice can be heard, I have directed our Parks Board to provide our community a way to submit suggestions on how we can best honor Dr. King in Kansas City.
Please submit your ideas by email to MLKTribute@kcmo.org, or by mail to:
Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
c/o MLK Tribute
4600 E 63rd Street
Kansas City, Mo. 64130
Following this initial 90-day public comment period, the Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners will conduct a series of public meetings – engaging residents, community organizations and neighborhood leaders – to evaluate these comments and ideas.
You decide . . .