Sunday, November 03, 2019
KANSAS CITY REAL TALK ON REALITY OF TENANT BILL OF RIGHTS!!!
We intend to cover BOTH SIDES of this debate.
Yesterday FIRST BEFORE ANY OTHER LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET, we highlighted the IMPACT of pending tenant legislation on public safety and the rental biz.
Today, our readers share a street level perspective . . . Take a look:
TKC READER: KC Tenants And The Return Of Civic Leadership
It appears the first reaction to KC Tenants is they want to regulate that house that grandma left you for rental income? In reality that’s not the case with over half the Kansas City population now renting month to month. Today, I saw a notice from a 70 year old couple who’s furnace went out in 20 degree weather and their landlord lives in Australia?
What is the cost to our city and community to risk elderly people using space heaters to keep warm?
How many apartment buildings have caught fire and how many apartment buildings have been replaced lately? Housing is a public health issue that needs to be addressed immediately.
A LOCAL PROPERTY COMPANY owns about 1500 apartments in the metro area but they have virtually no maintenance staff? That’s because upkeep on rentals dip into profits and those profits are off the backs of working people, disabled people and the elderly who need the protection.
Back to the renter who inherited grandma’s house they use for rental income. The reason why there is no protection for small business happened back in the mid 1970’s. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) protected small business from chain stores and other monopolies. When the FTC moved towards Consumer Protection the US lost it’s civic leadership and the lobbyist moved in and took over. In came Walmart and big box retail.
Now we are dealing with monsters like Facebook who are not business leaders but “political leaders” affecting our elections.
KC Tenants is nothing revolutionary other than they’ve managed to organize a broad base coalition fighting for the rights of others.
Developing . . .