Friday, November 08, 2019
KC TENANTS DISMISS LANDLORD PLEA FOR PROFIT AND DEMAND RENTER 'BILL OF RIGHTS' FOR KANSAS CITY!!!
Call it socialism on the rise, the beginning of a public housing renaissance or inevitable cost of living push back . . . Here's the word from the crusaders who were instrumental in crafting the current City Council . . . Checkit:
Last night the City Council's Special Committee on Housing Policy heard our KC Tenants Bill of Rights proposal for the first time. 85 of our leaders and allies gathered in a gorgeous demonstration of our joy, pain, struggle, indignation, care for one another, and vision for a better world.
After almost four hours of testimony on Wednesday, both parts of the Tenants Bill of Rights package — a resolution and an ordinance — were held. The Committee is expected to take the package back up at 4pm on November 13.
“There was no actual opposition to what is in the Tenants Bill of Rights itself,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a 41 Actions News report. “... I see no reason why that shouldn’t be able to pass next week out of committee.”
For months, leaders of KC Tenants have been working to research, gather input and meet with Council members. The package has been vetted by housing lawyers, the Mayor’s lawyer, and the City’s legal team.
“I am disappointed that we didn’t get a vote last night because we’ve put in the work for months. Our case was more than made with real experiences. Nobody denied what was being said,” said Tiana Caldwell, a KC Tenants leader. “There was no real opposition besides that the landlords kept saying they need to make a profit. My message for the Housing Committee? Pass our package. Pass it at the next meeting. Do the right thing, stand with tenants . . . ”
Check their statement in full.
You decide . . .