Tuesday, December 24, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FIGHTS TO SAVE MLK BLVD 2020!!!
Almost two months after a historic and landslide Kansas City vote to "Save The Paseo" nearly all of the MLK Blvd signs remain intact.
TKC EXCLUSIVE & FIRST NEWS VIA KICK-ASS INSIDERS . . .
KANSAS CITY FAITH LEADERS AND POLITICOS WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT TO SAVE MLK BLVD IN 2020!!!
National TV embarrassment courtesy of Congressman Cleaver denouncing church protesters was enough to give the City Hall politicos and Parks Board officials a moment of pause and consider the reputation of their city.
To wit . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATING INSIDE OF A CHURCH & DEFYING MINISTERS WITHIN THE HOUSE OF WORSHIP MIGHT AS WELL HAVE COMMITTED A HATE CRIME GIVEN THE OVERWHELMING DETRIMENT TO THE 'SAVE THE PASEO' CAUSE!!!
You d-bags can try and defend this one but TKC isn't the dood you have to convince.
Instead . . . Members of council, Team Quinton and civic leaders were so enraged by the act of religious incivility that 12th & Oak leaders now have carte blanche to deal with this issue in whatever manner they see fit.
Oh, I'm sorry, did you think that votes really mattered in Kansas City and City Hall is now somehow obligated to follow the dictates of the electorate?
Sorry noob, that's not the way Democracy works in this dirty little town.
Remember . . .
"On Aug. 4, 2017, Kansas City residents passed an ordinance, brought to the city through an initiative petition, that prohibits city officials from moving forward with any streetcar extension without first gaining citywide voter approval. That included any planning or preparation for construction."
Nevertheless, streetcar cash and planning continues to move forward and only the dearth of Federal funding has stalled the toy train.
Need another example??? Clay Chastain is the only guy to win a citywide rail election but Council tore up at least two of his successful ballot initiatives and drove him to sign up with the Republicans in a district that hasn't voted for the GOP since before prohibition.
And so, the Save The Paseo crowd must either pony up money for lawyers or sit by and watch one stupid, stubborn little protest define the group as a hate organization whilst rendering their ballot initiative obsolete.
There's a lot of ways this can work out. Here's a quick preview:
There's word of a Paseo/MLK compromise . . . The Northeast might get a few blocks of The Paseo and then the street would "transition" into MLK Blvd. There are more than a few confusing streets in KC that use this methodology in much the same way that Broadway Blvd turns into J.C. Nichols Parkway for a bit.
And so The Paseo could be "saved" but cut dramatically short . . . As with all things related to politics . . . Eventually this slap fight threatens to come down to nothing more than a measuring contest.
What we know for sure . . .
THE MLK BLVD SIGNS AREN'T COMING DOWN ANY TIME SOON AND THERE'S A RENEWED PUSH TO KEEP THE TRIBUTE TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER THANKS TO THE ILL-CONCEIVED FAUX PAS OF BRAZEN PROTESTERS WHO TARGETED A CHURCH!!!
Developing . . .