We talked about the crusade of Kansas City's "Captain Pothole" last month but now it's clear the effort needs a bit of a push . . .
Here's a peek at the petition effort that hasn't quite crossed 1000 signatures:
Change.org: Repave Waldo arterial roads filled with dangerous potholes!
"Something as simple as rain causes wholesale road asphalt disintegration. Craters, not potholes, form year-round wreaking havoc on tax payer vehicles. These conditions are hazardous to both personal property and citizen safety.
"Each year, Waldo residents hope KCMO will repave the roads only to receive temporary cover-the-symptom patching. Often times, the patch fails within weeks.
"KCMO is responsible for these streets and Waldo citizens have filed countless 311 Action Center reports with very little action. Please sign this petition to get the attention of City leaders. KCMO has one of the highest Metro sales tax rates in America. We demand and expect more from the significant tax dollars we pay to the City. It's time for KCMO to properly fix our Waldo streets."
Fact is, Waldo is hardly the worst neighborhood when it comes to crumbling streets in Kansas City proper even if Wornall might be the ugliest street in the Midwest thanks to billboards and broken roads. The hope here is that improvement in this part of town will refocus KCMO on street maintenance throughout the city.
Sadly, some voters have been waiting for that for over 40 years.
Developing . . . .