Sunday, February 09, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! WESTPORT LEADERS WANT MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY 'STREET VACATION' CONTINUED WITHOUT COSTLY RACIAL PROFILING MONITORS!!!
City Hall is ready to re-up a controversial measure that Midtown leaders contend has prevented violence.
The Westport "street vacation" was enacted in the aftermath of an off-duty cop shot to death in the district and worsening violence up until a few years ago.
Since streets in Westport have been cut off by security checkpoints during peak weekend hours there have been fewer instances of gunfire and assaults are down whilst Bike/Walk activists still lament the restriction of movement for the public.
Accordingly, here's a glimpse at the legislation to renew the effort that's currently on hold:
#200035: Accepting the recommendation of the City Plan Commission to allow the Westport CID to continue the security screening program in Westport and not to exercise the City’s option to terminate the vacation of the sidewalks located on Westport Road between the westernmost edge of the intersection with Broadway Boulevard westward to the easternmost edge of the intersection with Mill Street, together with the existing sidewalks located on Pennsylvania Avenue from the southernmost edge of the intersection with 40th Street southward to the northernmost edge of the intersection with Archibald Street.
This is the official story . . . Now here's what MSM doesn't like to mention:
MANDATED PAYMENTS TO ANTI-CRIME GROUPS TO MONITOR FOR RACIAL PROFILING REMAIN THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ASPECT OF THE 'STREET VACATION' AND RAISE OBJECTIONS FROM WESTPORT LEADERS!!!
We've talked to Westport insiders about this one and their complaints persist and increasingly object to the fees that total up to $1,000 on some nights.
Accordingly . . .
WESTPORT WANTS SECURITY CHECKPOINTS TO CONTINUE WITHOUT THE PAYOUT TO ANTI-CRIME GROUPS!!!
Behind the scenes, this real life debate about the cost of doing business amid American culture war ramps up as City Hall grants biz more control over local streets but extracts a hefty fee for the privilege.
Developing . . .