Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Kansas City Residency Requirement Redux

There's a legal debate that residency requirements might be unconstitutional. Accordingly, we don't expect a challenge to this effort but it might not be as "transformative" as many politicos imagine . . . Read more:

Kansas City May Require Leaders Of Area Agencies And Nonprofits To Live Within City Limits

Executives at some Kansas City-area nonprofits and organizations may be asked to move to Kansas City, Missouri, under a measure passed unanimously by a Kansas City council committee Wednesday. The ordinance, proposed by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, will require any organization receiving twenty percent or more of its annual funds from Kansas City to ensure that its director-level employees live within the city limits.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where in the constitution does it even remotely say anything about it?

Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of these residency schemes, not add to it. What does this say about a city when you can only get people to live here by coercion?

Anonymous said...

What’s the taxes on payroll for 24 board members? And who the hell was hired out of towners to run the jazz district?

Anonymous said...


On nonprofits??? NO Sounds like KC is desperate and that's funny.

Anonymous said...

what a joke! Bet they don't do it. the courts would not uphold this. There is no reasonable rational for this requirement. It's all a joke. What idiots KCMO has in charge. Stupid voters. Stupid voters.

Anonymous said...

Forcing those who live off the city to live within the city ensures more voters who support higher city spending.

Anonymous said...

Haven't we learned by now that businesses have no problem picking up and moving across the state line or across the state when they feel their needs are not being met here in KC? Pay attention, it happens all the time. This city needs real leaders to step up or this really will be a ghost town. Who wants to visit a place where thugs rule and every other business is either boarded up or is a dollar store???

Anonymous said...

All for it, people living in Kansas suck.