Sloppy legislation from 12th & Oak threatens to put more people out of work and chase desperately needed business outside of city limits.
Mayor Q recently lashed out a TKC with a bit of name calling in order to distance himself from this vote but our sources contend that it's very likely he'll end up endorsing a modified version of this despicable legislation very soon.
What's tragic is that there's an urban push to ban these products but the small biz hit will extend throughout KCMO.
A glimpse at the advocacy against this move . . .
"Passing the amendment could mean layoffs for both Diebel’s and KC Cash & Carry, whose employees range from single parents to an individual with cancer."
There's more info for subscribers at KC Biz Journal whilst local stores struggle to fight against an increasingly hostile-to-small-biz political body at 12th & Oak.
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Retailers say Kansas City's flavored tobacco ordinance could force layoffs, closings - Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City retailers are speaking out against a proposed city ordinance amendment that would ban the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products, vapes and e-cigarettes. "You tell us to take out a whole category, and you're essentially telling us to close down the whole store," Babir Sultan, who launched his convenience store business 16 years ago, told the Kansas City Business Journal.