In a few moments the Parks Board will approve an obligatory "solution" to years of fighting that won't really satisfy anybody.
Following a national disgrace wherein neighborhood voters REJECTED MLK BLVD ON THE PASEO the first time around . . . Here's a preview of today's decision:
"Board members will vote on renaming parts of three streets. The boulevard would run along what's now parts of Blue Parkway, Swope Parkway and Volker Boulevard. Tuesday's meeting starts at 2 p.m."
Here's what people who reside in Kansas City, MO should understand . . .
SPECIAL INTERESTS & ACTIVISTS DOMINATED THIS DISAPPOINTING COMPROMISE!!!
Moreover . . .
RESIDENTS PROPOSED MLK ON 63RD STREET THAT WOULD'VE SPANNED ACROSS KANSAS CITY AND OFFERED A MORE HOPEFUL SIGN OF UNITY!!!
The 63rd street solution earned a bit of support but a grudge match betwixt East side clerics and neighborhood leaders prevented the idea from moving forward.
Even worse, clueless suburban activists entered the discussion with absolutely no understanding of KC's geography expect for 3rd-rate college lamentations.
And so, an idea from people who own homes and work in Kansas City was overlooked in order to bow to special interests who started the debate hoping to protect their fiefdoms and now garner only measly tribute to a long gone era.
The aftermath of this episode in Kansas City's history might earn obligatory praise whilst only a few people understand that LOCALS WANTED KANSAS CITY MLK UNITY OVER POLITICS and were rejected by their leaders.
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Board votes to rename stretch of local roads after Martin Luther King Jr. - "One person spoke during the public comment segment of the meeting and mentioned that the road is not in great condition."
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