One week after homeless camps were removed from Westport & Downtown and Mayor Q offered protesters a free hotel compromise, the crisis on local streets still hasn't improved for those on the ground level.
Accordingly and as the weather warms up . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT MORE VAGRANT CAMPS POPPING UP AND THE LOCAL HOMELESS POPULATION ENCROACHING ON NEIGHBORHOODS!!!
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"The mayor didn't solve anything. He just emboldened the homeless. Now they know they have his ear and they'll be able to go back and get more when their time at the hotels is up. We're starting to see smaller camps near Northeast and Downtown and the crime and thefts have skyrocketed. The mayor didn't offer a solution. He made things worse and there's one simple question that needs to be asked: Who is going to stand up for homeowners, neighborhoods and the people who support this community???
"It's obvious that Mayor Lucas is going to do anything but give activists nearly everything they demand."
During the past week we've notice similar skepticism from leaders in Westport and restrained discontent on the council.Relocation Postscript
Unhoused people are temporarily moving into hotels. Will the city commit to longer-term solutions?
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Homeless Crisis Persists
City Hall protest/Photo by Chase CastorHomelessness has always been an issue in Kansas City, whether or not it's been visible. Earlier this year, a group of unhoused people shook things up by setting up a protest at City Hall. It's part of a national trend of homeless people demanding attention by setting up organized camps in prominent places-like the grounds...
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