Council Disputes Heather Hall Concern Against Defunding Kansas City Police

By far Heather Hall is the strongest conservative in Kansas City, Missouri politics.

For the most part his focus is on Northland issues; however she has worked with her more progressive colleagues on humanitarian causes like tiny homes for veterans in need.

Nevertheless, Council lady Hall has always been a strong advocate for law enforcement. This stance has put her at odds with some of her colleagues. 

Accordingly, here's a worthwhile passage and quote highlight in a report that was mostly cribbed from old TKC posts . . .

City Councilman Eric Bunch said it was Hall’s prerogative to speak her mind on the police residency issue and said she had always been up front about her principles. But he noted the City Council as a whole has repeatedly stated its support for requiring Kansas City officers to reside within the city’s bounds.

“What I fear is that state legislators and the governor will hold up Councilwoman Hall’s testimony as a city council member — and by extension the City Council — agreeing with the legislation that would allow police officers to live outside the city limits,” he said.

Bunch said he was disappointed Hall characterized Kansas City’s budget cuts, which affected all departments, as defunding the police.

Check the rest of the report from a partisan blog that's mostly dedicated to hoping that Council Lady Hall doesn't run for statewide office . . . Read more . . .

As KC battled to keep residency requirement for cops, councilwoman pushed repeal * Missouri Independent

As Kansas City officials were working to block a legislative effort to repeal the city's residency requirement for police officers, the council's lone conservative member had other ideas. Councilwoman Heather Hall traveled to Jefferson City last week with the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she met with lawmakers over dinner and meetings at the Capitol.