Mayor Q Passes 'Defund' KCPD Budget Switcheroo!!! Council Lady Warns: I Hope Nobody Needs A Police Officer!!!
Mayor Q's ambush of KCPD is complete. His effort garnered a clear majority and for the moment it seems as if control of cash now rests with council.
Here's the MSM rundown . . .
The city council voted 9-4 to pass two ordinances, with all the city council members from the Northland voting against the measure.
More than a dozen officers sat in the room watching as it happened.
The ordinances take $42.3 million directly out of the police budget. The plan then commits $45.3 million to be used by the police department for crime prevention, community engagement, and outreach. Supporters explained that it is basically a transfer while increasing the budget by $3 million.
They say it will help reduce the high number of homicides that have plagued the city.
However, this is mainstream view of today's fight over police funding. Reaction online has been far worse.
Thanks to a Northland council lady for making things more clear to local residents . . .
Second District Councilwoman Teresa Loar's hot take on Mayor Q's effort . . .
"I certainly hope no one needs a police officer in the near future. Cause they ain't gonna be there!"
Another worthwhile quote from Council Lady Loar . . .
"This is absolutely the worst piece of legislation I've seen since I've been here at city hall."
Moreover . . .
Kansas City residents are correct to be suspicious of this massive money move given ongoing council support anti-crime programs that haven't really helped to curb the local murder rate and basically serve to fund politically connected activists.
Check the links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Just hours after it was introduced, the Kansas City Council has passed two ordinances that change funding for the Kansas City Police Department. Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced two ordinances Thursday that will drastically change funding for the city's police department and also establish a new Community Services and Prevention Fund.
Major funding changes are on the way for the Kansas City Police Department. Just hours after Mayor Quinton Lucas announced a plan Thursday to move millions from the police department budget to other crime prevention efforts, the city council passed it.The city council voted 9-4 to pass two ordinances, with all the city council members from the Northland voting against the measure.More than a dozen officers sat in the room watching as it happened.The ordinances take $42.3 million directly out of the police budget.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced a plan Thursday that would reallocate the police department's budget, giving local leaders more authority to spend money on crime prevention, mental health services and the root causes of violent crime.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council Thursday passed two ordinances that clear the path for a change in funding is allocated to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department. Both ordinances passed by a 9-4 vote margin. In a Thursday morning news conference , Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the city legislation along with nine council co-sponsors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many Kansas Citians are speaking out about two ordinances proposed Thursday by Mayor Quinton Lucas. The city council swiftly approved the measures during a Thursday afternoon meeting. The two ordinances will drastically change funding for the city's police department and establish a new Community Services and Prevention Fund.
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