TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! LEGAL THREATS & NORTHEAST PUSH BACK CONFRONT KANSAS CITY TINY HOMELESS VILLAGE!!!
Kansas City wants to dump a "tiny homeless village" on Northeast and the neighborhood is now quickly organizing resistance.
We've got a few errands, phone calls and a coffee run to undertake but here are the basics for now . . .
- City Hall plans to build a homeless village near a site that environmental officials have ruled toxic. They might or might not realize that the adjacent area has also been impacted by an EPA ruling.
- A recent Zoom meeting was rampant with neighborhood complaints and questions. The managers of this effort from the Mayor's office didn't have much luck convincing constituents. They view the homeless warming project at Bartle Hall as a success and see the upcoming village as an extension of their work.
- Northeast leaders have recruited one of the biggest names in the local legal community to represent them in their fight. Yes, he's from THAT political family that holds sway from this cowtown to the nation's capital.
An insider puts it best and his quote seems to sum up the fight so far . . .
"The mayor is advocating for the homeless and nobody has a problem with that . . . KC is a very compassionate place. But WHO IS GOING TO STAND UP FOR HOME OWNERS AND TAXPAYERS?!?! The people who live, work and invest in Northeast deserve representation as well and right now our community has said NO to this project in its current configuration.
"Northeast has changed over the years, there are people who live here now who are highly skilled and have the resources to stand up to City Hall. I hope the mayor and the supporters of the tiny homeless village realize that . . . "
Developing . . .