A sloppy and rushed ordinance is now handing over an EPIC sum to homeless activists.
The legislation only earned no votes from council members Ellington, Hall & Loar . . . Everybody else was on board and supportive of Mayor Q's agenda.
Ordinance #210432: Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract to provide hotel, motel and other livable spaces arrangements for unhoused persons in Kansas City; designating requisitioning authority; appropriating $2,700,000.00 from the unappropriated fund balance of the General Fund; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
It gets worse . . .
$1.6 MILLION WILL BE ALLOCATED THE 'LOTUS CARE HOUSE' A NON PROFIT WITHOUT A VERY HIGH PROFILE AND NO IRS NUMBER AVAILABLE TO COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ASKED NICELY FOR INFO!!!
Warning sign . . .
Councilman Brandon Ellington asked for a line item budget for this funding and was rebuffed by his colleagues.
There are more unanswered concerns . . .
Homeless housing dumped on the Northland continues to drain scarce police resources . . .
There's a lawsuit filed by the Econo Lodge over non-payment but no answers from homeless advocates . . .
And of course a reported rape and ongoing violence at homeless housing have been downplayed.
Apparently, local politicos are answering this crisis with a money hose and very little accountability or transparency.
Developing . . .