This week Kansas City Mayor & Council prepare to spend $2.8 MILLION on services for the homeless with only a modicum of public testimony and very little deets about upcoming projects besides complimentary TV news coverage.
Amid a myriad of problems with KC's current homeless plan . . . Here's another tragic fact that has been unreported so far and sent our way via insiders . . .
CRIME AROUND KANSAS CITY HOMELESS MOTELS HAS STARTED TO SPIKE!!! NORTHLAND NEIGHBORS RESENT MAYOR Q DUMPING THE PROBLEM IN THEIR BACKYARD!!!
Here's the word and another issue that will be highlighted during debate that starts tomorrow morning . . .
"8 of the 12 motels are NORTH of the river where we have virtually NO police protection?!?!?! The crime around these motels has skyrocketed! Particularly stealing - specifically catalytic converters! Also anything not nailed down in the rooms, vagrancy, drunkenness, bothering other customers, loitering and just basically bothering folks that have paid good money to stay at these motels. Motel staff do not feel safe and have to be escorted to their cars."
More info on financial implications . . .
"We do not have the bill for damages to these motels yet. This is a contract dispute in the works and the motels have been told to sign an agreement that promises they won't sue the city or else they won't get paid. Obviously, Mayor Q's people know that kind of bargaining tactic won't hold up in court for a hot second."
Regarding 12th & Oak talking points . . .
"Right now supporters of J.E. Dunn are telling the city manager's office that they will go to court and win if the current homeless village plan is located near their property moves forward. Meanwhile, the council is getting bombarded for requests for more information that they simply don't have.
What we've seen from Mayor Q's office on this issue: No plan, no transparency and no accountability!!! Where have I heard that before???"
And so . . . In an ironic clap back, the very same complaints about police funding are being used to challenge the mayor on his handling of the Kansas City homeless crisis that's only getting worse.
Developing . . .