As Kansas City struggles to keep up with the homeless crisis, our blog community notices valuable resources spent on illegal urban campers.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC WORKS NOW PROVIDES REGULARLY SCHEDULED PRIVATE TRASH PICKUP TO HOMELESS CAMPS!!!
Here's the word sent to www.TonysKansasCity.com as local leaders work to find compromise amid legal threats . . .
"I guess the only way to win is to avoid paying into the system at all . . . At least twice a week the homeless camps at the former Chouteau Courts site are enjoying taxpayer benefits while they're trespassing. Rather than telling them to move along, the administration provides trash pickup. Certainly, there are other neighborhoods in Kansas City that would enjoy the same level of service and carefully organized cleanup."
On this topic we're torn . . .
However . . .
We hoped part of that effort would shut down sites that were creating a mess.
Sadly, like most half-measures from city hall . . . This "solution" has only prolonged suffering for nearby residents and FAILS to resolve the crisis.
Developing . . .