Mayor Q has made his case for police funding "reallocation" with demands for accountability and transparency from law enforcement. Sadly, his office hasn't shown concern much concern for these principles.
Moreover . . .
EVEN THE KANSAS CITY STAR IS CALLING OUT MAYOR Q'S SKETCHY AND SECRETIVE TACTICS AMID A CONTROVERSIAL VOTE!!!
Hot take . . .
The debate over "police defunding" has been fought to a stalemate . . . It's now a low-rent, partisan, culture war slap fight. HOWEVER . . .
When the newspaper can't justify hypocrisy at 12th & Oak . . . Nobody can.
Money line . . .
"Even if it’s not illegal, it’s the opposite of transparency and damaging to trust in government, on a vital matter concerning public safety. It left out the four council colleagues from the Northland, who say they had no idea the ordinances were even coming."
More deets that might or might not be behind the paywall via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
A majority of the Kansas City Council may have broken the law with a behind-the-scenes group email on the milestone May 20 ordinances on police funding. In fact, the morning of the vote, a city lawyer appears to have been worried about just that.