Ahead of a mask mandate vote the Mayor's office disparages opposition of public health orders.
Here's the kicker . . .
MAYOR Q COULDN'T EVEN ENFORCE THE COVID MASK MANDATE AT HIS OWN MEETING!!!
After checking the livestream . . . Quite a few denizens of our community noted that there weren't many people wearing masks.
Here's the accusation and perspective from the mayor's office . . .
The mayor’s spokeswoman, said the lack of enforcement by the city was intentional.
“Rather than starting a mini-riot by at once forcibly removing 100 attendees—who outnumbered the security and police staff—the City permitted them to remain at the venue in the unique situation where individuals came solely to protest masking,” Morgan Said, a spokeswoman with Mayor Quinton Lucas’s office, said.
Kansas City’s mandate, which went into effect on Aug. 2, applies to those over the age of 5 in indoor spaces regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, with some exemptions.
Here's a question . . .
WHO WAS GOING TO "FORCE OUT" CRITICS OF THE MAYOR'S MANDATE??? KANSAS CITY POLICE ARE NOT TASKED WITH PLAYING MASK COP!!!
An important passage that deserves attention from a lesser blog . . .
“Enforcement of the mask mandate is a function of city entities and always has been,” said Sgt. Jake Beccina, a spokesman with the Kansas City Police Department.
Becchina said there was no need for the department to report non-compliance since city staff members were in attendance and saw the non-compliance.
Non-compliance with mask requirements can be reported to the health department at email@example.com or by calling 311.
We'll attempt a translation . . .
It seems as if KCPD will crack down on locals for creating a disturbance or hassling/harassing/intimidating/assaulting some poor clerk who doesn't like wearing a mask any more than you but needs the job . . . But locals aren't going to be arrested for not wearing a mask . . . The only thing they'll accomplish is endangering the local businesses they frequent.
More importantly . . .
Mayor Q, his team and his supporters have fumbled the "mask mandate" and rather than encourage community participation in efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they have alienated residents and engaged in a divisive culture war which targets a significant contingent of residents on the basis of politics not public health.
Developing . . .