Our progressive journalist pals celebrate cash for painting overt political messages on the street.
What's fun about this report is that it downplays the cash and connection to controversial and embattled BLM murals.
Here's a peek at funding . . .
"Kansas City is one of 26 cities in the United States that recently received an Asphalt Art Initiative Grant of up to $25,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create asphalt art installations to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The grant is part of the city’s larger Vision Zero initiative, which the Kansas City Council passed in May 2020 with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
“The reason why this grant is really encouraging and exciting for Kansas City is because it adds another tool to the overall arsenal of things that we have to begin to make those necessary changes to the built environment,” said Michael Kelley, policy director at BikeWalkKC, a local nonprofit that supports safe streets."
Again, look closely at KCMO ordinances and notice 12th & Oak is quick to grant approval for street art which fits their political agenda.
Meanwhile . . . I'm still waiting on my proposal for a giant Pamela Anderson tribute on in Waldo.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
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