This morning we dredge up "trash tour" journalism which reminds us of yet another aspect wherein social justice protest and the current cultural shift has failed this cowtown.
Old school stats juxtaposed with survey data is worth a peek for those who might need convincing . . .
"Only about 20% of city residents say they are satisfied with City Hall’s efforts on illegal dumping, the lowest rating in six years. Residents also rank illegal dumping as the solid waste service that should receive significantly more attention.
"The city’s current five-year business plan, adopted a year ago, calls for developing an anti-illegal dumping campaign tied to health and environmental impacts — hoping that nearly one-third of city residents will be satisfied with the results when surveyed next year. The plan’s public safety section also calls for beefed up enforcement against dumping and other property violations.
"The business plan calls for collecting 3,400 tons of illegally dumped materials this fiscal year, up from 3,100 tons in fiscal year 2018."
However . . .
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, FALL LEAVES HELP COVER ALL OF THE KANSAS CITY TRASH!!!
That's about the most upbeat observation we can offer as this longstanding problem doesn't show much sign of improving despite a mostly recycled public TV article.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
The trash tour started at a Hardee's on the far east side of Kansas City, with Dale Walker at the wheel of the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association van. Only a couple of minutes into the drive, Walker winced at a stray tire alongside Winner Road.