Let's not forget that TKC was FIRST to break news about redistricting progress.
We've followed the drama a bit and the rumors were fun . . . But once the boring maps were revealed fewer and fewer people took interest.
However . . .
THERE'S RISING ANGER OVER NORTHLAND EXCLUSION IN THIS PROCESS AND A DEARTH OF REPRESENTATION FOR THE NICE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE!!!
Here's a fiery statement sent our way that deserves a peek . . .
"This is a corrupt, race based process, NOT based on population AT ALL, but racists and leftists trying to keep power, even when the numbers don't support it.
"With a majority of the population in the Northland, how is it that no proposal calls for half the representation to be in the Northland? Pretty logical that the growing half of the population should get at least half the representation, but instead they intend to keep the majority of the 4th a Southland district and deny the Northland additional representation."
To be fair, it seems like this commenter doesn't understand THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 which all but guarantees that racial representation and accommodation is, in fact, a prime consideration of drawing new maps.
As we noted previously, Kansas City attorney Clinton Adams is dominating this process and his experience drawing maps to protect his beloved 3rd District far outmatches ANYONE in this cowtown.
Of equal importance, it's worth consideration that in many local elections the Northland doesn't come out to vote and so their political influence is far less than their population numbers . . . And yes, this trend was mostly unchanged during the Prez Trump right wing renaissance.
Now . . .
A citywide "recall them all" effort launched by the Northland hasn't garnered much traction and de-annexation (succession) talk is also fun but is admittedly a long shot.
On the bright side, Northland leader Council Lady Teresa Loar has done an EXCELLENT job raising thoughtful objections to the city hall status quo and Council lady Heather Hall seems to be one of the very few elected officials honestly concerned about trash pickup and police staffing.
Meanwhile . . . Our retired & housewife petition gathering friends haven't learned that building a political base for a community is tougher than social media trolling and earning a bit of TV coverage.
Developing . . .