The fallout from a redistricting decision is worsening by the hour and it threatens to be the defining moment of Kansas City politics for 2021.
MAYOR Q AND HIS COLLEAGUES ARE OPENLY TALKING ABOUT 'WAR' AGAINST THE NORTHLAND AND THEIR CALLOUS VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT THREATENS TO INCITE WORSENING POLITICAL DIVISIONS AMONGST OUR NEIGHBORS!!!
Brief TKC aside . . .
This stuff isn't rocket science and so many predicted this drama . . . What's worse is that, in recent memory, there hasn't been any elected official in Kansas City who has articulated a citywide vision that united diverse local communities.
Instead, under the leadership of Mayor Quinton Lucas, KCMO is mimicking garbage D.C. politics and treating our neighbors like enemies.
But I digress . . .
Here's the latest MSM take on the topic . . .
On Thursday, those council members submitted an amendment that would have kept Platte and Clay counties mostly in different districts, instead of splitting in them in half horizontally along Barry Road.
The motion failed, 7-6, much to the disappointment of Northland residents who packed the meeting, holding signs saying, “Connect don’t divide.”
“It was OK to amend for the 4th District. It was OK to amend for the 5th District, but nothing for the Northland. We were just told no sit down, shut up. You’re going to do this,” Councilwoman Teresa Loar said.
“If you want to have a South-North war, yeah,” Councilman Brandon Ellington said casting his vote.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There were accusations of gerrymandering and a "war" declared between the North and the South. Although it might sound like a description of the Civil War, it all played out at Kansas City's Council meeting Thursday as the council approved new districts lines for the city.
Northlanders thought they had ducked a bullet. But by one vote, the council ignored the wishes of Northland leaders in drawing new city council lines."But apparently none of them know anything about the Northland," Northland Neighborhoods Deb Herman A panel adjusting council districts to reflect census changes, proposed two full Northland districts.
Developing . . .