Since last year Mayor Q has dedicated countless hours and MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS toward the plight of the homeless.
Here's the punchline . . .
THE KANSAS CITY HOMELESS CRISIS IS WORSE THAN EVER AND NOW PROVES EVEN MORE DEADLY!!!
Proof of this tragic fact from the morning news cycle . . .
Police and firefighters were called out around 6 a.m. to a fire at Interstate 70 and Benton Boulevard.
A homeless encampment under the interstate there caught fire and killed one person . . .
The fire burned so hot that the Missouri Department of Transportation had to be called out to check the structural integrity of the bridge. Until MoDOT gives its approval, all westbound I-70 traffic into the city is being diverted onto the 18th Street exit just south of the scene.
A quick roundup . . .
The Mayor turned Bartle Hall into a homeless camp for a bit last year but the problem persists.
The Mayor has provided free motel housing, food and job training for the homeless and sparked by his generosity this population is rapidly growing on local streets.
And coming soon . . . Mayor Q wants to destroy working-class neighborhoods with tiny homes for the "houseless" despite widespread objections from nearly every neighborhood in Kansas City.
To wit . . .
MAYBE IT'S TIME TO RECONSIDER MAYOR Q'S HOMELESS STRATEGY AND REALIZE THAT IT'S ONLY MAKING THE PROBLEM WORSE!!!
Moreover and just like many home owners have consistently noted . . .
Two poor souls dead in a fire this week MIGHT be a sign that allowing the homeless to set up camps throughout urban areas isn't a great idea even if it support the 12th & Oak agenda.
Remember that last Mayor Q ignored weeks of complaints about camps in Westport before he allowed cleanup following a high-profile negotiation with some guy who called himself Gaddafi.
Even public radio has listened to the complaints of locals who don't want the homeless camping on a toxic site in Northeast but the outcry has been ignored, downplayed and opposed by the city manager & the Mayor's office.
Fact: Permissive policy toward homeless camps by the mayor & his allies on council have preceded these tragic deaths.
Our main point . . .
Homeless burning to death serves as a painful reminder that appeasing activists doesn't create a viable solution to a crisis on local streets.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Thursday morning fire at a homeless encampment under the interstate killed one person and halted all westbound I-70 traffic into Kansas City. Police and firefighters were called out around 6 a.m. to a fire at Interstate 70 and Benton Boulevard.
The westbound Lanes of I-70 closed at 18th Street, just before the Benton curve, due to a fatality homeless fire under a highway overpass. Upon arrival, they found a large structure 7nder the bridge that was ablaze. The impacted overpass crosses the railroad tracks that run east and west, just before Crossing Truman Road to the east.
Developing . . .