Actually, no he didn't . . .
But the newspaper is helping him make that argument with a garbage Sunday issue read by fewer and fewer people every week.
Here's the money line by way of newspaper propaganda . . .
So long as Kansas Citians are priced out of our housing market, too many families will continue to face housing insecurity and houselessness.
With the new Housing Trust Fund, we will invest more in housing development that includes real affordability. We will pair that investment with efforts to enable more community-led housing development, including streamlining and expediting development review. We will also release more city-owned property for redevelopment, encouraging new land trust programming and mixed income communities, to expand housing options.
We have a once-in-a generation opportunity to change our community for good by ending houselessness. A roof over someone’s head means less crime. It means students are more likely to show up to school — and to participate while they’re there. It means happier, healthier, safer neighborhoods.
We will not settle for the status quo in Kansas City. It’s neither humane nor sustainable. But we cannot do this alone.
All of this sounds nice except for one thing . . .
IT'S NOT WORKING!!! THE KANSAS CITY HOMELESS CRISIS IS WORSENING AND BECOMING MORE VIOLENT AND DESPERATE!!!
A social media retort shared by El Bryan stands out . . .
"Here's what Kansas City is doing: Tearing down structures at Independence Avenue and the Paseo that once offered affordable housing, letting a $30M HUD grant expire, and then allowing folks to camp on unsanitary Brownfields. Then the city just shrugs off all the concerns of working class folks in the surrounding communities who are impacted by frequent structure fires, open drug use, prostitution, and copious amounts of trash. Police, fire, EMT are frequently called to tent camps, parks, or vacant houses to deal with health and public safety issues, as well as crimes that include homicide."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY Any number of people living unhoused in Kansas City is too many. One thousand, four hundred and twenty-five unhoused Kansas Citians is far too many. Over the past year, the City Council and I have revamped our system for preventing and ending houselessness, setting an example for our suburbs and beyond.