As the weather slowly warms up . . . This cowtown is already having trouble keeping up with the growing number of homeless camps.
Here's a quick peek at the worsening problem . . . And a bit of blame sharing . . .
“We’re not turning a blind eye to it,” John Baccala, a KCMO spokesperson said.
Baccala said the problem with enforcement is no cooperation from property owners . . .
“It’s unfortunate, we have a lot of properties like this throughout the city,” Baccala said. “I don’t know if it’s a situation where it’s out of sight, out of mind, like this one is 'out of town LLCs.' So, they don’t see it, they don’t think about it [and] they don’t care about it.”
Josh Henges, KCMO’s Houseless Prevention Coordinator, is looking into this property.
“Homelessness in Kansas City is very visible right now,” Henges said. “This specific camp has been attended to quite a bit and our goal is to build a relationship with the folks that are in there while we teach them what services exist.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, KSHB 41 News reported that the city of Kansas City, Missouri, fined a property owner in the Historic Northeast neighborhood multiple times for storage and dumping issues. Less than 24 hours later, the city decided to return to the property and talk with those who have decided to take up wrongful residency.