For the midday we learn that equity works both ways . . .
A quick caveat . . . The end game for this legislation might be that . . .
NOW EVERY PARK IN KANSAS CITY WILL HOST VIOLENT JUNKIES!!!
Let's just call that equity and tread very carefully around local trails . . .
In part due to maintenance needs and partly in conjunction with a larger Life X Initiative, Kansas City Parks and Recreation created a new district in 2021 called the Quality of Life Improvement District, or QLID for short.
It includes 38 of the city’s parks located in six zip codes on the east side (64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130 and 64132).
In 2018, the city identified those zip codes as the ones with the highest rate of poverty and lowest life expectancy — averaging 14.9 years shorter than the rest of the city.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dave Stark admits public parks on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, haven't always looked the same as parks on the west side. The 35-year employee with the city's parks department said for years all 221 city parks were split between three maintenance districts.