Right now we want to focus on an important local movement which contradicts a great deal of the propaganda we're hearing form city hall.

As always, there are two sides to the conversation even if locals only get the "official story" via mainstream media.

For instance . . .

This week the newspaper decries the state of homelessness in the metro from the comfort of the "Golden Ghetto" Johnson County suburbs:

Kansas City homeless shelters are full. Moms, kids, elderly among those on streets

That's an unfortunate situation but urban homeless camps filled to the brim with inhabitants struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues aren't going to fix it.

Accordingly . . .

The other side of this issue: Once again, neighborhoods, home owners & biz confront a growing threat from haphazard 12th & Oak policy.

Here's part of a statement regarding an upcoming forum on the latest homeless camping crisis in the making:

Kansas City: We are bringing together neighborhoods, businesses, the housing industry, service organizations and those impacted by the affordable housing crisis & homelessness. There are millions of dollars in federal funding meant to address these issues. Why isn't more being done by our city?

Neighborhoods: Did you know that there is a proposed ordinance that would allow tents in your neighbor's yard? Tent cities across the metro in parks or parking lots? Pallet sheds with no running water, community/neighborhood showers for the homeless are on the table. What are you willing to accept?

Businesses: What do you need to be done to address those loitering at your place of business?

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Homelessness in KCMO: The Barriers & the Solutions: A Town Hall on 7/12

Eventbrite - KC Regional Housing Alliance presents Homelessness in KCMO: The Barriers & the Solutions: A Town Hall on 7/12 - Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Southeast Community Center, Kansas City, MO. Find event and ticket information.

Developing . . .