For a dude who always whines about transit accessibility . . . The 4th District councilman isn't great about keeping in touch with his constituents.
Accordingly . . .
Here's the origin story of a noteworthy Kansas City political comeback . . . Check-it . . .
The goal of his campaigning is to “be more responsive, and more available. I want to be more active in the neighborhoods.”
The incident that drove Rizzo to run for office involved the theft of personal items and many calls that failed to be returned from the current councilman.
“They put a homeless camp about three blocks from me, down here in Columbus Park and the neighbors all approached me and said, ‘You really have to do something,’” Rizzo said. “They were literally stealing our barbecue grills, lounge chairs, and even took our shirts. I called Eric Bunch every day for five days, every day, and never got a callback. Then I called the city manager’s office. No returned calls. We finally did get Eric Bunch down here to a community meeting. Absolutely told us nothing and no commitment on anything. So finally, the neighbors started saying, ‘Henry you need to run.’”
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Former State Representative, County Legislator plans to run for KCMO City Council in Fourth District race
EllieAna Hale Editorial Assistant Henry Rizzo, former Missouri State Representative and former chairman of the Jackson County Legislature, has announced his candidacy in the Fourth District Kansas City Council race. Rizzo, who has been a resident of the Northeast neighborhood his entire life, expressed his discontentment with the status quo of the district and seeks to intervene.