We hope locals understand the underlying arguments presented in a cover story featuring local politicos & bureaucrats flexing against a soulless utility corporation.
BOTTOM LINE: THIS KANSAS CITY FIGHT OVER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING AMID FEEBLE STREET FIXES ONLY SERVES TO EXPOSE POOR PLANNING OVERALL!!!
What's worse . . .
We're not sure if KC playing games with permitting is a good idea given that gas line fixes are likely more important than a publicity stunt gone horribly wrong.
Gas line trouble potentially taking out half a city block is a much worse consequence than everybody knowing that the Mayor's good intentions seemed to have been planned out on the back of a cocktail napkin.
The bravado is satisfying but really doesn't help bring about any kind of resolution.
Here's more on the sitch . . .
"The city stopped issuing new work permits after utility crews left a recently-resurfaced road torn up, violating the city's regulations on road construction."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
Spire Energy on Thursday began to repair roads damaged by its utility crews after Kansas City announced it would temporarily refuse to issue new work permits to the company. But it's not clear when the Department of Public Works will lift the freeze.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The natural gas company Spire won't be allowed to pull new work permits in Kansas City, Missouri, according to City Manager Brian Platt, until the utility company fixes the patches from work it did earlier this summer.
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