We want to update on a few things tonight but more than anything this story stands out and speaks to our town's political reality . . .
KANSAS CITY IS ASKING FOR MORE GO BOND CASH BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WASTED THE LAST BILLION DOLLARS THEY BORROWED!!!
Again . . . What bugs us about this situation is that NOBODY is calling out local government for their largess in the mainstream media.
Think about it for just a sec . . .
Kansas City has the cash to set up homeless folks at motels but not enough money to get fire hydrants replace promptly???
For us . . . This tragic situation points out a longstanding deficiency of the current administration. Right now 12th & Oak is ambitiously trying to help solve the world's problems but ignoring the basic needs of local residents.
Here's more on the sitch and some EXCELLENT local journalism by Fox4. . .
Several neighbors claim a semitrailer driver ran into the fire hydrant weeks ago. Residents reported the problem to 311, the city's hot line, but they said the fire hydrant never got fixed.
Weeks later, a fire broke out a home on Huston Road. The closest working hydrant was three blocks away.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A house fire over the weekend is raising more concerns for people in one Kansas City neighborhood. Neighbors say a faulty fire hydrant increased the time for crews to put out the fire. The fire happened Saturday near N.W. Hutson Road and N.W. 58th Terrace in the Northland.