Street art funded by former NYC Mayor Bloomberg has garnered a nationally televised victory for Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas amid a historic pace for homicides, rising property crime and an ongoing lawsuit battle with local police.
How we see this playing out . . .
Painting BLM branding on local streets doesn't look good in retrospect for a majority of KCMO voters. However, now Mayor Q can "paint" this action as part of a public safety effort and clean up his connection to a group that has lost its luster amid luxury home buying scandal.
That's one theory but right now most civic boosters are merely celebrating a nice bit of publicity about "public safety" amid more dire circumstances on local streets.
Check-it . . .
"In Kansas City, Missouri, artists are transforming an infamous intersection into the picture of safety. The project is the latest among dozens of street murals across more than 40 cities that are part of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Asphalt Art Initiative. NBC News’ Steve Patterson shares more details about how the initiative is making cities safer."
You decide . . .