Kansas City Mayor Q Seyz Parking To Blame For Wesport Violence, Merchants Fact Check

Today's discussion on worsening Kansas City entertainment district crime proves the issue isn't REALLY meriting much concern or thoughtful commentary . . .

For instance . . . The Mayor considers urban planning schemes whilst merchants are merely doing damage control

Check-it . ..

A few hours after Friday morning’s shooting, Mayor Quinton Lucas took to Twitter to offer his thoughts. He said: “Turning a few feet of public sidewalk into private space was never the safety cure for Westport long term. Activation, lighting, and security in large parking lots is one step that we continue to encourage neighborhood owners to pursue. More staggered bar closing times is another.”

The mayor continued, “It is also time to close the World Market parking lot to vehicles at night and to instead program the space. Access to firearms stored in vehicles there continues to be an impediment to area safety.”

Part of the Westport Merchants Association reply . . . 

 "Despite reports, Westport's Enhanced Security Screening was NOT in effect because it was a Thursday and not a warm weather month.

"This incident is under investigation and appears to have happened between the victim and a suspect outside the area where the district would have screened. "

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

Mayor wants to close World Market parking lot at night in response to Westport violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - After the latest high-profile shooting in Westport, the Kansas City mayor has some suggestions as the entertainment district continues to struggle with violent incidents. A woman was shot and killed overnight in the World Market parking lot at Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue early Friday morning.

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