Mayor Q Seyz Night Hoops Helps Solve Country Club Plaza Crime Crisis

This week, in the aftermath of EPIC debt default, the fate of the Country Club Plaza garnered growing concern from residents across the metro.

A few days ago the Mayor's team offered callous comments about immunity and equity in local struggles against violence. 

Recently, Mayor Q shared his perspective that, thankfully, seems more hopeful yet offers a longstanding solution that hasn't really worked to curb crime over the past 37 years BUT continues to earn municipal funding, unsubstantiated hope and well deserved criticism in the light of day.

Here's the word and yet another sign that Kansas City proper isn't really serious about preventing worsening crime that's starting to take toll on the local economy . . . Check-it . . .

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas said the city continues to have ongoing conversations with Country Club Plaza ownership to enhance safety, including discussing ways it can increase law enforcement presence in and around the Plaza.

“A long-term public safety solution must consist of a private and public partnership, so we look forward to working collaboratively,” he continued. “In addition, the city will continue to invest in year-round youth programming including Mayor’s Night Hoops to keep young people busy and safe after school and on weekends.”

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Plaza retailers concerned for employee safety after recent shootings, upticks in thefts, harassment

Employees at Made in KC's marketplace location on the Plaza were closing up for the night over a busy Labor Day weekend when they heard multiple rounds of gunfire outside. "It is frustrating and it's a challenge," co-owner Tyler Enders said of the threat of violence.

On the Country Club Plaza, recent outbreaks of gun violence and theft have retailers concerned

After two shootings at stores in the Plaza, some retailers have changed their business hours out of concerns for employee safety. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says the city is talking with the Plaza's owners about increasing law enforcement presence in the area.

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