TUESDAY IS CHOOSE DAY
Area elections are scheduled for next Tuesday. We will focus on the ballot issues in Kansas City, Missouri, and the mayor’s race in KCK.
THE CAMERA NEVER LIES
The successful “Red Light” camera program in Kansas City, Missouri that focuses on drivers who ignore red lights, may be expanded to spot speeding drivers. The program is designed to enhance safety and, perhaps, the city’s coffers. If the expansion occurs, there will likely be legal challenges to its constitutionality.
“Y” THE “Y” IS CHANGING
The YMCA is planning a new building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at a cost of 40-million dollars. The new structure will replace the current facility and cause the closing of “Ys” in KCK, Independence, and Raytown. Downtown enthusiasts are overjoyed by the change; however, considerable debate has developed about this move in the suburban communities.
As cities maneuver to host the GOP convention in 2016 (Kansas City among them), the party appears to be undergoing a rigorous self-examination. The RNC released what its chairman calls an “autopsy” of the 2012 elections. Splits in the party are increasingly evident. The recent CPAC gathering is a prime example. We will look at this topic from two angles: 1) The likelihood of the Republican Party selecting Kansas City as its convention site; and 2) The likelihood of the party undergoing major philosophical changes by convention time.
REMEMBERING WALT BODINE