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A Real Eye Opener

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“Knowing they (City Council) can move money to build emergency soccer fields, they can move money on an emergency street car study, come up with all the funds in the world to look at rebuilding our airport, it’s frustrating for us” Local 42 President Michael Cambiano

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Fire Department pumper trucks are set to shut down in June and the Firefighters’ Union says the decision will put lives in danger.

 

 

“This isn’t about jobs, it’s about public safety,” Local 42 President Michael Cambiano said. “It’s about the citizens of Westport, Plaza and Brookside having an adequate response to an emergency.”

On May 20th we reported on two ordinances introduced by Russ Johnson on May 15 and approved by the City Council on May 22. Is public safety even a priority?

  • #140394 Authorizing an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. for approximately $3,748,000.00 for design services for the Kansas City Streetcar System Phase 2 project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
  • #140395 Authorizing a $4,300,000.00 agreement with Burns _ McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for design services for the Kansas City Streetcar System Phase 2 project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

What other public safety services will be sacrificed and cut for the streetcars? The union urges residents to voice their concerns with their councilperson.

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KSHB 41 – KCFD to shut down two fire companies

KCTV 5 – KCFD pumper reductions loom as federal grant set to expire

The Pitch – Kansas City, Missouri, City Council spending money on streetcar expansion before voters approve it

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