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KCMO residents opine on latest MLK Jr. Boulevard proposal

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KCMO residents opine on latest MLK Jr. Boulevard proposal
KCMO residents opine on latest MLK Jr. Boulevard proposal

KANSAS CITY LEADERSARE MAKING SURE YOUGET YOUR SAY ONRENAMING A STREETAFTER MARTIN LUTHERKING JR...AFTER LAST YEAR'SCONTROVERSY WITH THEPASEO.41 ACTION NEWS ANDRESGUTIERREZ HAS REACTIONFROM THE FIRST PUBLICMEETING.THE KANSAS CITY PARKSBOARD IS CONSIDERINGRENAMING VOLKERBOULEVARD, SWOPEPARKWAY AND BLUEPARKWAY BETWEEN MAINSTREET AND 55THSTREETS TO M-L-K JRBOULEVARD.Pat Clarke/Community Activist/everywhere there's a MartinLutherKing drive there death, drugsanddestruction.

And that's noteverywhere, but it's prettyclose to itFINDING WAYS TORECOGNIZE THE CIVILRIGHT LEADER IS A SAGAFOR KANSAS CITY.IT SEEMED LIKE A DONEDEAL LAST YEAR WHENTHE SIGNS WENT UP UNTILRESIDENTS VOTED TOTURN IT BACK TO THEPASEO.MANY WHO SPOKE AT THISMEETING DON'T THINK THECURRENT PROPOSAL ISRIGHT AND WOULDPREFER OTHER OPTIONSLIKE RENAMING TROOSTAVE OR THE NEW K-C-ITERMINAL.ONE WOULD LIKE TO SEEMORE INVESTMENT AT M-L-K JUNIOR SQUAREPARK--THAT'S GETTING ABRAND-NEW PLAYGROUNDTHANKS TO CHIEFSQUARTERBACK PATRICKMAHOMES.ALL IN ALL--THE DECISIONON THIS PROPOSAL CAN'TCOME SOON ENOUGH.Reggie Broughton/Resident/we've been trampled, we've beenkilled.

We've been harmed and wecan't get a boulevard namedafterone person This is ridiculous.IN KANSAS CITY.

ANDRESGUTIERREZ.

41 ACTIONNEWS.




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