City Hall and the black community have a strained relationship, hence the power of Kenney's feat. But his potentially victorious roll-out went sideways,
starting with the event's
heavy police presence.
A SWAT vehicle parked for tours alongside the event's barbecue dinner; uniforms lined up along left, right, and back walls of the church; officers resting hands on or around sidearms.
"He looks like he's going for his gun," my teenage son ...
Preventing deforestation instead of planning reforestation
is a much better option, says former Columbia Public Works superintendent
, a sewer expert who retired after nearly 40 years at City Hall.
Columbia sewer construction practices
include "destruction of swaths of mature trees wide enough to land a large airplane,"
A lazy-man's money-saver, deforestation puts tax-and-rate payer dollars in bank coffers and ultimately, developer hands.
Reforestation is a consolation prize
for a public which has ...
COLUMBIA, Mo 6/17/16 (Beat Byte)
are bringing some neighborly merit to
, a Boone County street that illustrates how social problems can surround neglected real estate.
"The trash in the streets is unsightly, and causes hazards for everyone -- especially the children who play here," they write on a
. "The goal is to get all the yards and streets clear of loose trash and debris on June 19th."
Cleaning up trash -- a simple objective -- can pay big dividends. The so-called
"Broken Windows Theory"
claims improving a neighborhood's physical environment can reduce crime.