At the council meeting Sept. 5, Mayor (Randy) Rhoads offered his tie-breaking vote in favor of the new Corridor Develop Overlay district (council members Bob Johnson, David Mosby, Kathy Hoffman and Derek Holland opposed). The following members voted in favor of restricting personal choice, assaulting property rights and added pages and pages of new regulation for business and private citizens: Brian Whitley, Binney, Cockrell and Gray.
With the passage of this zoning district the city opens the door not only to a building style but an ideology. That ideology is not a friend to the American way of life or our Constitution. They are diametrically opposed.
There were several disturbing things about the council meeting, of particular concern was the condescending and rude behavior of Councilman Cockrell toward his fellow citizens. (Yes, Mr. Cockrell, UN Agenda 21 is non-fiction and available on Amazon. Perhaps, one day, you will read it in the high density, mix-use, urban development, future earth, utopia overlooking common ‘open space’ you just voted for.) Cockrell’s patronizing behavior prior to voting was unconscionable.
As a resident of Lee’s Summit I will persist in my efforts to build a coalition of residents dedicated to having a city council who defend the principles of personal choice and self-determination. I pray enough of us become educated to the realities we face today and become vigilant guardians of the Constitutional Republic that was handed to us by our forefathers.
We can begin now. Parkville and Grandview are the most recent cities within the metro area that have begun their “visioning/consensus” process to develop their restrictive land use strategies. Let’s assist the residents of these cities, and begin the recruitment process for candidates who, when elected, act in a manner worthy of their oath to uphold the Constitution.