Kansas City’s Reparations Commission operates with the appointment of 13 members seeking taxpayer dollars for payments to eligible black residents in the area.
After passing a vote to create the commission in January, Democratic Mayor Quinton Lucas appointed 13 people to the commission on Monday, beginning the process of creating a compensation plan in the city of Missouri.
The Mayor’s Compensation Commission is reportedly investigating the city’s historic treatment of African Americans and, according to a 2022 proposal, “express an apology on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Declare to amend the city’s intentions for participating in sanctions…on the enslavement of blacks.”
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The City will submit Ordinance No. 220966 in 2022, presenting the City’s reparations proposal and “expressing an apology on behalf of the City of Kansas City for its participation in the enslavement of black people and sanctions of all historic crimes.” Declare the city’s intentions to amend: enforce segregation and attendant discriminatory practices against black citizens in Kansas City, encourage others to participate in this effort, mayor to advise city on reparations issues Establish within 90 days a committee known as the Reparations Committee.”
It is not known at this time exactly what kind of payment the Commission requires from black residents, or the amount of payment, but the ordinance states, “The Commission shall, within one year of its first meeting, We will issue a preliminary report of our findings to , and a final report will be issued within six months thereafter.”
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While Democratic-run Kansas City debated the price tag for reparations payments, proposals from the task forces of San Francisco and California would allow individuals to make reparations payments to eligible black residents in the states. are reportedly seeking to charge taxpayers an estimated $600,000.