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A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Two items

Today there is a meeting of the Plans & Zoning Committee at 2pm in council chambers at KCMO City Hall, 414 E. 12th Street. The downzoning of two blocks on the northeastern boundaries of the Westside will be heard at the Plans & Zoning Committee. The Crossroads Arts District Tax Abatement Plan will also be heard at this meeting.

In addition, today at noon in Jefferson City, MO there will be a hearing on five bills that are very unfriendly not just to illegal immigrants, but to those of us who are herely legally and can be mistaken for immigrants because of our appearance.

Not just people of color, but everyone in this state, will have to justify our legal status in this country time and time again as we seek employment, housing and higher education or even if we are pulled over by the MO State Highway Patrol. Penalties will be exacted on employers and landlords.

These bills are all under consideration in the Pension, Veterans Affairs and General Laws Committee. Faxes can be sent for SB248 and HB269 to your State Senators. Talking points have also been developed. The summary text of SB348 is listed below on this blog.

Thank you.