The Kansas City Council has come up with a compromise they hope will satisfy those who wanted the new East Patrol police station named after Leon Jordan, a former police officer and the founder of Freedom, Inc, while also satisfying those who opposed it.
Councilman Jermaine Reed explained the idea: name the campus, not the police station.
A parade of black community leaders and former council members spoke in favor of the naming to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. All cited the historic contributions made by Jordan to the city and to law enforcement.
The Kansas City city council postponed approving the sale of up to $85 million in bonds for construction of a new East Patrol complex Thursday.The difficulty was in deciding how much needs to be spent and how much the city can afford.