In the article “Dress code dramatics; Meeting on a proposed law featured an official waving underwear, heated words and an abrupt end to the session”(3/5, Local), it seems plain why Kansas City is becoming a town no one wants to visit, let alone live in.
The paper’s main Local section headline is about the City Council wasting time on idiotic (and apparently uncivil) debate about whether a business’s dress code discriminates. Don’t they have bigger issues to deal with? Are these council members actually paid to waste time and further their agendas, be they race-baiting or people’s “feelings” if they know a dress code but show up to force themselves into a business anyway? Let’s call them Nero Council members instead of City, because they apparently don’t care if their city is burning.
Let’s try to kill the Power & Light District — the only real development in Kansas City in the last 10 years and one of the only reasons I visit downtown.
Keeping people out of the Power & Light District is probably not what the Cordish Co. would want to do, being a customer-driven enterprise. I agree that proper dress does make the place look better and somewhat regulates who goes there.
The Kansas City Symphony would probably like to establish a dress code, too. However we see people in shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes, jeans and garden work clothes going and enjoying the music. It would be sad to make them go away to get dressed better to do that. I just wish that people in the community would at least acknowledge they are in public and have some pride of self to dress appropriately for the occasion. Will they still do that when they go to the new Performing Arts Center?
Clothing does not have to be couture, but appropriate. If the baggy pants are not revealing, then knock it off with the regulations. Jewelry is a fashion statement, and innocence until a law is broken should be the rule. And what’s this about white T-shirts?