State Sen. Phil Journey (in photo), R-Haysville, is also a lawyer who is currently representing perhaps the worst offender in the city’s recent campaign to fight blight.
Neighbors have been complaining about Gregory Gracey’s trashed property at 10th and Volutsia for more than a decade, to no effect.
After the city of Wichita filed an injunction against the property to have it cleaned up, Journey issued a statement saying he had gotten a local business to donate a trash bin and adding, “I think it’s unfortunate this community has chosen not to help one of its citizens.”
Remember: Blame long-suffering neighbors for blight — they should have cleaned it up themselves.
You wonder if Journey’s message would be the same if this rat hole was in his district.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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