I also think it's important to not only highlight things that are wrong, but also provide solutions. I usually try to do that here. Criticism is easy. Solutions are harder -- and knowing a solution makes doing nothing about it harder.
On that note, I also will occassionally provide info about groups of people -- sometimes organized groups, sometimes informal groups, that are doing little things to DO SOMETHING to make Kansas City better. Not only will it give credit to people that are doing things right, but hopefully I'll be able to get things out in advance so people know of opportunities to join in. It's important to realize that you don't have to be on city council, or be the mayor, or be a social elite to make a difference. In fact, it's large groups of people that do little things that make the most difference.
Nominations are more than welcome.
My first feature is on the Crossroads Art District Community Association that is doing a spring cleanup this Saturday, April 28, starting at 8:30 am. There is much more information on their website (go there, click on "news". The already have over 200 volunteers to help clean up trash and such in the crossroads. As a firm believer in the Broken Windows Theory, I think these types of community activism are very important.