TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! FORMER COUNCILMAN TERRY RILEY COULD SOON MAKE A KANSAS CITY COMEBACK!!!
Time passes quickly in Kansas City politics.
Not so long ago we elected a new Council and Mayor with a great deal of hope for change from politics as usual.
Then the Mayor's son allegedly punched some white broad and it's been all downhill ever since.
But that doesn't mean the whole hot mess isn't worth watching. And there are CERTAINLY some interesting developments in play.
To wit . . .
FORMER KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN AND CURRENT POWER PLAYER TERRY RILEY COULD SOON BE BACK AT CITY HALL WORKING ON SOME IMPORTANT PROJECTS FOR THE URBAN CORE!!!
How do we know this . . .
* We were surprised to see Former Councilman Riley @ The Urban Summit not so long ago. The push for the sales tax increase announced at this event could be part of Mr. Riley's higher profile.
* The 1 year limit imposed on Former Council members lobbying @ City Hall has almost expired for Mr. Riley. This Spring he'll be completely in the clear.
* Former Councilman Riley was instrumental in passing the Zoo tax and has certainly built up his Kansas City consulting biz.
Also . . .
IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN TERRY RILEY, TKC CONFIRMED THAT HE HAS INCREASED HIS LOCAL PROFILE AS OF LATE. MR. RILEY ALSO TALKED ABOUT SOME WORK HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE COMPLETED!!!
"I'm extremely interested to work on project that benefit the urban core and all of Kansas City," Former Councilman Riley said. "Not just in terms of legislation but also in bringing new business to the metro, there is so much we can accomplish."
Mr. Riley spoke of efforts to reignite interest in Citadel Plaza and a host of other projects on Linwood and even in the 18th & Vine Corridor.
Previously, TKC noted that Mr. Riley has done some consulting for American Water.
With the vast array of connections Mr. Riley has garnered over the course of his career, his expertise will undoubtedly be utilized by a great many people.
For voters and City Hall watchers who might have missed Mr. Riley . . . From what we're hearing it'll be like he never left.
DEVELOPING . . .