TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BEHIND THE SCENES: MAYOR SLY AND CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE INCREASINGLY AT ODDS OVER KANSAS CITY SPENDING!!!
Let's offer a quick preview into an upcoming Kansas City power struggle.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDERS HAVE NOTICED AN INCREASINGLY TENSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAYOR SLY JAMES AND CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE!!!
Best of all . . . There's even a bit of video proof of this City Hall relationship going sour.
Check out minute 8:20 in a recent Sly James Mayoral Tour of Kansas City's busted urban core that has grown worse under his tenure.
The Mayor puts in a call to City Manager Troy Schulte who isn't in the office. Mayor Sly reminds the poor guy taking a message that he's the Mayor and leaves a VERY annoyed message. Somewhere else in the clip The Mayor labors out of a mini-van into a blighted Kansas City street and attempts to pin the hot mess on the decision making skills of the City Manager. Click the link watch it for yourself. My highlight was watching the Mayor send a photo message to the City Manager.
But it gets better . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS TELL US: "TROY IS NOW THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE WITH REPORTING A PRICE TAG AND COST INFORMATION TO THE MAYOR. OBVIOUSLY, THE MAYOR DOESN'T LIKE TO BE TOLD 'NO' AND HE'S STARTING TO LOSE PATIENCE WITH THE CITY MANAGER."
And then . . .
IT LOOKS LIKE TROY SCHULTE COULD BE THE FIRST CITY HALL DENIZEN TO SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF MAYOR SLY'S SPENDING SPREE AND QUEST FOR A STRONG MAYORAL FORM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT!!!
Don't expect City Manager Troy Schulte's career life span to last very long if he gets into a habit of becoming a check and/or balance to Mayor Sly's free spending ways.
Even worse for Troy . . . The City Council has become Mayor Sly's rubber stamp and they're not going to fight for Troy.
To wit . . . The switch to a new City Manager would be EXCEPTIONALLY EASY for Mayor Sly and it looks like we could be quickly moving that way . . .
Developing . ..