TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TKC TIPSTERS WARN OF PLAN THAT MIGHT KEEP KANSAS CITY'S 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEAT IN THE CURLS FAMILY!!!
Because so many people in Kansas City don't really understand the forces that control local politics . . . Let's review a bit of basic knowledge regarding how the East Side votes.
The Curls Family is one of the most prominent and respected names on Kansas City's East Side. They have a political and civic legacy that goes back for at least half a century. Curls Family members have consistently held political office along with prominent leadership and professional titles throughout Kansas City's modern history.
That's the background . . . And now here's the story that is SHOCKING to even the most jaded local political watchers.
ALREADY THERE IS WORD OF AN EFFORT TO MAKE A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM OUTGOING KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL LADY MELBA CURLS TO HER DAUGHTER MONICA CURLS!!!
There's a lot of ways to do this that are completely above board . . .
TKC TIPSTERS tell us of top level fundraising (Kansas City lawyers) who are already moving to push money toward a Monica Curls candidacy.
What's funny is that most Kansas City Insiders know that Monica Curls is already the de facto 3rd District At-Large Council Lady and most people in-the-know skip talking with Council Lady Melba and just go straight to her daughter. I'm not even gonna make fun, the 3rd District At-Large Council Lady is getting so forgetful that even her critics are becoming worried.
Now . . . At first we heard Monica Curls didn't want the gig but word of bigger forces at play pushing her candidacy (Kansas City lawyers) seem to have sparked more talk of this power transition among a prominent Kansas City family.
It gets better . . .
It's not like the Curls Family is desperate for cash - They are among the local elite not only on Kansas City's East Side but also among the rest of the plebs working City Hall. The political legacy of the Curls Family has served to shape the current state of Democracy in Kansas City.
Therefore another scheme to hand over power is perfectly legal but might ruffle a few feathers . . .
Now, if Council Lady Melba quits with less than 18 months left to go in her term then the Mayor and Council would get to appoint her replacement. This happened not so long ago when Former Council dude Jim Rowland left to take over the Sports Authority and the powers that be decided that pouring former Council Dude George Blackwood back into a seat was a good idea.
And so . . . An appointment for Monica Curls isn't out of the question. Melba (technically) wouldn't get a say in the decision so everything is good on paper and voter apathy is at such a resounding level, it's doubtful anybody would make a peep regarding the ethics of it all.
So what have we learned?
ALREADY KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYERS ARE WORKING TO SECURE THE COMPOSITION OF THE NEW CITY COUNCIL AND VOTES ON KANSAS CITY'S EAST SIDE AREN'T THAT VITAL TO THE PROCESS!!!
This plan to make sure the Curls Family stays in power long before campaign season even starts is symptomatic of the current attitude of City Hall under Mayor Sly's leadership. Kansas City's elected officials now openly seem to be accountable to no one.
Just like the Toy Train Streetcar, The Downtown Hotel and so many other cowtown schemes . . . Kansas City's ruling class have little concern or regard for voters and most of their plans are focused on keeping the electorate out of their way.
DEVELOPING . . .