THE TKC WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!
Imogen Thomas and her body of work inspire us to keep track of Kansas City's most powerful this week.
Take a peek . . .
1. Missouri State Sen. Paul LeVota - More than anybody else in and around Kansas City, Sen. LeVota flexed his muscles in order to make an Eastern Jack beef part of statewide news.
2. Jackson County Lady Cathy Jolly - She's not only the cutest local politico in town but now one of the most controversial thanks to background word on horribly timed hiring when everybody else is taking a cut.
3. Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders - His transit efforts were big news to the uninitiated, but we are initiated and know that behind the scenes, he's working to avoid the "curse of three terms" in a strong way.
4. Kansas City Congressman Cleaver - On center stage during the Inauguration and still one of the strongest political forces in town despite a controversial car wash sell-off.
5. Councilman Michael Brooks - Staying silent while we're all talking about the missing $15k is a powerful gesture that speaks to a lack of transparency at City Hall
Macradee Aegerter - A rising star among Kansas City newsies provided a great deal of important news to this town this week.
Ryan Kath - Now working at the TOP LEVEL of all INVESTIGATIVE reporters in Kansas City.
DeAnn Smith - Digital content powerhouse keeping KCTV5 at the top despite a horrible news rss feed.
Bill Grady - Followup on his gun story rocked the local discourse for the past two weeks.
Darla Jaye - The last remaining Conservative talker in town and the Queen of Kansas City talk radio.
TKC BLOG COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS UNCOVERED WEED CHARGES ON THE KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD - We were as "kind" as possible but there's no getting around the facts.
TIPSTERS PUT CATHY JOLLY CONTROVERSY ON BLAST - Parking spaces and concerns about salary embroil this political lady.
WELCOMED COMEDY CLUB IMPRESARIO CRAIG GLAZER - This community "welcomed" one of Kansas City's most controversial personalities. Yes, there was a lot of hateration but I noticed some supportive comments as well. Without question, "CG" can get a discussion going.
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS BROKE NEWS OF CONTROVERSY RELATED TO STEPHEN BOUGH BOOTED FROM THE SPORTS COMMITTEE - Behind the scenes and before anybody else, Kansas City insiders gave us the real scoop.
KEPT THE $15K SCANDAL ON BLAST AND CALLED FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA INVESTIGATION - Again, this blog community BROKE the scandal and remained VIGILANT in keeping to topic on blast.
As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.