THE WEEK WHEN THE CITY COUNCIL DISAPPEARED IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Never before in Kansas City history has the City Council been so weak and out of touch with neighborhoods and the vast majority of their constituents.
To wit . . .
DURING A TUMULTUOUS WEEK IN KANSAS CITY THE COUNCIL WAS OUT OF SIGHT AND DISCONNECTED FROM THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE!!!
The Council didn't really register a single significant sound-byte when it comes to mainstream media.
Furthermore . . .
COUNCIL DUDES SCOTT WAGNER AND JERMAINE REED MIGHT WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT UPDATING THEIR SKIMPY SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE DOESN'T COUNT AS CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS OR VOTERS!!!
But at least they're trying . . .
THE REST OF THE CITY COUNCIL SIMPLY DISAPPEARED DURING THIS EPIC WEEK IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY!!!
A Kansas City Insider put it this way . . .
"In the past 40 years there hasn't been a City Council that has been so aloof and out of touch as this current crop. The Mayor has just beaten them down to the point where they're afraid to make a peep. The downside to this approach is that the Council Districts are losing their representation in the process."
Think about this . . .
During a major snow storm that shut down the city the Council wasn't out there pushing to get neighborhoods taken care of or even help coordinate neighborhood leaders to respond to the crisis . . . They simply stayed quiet while the Mayor earned even more media attention.
Sadly, the mostly silent Council doesn't serve a real purpose for voters and residents . . .
Representation for neighborhoods seems to be another price that Kansas City is paying for Mayor Sly's "win at all costs" style of leadership.
On the other hand the Council is now one of the most unpopular legislative bodies Kansas City has seen in quite some time. So during their break from the public spotlight I can only hope they took some time to think about better ways to serve the electorate or at least went looking for THE STILL MISSING $15K . . .
DEVELOPING . . .