TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CHARTER CHANGE COULD INCREASE COUNCIL TERM LIMITS!!!
Kansas City's feeble and weakened Democracy is soon to take another hit that will send a great many political watchers into a rage but won't really register with most of the electorate.
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS WARN US OF A CLANDESTINE EFFORT TO INCREASE TERM LIMITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN THE UPCOMING "STRONG MAYOR" CHARTER CHANGE!!!
It's a horrible idea whose time has come as part of background "horse-trading" to make Mayor Sly even stronger.
Here's the deal . . .
- Mayor Sly becomes a "stronger Mayor" in exchange for City Council term limits going from 2 to 3.
- Mayor Sly isn't really interested in being a 3 term Mayor, so the deal really just applies to Council.
- The Council is quick to give Mayor Sly more power if it means they'll be around to pick up a $60k+ check for an even longer period of time.
Final gambit . . .
ADVANTAGE: COUNCIL DUDE JIM GLOVER!!!
If this move goes through it'll mean that Kansas City Council dude Jim Glover will have spent the vast majority of his adult life and most of his professional career @ City Hall.
And before some KC political denizens go and get all indignant . . . Remember that Council Dude Glover actually won more votes than Mayor Sly and he's one of the most popular politicos in this cowtown.
To wit . . .
A SLIGHT INCREASE IN COUNCIL TERM LIMITS WILL BE AN EASY SELL TO A WEAK AND MOSTLY DISENGAGED KANSAS CITY ELECTORATE!!!
Given that most of the movers and shakers in this town don't reside within city limits and overall this works better for the current political establishment . . . We have no doubt that this fledgling idea will soon meet with success as Kansas City residents realize that it's easier to move than fight City Hall.
Developing . . .