KANSAS CITY INSIDER: HERE'S WHY DEAD TREE MEDIA DOESN'T WANT CHARTER CHANGE AND MORE COUNCIL DISTRICTS!!!
Eliminating the Council Districts has the old guard Kansas City elite up in arms one again and it looks like they might be on the losing side of history once again.
On the bright side . . .
RECENTLY A KANSAS CITY INSIDER EXPLAINED WHY DEAD TREE MEDIA DOESN'T WANT TO ELIMINATE THE COUNCIL DISTRICTS!!!
It makes perfect sense to TKC:
"The Star doesn't want to get rid of the At-Large Councilman because that would diminish their political clout. Right now they simply don't have the manpower to cover KCMO in-depth and this vote would eliminate another class of people who need to go to the paper hat in hand for their endorsement."
Another reality for neighborhood political life:
"In the vast majority of neighborhoods, what the Star writes really doesn't matter. They don't dictate any of the small elections in Kansas City Proper. This charter change would certainly diminish the power of their editorials."
We've seen this play out in very practical terms over the past few years . . . Example: The Star backed Arthur Benson for the School Board and he FAILED MISERABLY during election time.
One more thing . . .
A Kansas City Insider Says: "The Star looks really silly telling Kansas City to adopt local control for police like St. Louis and every other city but then back tracking and saying we should keep this antiquated Kansas City system that only serves to benefit the power brokers and the super-rich. I'd rather have more influence for neighborhoods and the community any day of the week."
And so . . .
WHAT WE'RE SEEING FOR THE KANSAS CITY STAR NOWADAYS ISN'T JUST THEIR CIRCULATION AND SUBSCRIPTION BASE CRUMBLE . . . THEY'RE LOSING THEIR EDITORIAL POWER AS WELL!!!
That's probably reason enough to support the measure beyond the fact that it would provide more neighborhood representation.
More in a bit . . .