Saturday, January 18, 2014

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL INCREASINGLY OUT OF TOUCH!!!



As election season quickly approaches in Kansas City . . . It's important to take stock of our political leadership and their connection to our community.

To wit . . .

OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE OF ELITE AND SPECIAL INTERESTS . . . MAYOR AND COUNCIL SEEM EXCEPTIONALLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE AVERAGE KANSAS CITY RESIDENT!!!

Quick review . . .

From the toy train to the airport to so much blathering about tech an economic development . . . Under the leadership of Mayor Sly James it seems that the current epoch of local government is more comfortable with lobbyists than community meetings.

Of course we have examples . . .

- First off, the toy train doesn't represent community sentiment or transit support. Lift up the curtain and we have documentation that it's nothing but a scheme for contracts both PR and engineering from the local elite.

- Check out Save KCI and realize that public sentiment is resoundingly against the single-terminal scheme.

- Amid the budget debate the effort to increase borrowing and CUTS TO POLICE  are drawing ire throughout Kansas City proper.

Nevertheless . . .

MAYOR SLY AND THE CITY COUNCIL SEEM ALOOF AND UNRESPONSIVE TO GROWING COMMUNITY COMPLAINTS BECAUSE THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME AMONG THE ELITE, CONSULTANTS AND CLUELESS CIVIC BOOSTERS!!!

For lack of a better term, "polite discussion" is driving Kansas City bankrupt and giving the mistaken notion that this town is on the right track.

The only bit of hope is that Kansas City might use budget meetings to demonstrate their concern to the out of touch Mayor and Council. But we've been through this before and we know these meetings are woefully under-attended and very boring.

Every now and then there's push back . . . For instance, the defeat of the Jackson County Translational Tax offers just a bit of hope that the electorate isn't completely disconnected.

But either way . . . As taxes, borrowing and spending continues from the Mayor and Council amid the cheering and unwavering support of their acolytes and those seeking sweet contracts . . . It's clear that Mayor and Council are now completely out of touch with the reality of life on Kansas City streets.
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And all of this has inspired tonight's playlist . . .



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, they're doing a great job. Just ask them!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget they actually think Troy and his 15 assistant city managers are doing a fine job.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the toy train, why is the sidewalk manager going to Spain on the tax payer dime?

Anonymous said...

TKC INCREASINGLY OUT OF TOUCH, FALLS FOR INANE FACEBOOK PRANK.

- headline

Anonymous said...

Be safe on the Plaza tonight, TKC.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

And ALL these people will either be re-elected or run for some other public job and win.
They NEVER go away or accomplish anything except looking out for themselves.
What will the turnout for the next election be, 20%?

Anonymous said...

if those fools bowl like they run the city they should be easy teams to beat.

jj said...

Hey yo, plaza is crackalacking in just a bit. Good times!

Streetcar is next!

Anonymous said...

Can we get someone, anyone to run against sly please?

Anonymous said...

They're not out of touch - they just don't give a fuck. They are raking in dough, spending other people's money, aytending galas and getting perks while the rest of us are struggling. Sad thing is the idiot voters in KC will keep them in power or replace them with same or worse.

Anonymous said...

How about they start a new movement like save kci called save Kansas City.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Is this for real? You have a sidewalk manager!? Trolls, if you want me to get a job, give me this one, or do you need a college degree?

Unbelievable, & he's going to Spain on the public dime? I want this job!!

13 assistant city managers. That's pretty amazing, too.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Byron, dude, you are not even qualified to operate your wheelchair. You wife beating, child molesting bottom feeding, douche. Keep stealing SS checks.

Anonymous said...

Mayor's office and staff are certainly unresponsive. Improvement needed!!!

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the proposed city budget... over 200,000 earmarked for arts and film commission staff... Why, when we have streets and crime needing greater attention.

The Citizens of KCMO said...

Tony we think it is you and your anti-tax/anti-service friends who are out of touch.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Ms. 6:53

I am not any of those things, & I don't own a wheelchair, you stupid, ignorant bitch.

Anonymous said...

shut up and go change your tampon Byron, you're getting cranky!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Ms. 4:54

You first, bitch.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Sly James and the City Council work for the elites and gladly heed to the call of their bosses.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.