TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! SNEAK PEEK AT KANSAS CITY'S UPCOMING APRIL BALLOT!!!
The upcoming April election looks like it will be jam packed with charter changes and proposals . . .
There was a hint that a RECALL COUNCIL DUDE BROOKS petition might start up again but the man chicken escapades of our favorite preaching Council Dude have destroyed our faith in that . . . And just about everything else.
Anyhoo . . .
CHECK OUT CHARTER CHANGES DIVIDED UP INTO MORE THAN A FEW BALLOT QUESTIONS!!!
Previously, Mayor Sly had just bundled everything into one ordinance . . .
Now voters have even more choices.
Here's the most important issue we've identified so far . . .
#140058: a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to eliminate at-large Council districts and provide for 12 Council districts reducing the number of Council members presented to each voter from seven to one . . .
NOTICE THE SWITCH IN LANGUAGE THAT OFFERS A TALKING POINT FOR OPPOSITION PREVIEWED EXCLUSIVELY HERE ON TKC!!!
Remember the insiders previewed the "representation" argument regarding voting on out of district at-large council members FIRST on TKC and now it's part of the ballot language.
More . . .
A question of timing . . .
#140057: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to change election dates from late February and late March to early April and late June and beginning terms of office on August 1 . . .
The Kansas City Troy Clause . . .
#140059: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to allow dismissal of the City Manager by the Mayor as well as by nine members of the City Council . . .
Call this one a workaround . . .
#140060: Questions amending the Charter of Kansas City updating financial reporting and procedures; providing for submission of the annual budget by the City Manager to the Mayor and Council based on a required five-year financial plan; expressly permitting the Mayor to work with other governments if the interests of the City can also be advanced; renaming recognized emergency ordinances as ordinances with an accelerated effective date; and permitting elected officials to serve in non-City appointive positions not inconsistent with their public office
One more health measure that should pass easily . . .
#140061: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to modify the number of required City departments and to require the existence of a Health Commission
Look for a lively Springtime debate and Kansas City Democracy becomes a bit more complicated and locals will most likely make Mayor Sly even stronger.
Developing . . .