Friday, August 26, 2016


Our blog community seems to think that City Hall is taking a page from the GOP Presidential nominee in order to exploit locals whilst building a brand . . .

Money quote: "Oh great, Kansas City's own Trump University."

Checkit . . .

Register for Community Engagement University

City program helps residents better connect with their government

Curious about how the City of Kansas City, Mo., government works? Want to learn from City staff how to improve your community? Sign up for Community Engagement University: a free program designed to connect residents with government to build a better Kansas City.

Community Engagement University is a free, hands-on, interactive program for Kansas City residents 18 years of age and older. The sessions cover basic knowledge of the City’s functions and operations.
The eight-week program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at City Hall, 414 E. 12th St. Community Engagement University sessions will continue for seven additional Tuesdays. Residents must register to participate by enrolling online at or by calling 816-513-1313.

Registration for the fall 2016 sessions opens on Aug. 29 at 9 a.m., but space is limited. If you miss the cutoff, go ahead and complete the registration so your name can be added to the waiting list.


- Gain a better understanding of how local government functions
- Participate and interact with knowledgeable staff to better learn and understand how City finances, operations, projects and services are developed, distributed and executed
- Serve as role model for community and neighborhood residents
- Help improve the quality of life for Kansas City residents
- Build a livable, sustainable community
- Learn about volunteer opportunities in city government

Local Government 101
We Keep this City Clean
We Keep This City Safe
Dollars and Sense
We Keep This City Healthy and Active
We Build and Improve This City
We Are in Your Neighborhood Part I
We Are in Your Neighborhood Part II

For more information, contact 311 at 816-513-1313

You decide . . .


Anonymous said...

It would seem logical to me that the last place I would want to go learn anything about community engagement, at any level, would be to the shit heels at city hall. This seems mire like an arrogant libtard attempt to blow smoke up the very people's asses who might actually know some thing.

Anonymous said...

Basic knowledge of KCMO government 101:
1. Elect people with no appreciation or understanding of municipal public policy, but are in local politics strictly for their own self-importance and to look after their friends and future job prospects.
2. Sit at the feet of Chamber swells, lawyers from large firms, developers, bankers, and construction companies and be taught how the city actually operates and what your job actually is going to be.
3. Set side at least some time to attend endless town hall and community meetings where you participate in facilitating, dialoguing, and identifying stakeholders and pretend you actually have any interest in what residents or other taxpayers think, want or need.
4. Be sure to make decisions, in secret if possible, to keep your commitments to all the folks in item number two. Repeat as many times as necessary.
5. When you finally are term-limited out, run for some other public office, get appointed to the board of some nonprofit you've funded while in office, or, best of all, get a job offer in the private sector from some company you've helped throw millions of tax dollars at during your tenure.
That's petty much it, you D-list celebrity, you.
Now go out and conquer the big big world of KCMO politics!