Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS ARGUES FOR CITY HALL TRANSPARENCY AMID SIDEWALK REPAIR ORDINANCE DELAY FOLLOWING KANSAS CITY GO BOND VOTE!!!



On Sunday our blog community sent SHOCK WAVES throughout Kansas City political circles with EXCLUSIVE reporting on a big election promise initially unfulfilled.

While MSM was reporting political talking points, TKC noted that the sidewalk repair ordinance promised to voters during the election had FAILED to pass and was TRAGICALLY sent back to committee.

There was a great deal of confusion after the vote and today there will be an effort to work things out in committee.

Even better . . .

FIRST & EXCLUSIVE ON TKC!!! 

COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS REVEALS THE CITY HALL DEBATE ON SIDEWALK ORDINANCE REPAIR DUE DILIGENCE!!!



Moreover . . .

THIS IS AN EPIC BEHIND THE SCENES GLIMPSE INTO HOW LEGISLATION REALLY WORKS AT CITY HALL AMID THE EFFORTS OF COUNCILMAN LUCAS TO PROVIDE MORE TRANSPARENCY AND INSIGHT INTO THE PROCESS OF FIXING KANSAS CITY STREETS!!!

Despite the surprising delay, it's encouraging that Councilman Lucas, Reed & Barnes worked to review this critical legislation rather than just sign off on it sight unseen:

Councilman Lucas: "Staff, as happens too often, emailed us day of council meeting saying the item needed to be passed that day. We asked why they didn't give us the ordinance earlier with an opportunity to review since it's likely that none of my colleagues had actually read it. Therefore, we wanted it to have the opportunity for review by a council committee prior to passage in order to conduct our due diligence by actually reading legislation before we pass it."

Best of all, in much the same way that Councilman Lucas wasn't afraid to talk infrastructure face-to-face with tax fighters . . . He isn't backing down from some important arguments on the topic of city staff (read: The City Manager's Office) rushing to win Council approval without much evaluation.



Councilman Quinton Lucas: "The election was April 4th. Not sure why it took staff two weeks to provide us the ordinance and then it needed to be passed almost instantly without our review."

Finally, on this cloudy day, an important moment of clarity that we hope inspires all of our City Hall elected officials:



Councilman Lucas: "Generally, I think too many items of importance are presented for same day adoption or through committee advances and the public never has an option to be part of the discussion or know what's going on. I include in that assessment pieces of legislation, like this one, that I like. If it's a good ordinance that supports our promises, then why not let the public see what we are doing? Sunshine is the best disinfectant and staff should join us in that approach as well."

And so, with more time to review and along with an important moment of pause to bring the voting public into the discussion . . . Insiders believe the KCMO sidewalk repair ordinance should pass unanimously on Thursday so that badly needed repairs can begin as soon as possible.

Developing . . .

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Getting this right is important for KC.

The sidewalks need to be fixes badly and I hope this is first on their list of priorities.

This should have been ahead of more subsidies for the hotel. KCMo needs to get its priorities straight.

Another Midtown Mom said...

For the past 8 years council has just signed whatever Troy has put in front of them and that's how we've gotten to this point where the streets flood after even a light rain. Glad to see Quinton trying to do things differently.

Anonymous said...

So Jolie just signed whatever without checking? That's not encouraging considering how much she spammed up my twitter feed during the campaign.

Anonymous said...

I'll be the contrarian here:

Based upon past performance, this is EXACTLY the type of public reformer language and action that Quinton Lucas is good at projecting for public relations purposes.

Sadly, there's rarely any substance actually behind his words however. Please wait and see if anything changes given Lucas' stance. In the end, likely nothing will change, Lucas will vote with James, Justus, etc., to continue supporting the big government/private developer agenda.

Quinton Lucas is the wolf in sheep's clothing.

Do you know why he was set-up with the teaching job at KU Law School? To keep him isolated in Lawrence, away from any potential conflicts in KCMO. If he was teaching at UMKC Law or actually practicing law in KCMO he would inevitably have to take some positions and make some enemies.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha Ha!

Clusterfuck City!

Anonymous said...

Lucas is just a kinder gentler wolf in sheep's clothing.

Nice guy when he's not on the job though.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 8:48 AM

Anonymous said...

Hell Hole!

Anonymous said...

This is all show. Why didn't we have the ordinance before the vote because they knew it was sham. Everyone thinks they are going to get something for free. Suckers.

Anonymous said...

Even though the results of all this will ignore the best interests of KCMO residents, as usual, at least it's encouraging that a member of the city council takes a little time off from making empty promises at town hall meetings, ribbon-cuttings, endlessly subsidizing "projects" for make-believe developers who would rather spend the taxpayers' money than their own, and all the rest of the busy-work nonsense that they run around doing year after year.
In KCMO you really have to settle for this kind of "accomplishment" or none at all.
Frosty.

Anonymous said...

SHOCK WAVES

EXCLUSIVE

TRAGIC

EPIC

and I read it and it's about fucking sidewalks

Anonymous said...

They have already spent the $800,000,000.00. Lot of zeros. Just like the zeros in city hall. They need more money. Just grease up and brace yourself.

Anonymous said...

Arguing after something is passed and in place is the mark of a fool. Decisions should be made before you vote something in. The resolution should have been more precise.

Anonymous said...

11:20 The only thing that matters is that you read it. Keep coming back, you know you just can't stay away!

Anonymous said...


Stupid Kansas City residents did it again, HA HA Your go bond is going to pay for private developers who should be paying themselves, in exchange for promises to people like Bullhorn Sly. Same with the water hike you dumb asses voted for.

Get it through your head infrastructure, sidewalks, and streets are not going to happen.

SUCKERS... NOW PAY UP

Anonymous said...

Yeah it would be refreshing for blacks to admit the problem is entirely their fault (or perhaps they lament black shooters are only targeting other black people and not shooting a few white people instead, since white people have no advocacy group or corporate-funded media to agitate on their behalf

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^Bullshit!^^

If you want to live in a white country, move to Ireland.

Anonymous said...

Stop Freaking Out Over Obama's $400,000 Speaking Fee!

Anonymous said...

They actually believe their own lies. That's the scary part.

Anonymous said...

Somebody else wrote it and I have to agree.

Why didn't we have this language BEFORE the vote?

That's the question KCMO needs to ask.

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas = KC's next mayor.

Anonymous said...

Lucas is right, the City Staff is incompetent!!

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

How can he argue for something he already has the power to do himself but doesn't? Bring in the clowns...

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Byron lives in the whitest county in the whitest state. He loves to swallow the white goop!