Friday, August 11, 2017

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings!!!



Big week for the local discourse as a Kansas City election offered push back on trajectory of the current development agenda at 12th & Oak.

Accordingly, let's offer just a bit of tribute to the winners this week:

SmartKC Streetcar Critics


The Question 1 citywide approval CLEARLY demonstrated that ALL Kansas City voters want a say about the future of the streetcar. This response to gerrymandering and voter suppression could bring extension efforts to a full stop, which is one of the strongest moves in recent local history.

Kansas City Fair Wage Fighters


Like it or not, Kansas City is now at the forefront of the $15-minimum wage fight once again. Just as TKC predicted, activists earned BIG TIME approval for their labor power move that still confronts Jefferson City challenges.

LAWYERS!!!


And all of this is going to end up in court . . . The legal fight is already underway as the real winners of this election just might be the BILLABLE HOURS of power player KCMO attorneys.

Nevertheless, we must ask . . .

Is This Week A Win Or Lose For KCMO Democracy??? You decide . . .


As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Votes decided in courts. This is what happens when there is no real political leadership at City Hall.

JaCoMo said...

what does KC really need? More sewers and improvements to our water system. What are we getting? ANd endless debate about streetcars.

Thanks Sly!

Anonymous said...

It could be worse, we could be STL.

Anonymous said...

^^^ You mean the home of the baseball team that just swept the Royals?

Don't front. Chesterfield is still nice. k.

Anonymous said...

And all of this is how Kansas City turned into Detroit.

Super Dave said...

The only winners in this weeks power rankings is going to be all the lawyers who will reap good profit when all this crap is dragged in to the courts system.

Kansas City voters voted down a street car once before but the city built it while the voters stood by and did nothing. Only difference this time is going to be what it ends of costing the voters.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ +1

Dave nails it, in the end of this whole party, KC is stuck with the bill.

Anonymous said...

Your local idiots voted to do something that is against the law. The question is moot, your ballot issue cannot be enacted and no employer can be forced to pay beyond the state minimum wage. No lawyers need be involved.

Anonymous said...

^^^ hate to agree but i think this is correct. Which legislator will step up to smack down kc? He ir she will get my support.

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Hoot. City-wide vote. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

the sad thing is, as a person who supports the downtown streetcar, that extending the streetcar would hugely expand the areas of the city served and thereby dilute the benefits to downtown. downtown is not yet a thriving urban space and it needs a lot more build out. there's got to be a critical mass develop or it won't work.

Anonymous said...

The real sad thing is downtown is a small part of the city that continues to get all the money for whatever little worthless idea sLIE comes up with while the rest of the city completely desintigrates. I know the undeserving worthless other 440,000 people in this city deserve nothing.

Anonymous said...

Looses = Those poor folks they got killed mugged raped carjacked assaulted homo molested stabbed shot in KILLA CITY ! Winners = Asshole INNER CITY YOUTH SCHOLAR'S that committed all those whacked out crimes & didn't get shot or caught by our hard working dedicated cops ¿ Hope and Glory that those scumbags get capped by their hommies or O.D.

Anonymous said...

^^^ You're on a local blog on a Friday night. You lose.

Anonymous said...

@8:09pm
KCMO will never become a "thriving urban space" regardless of how much public money is poured into it and in spite of all the hype, over-the-top claims, and outright lies are fed to the public.
The vast majority of workers in KC are bureaucrats who work for government at one level or another and even many of what used to be private sector office buildings are full of them today.
The "entertainment" district has to be subsidized by the taxpayers to the tune of around $15 million a year just to pay off its bonds.
The "vibrancy" of downtown on the few evenings anything is happening at all consists of 20-somethings getting drunk and mostly making fools of themselves. It's an amusement park at public expense and certainly not any more financially sustainable than the P&L District.
And all the subsidies downtown drain economic activity from other parts of the city and make it even more difficult for small businesses to survive, much less thrive.
While Sly flies around the country telling stories about all his success and downtown KCMO, most of the 84% of metro residents who don't live in KC don't much bother with downtown and if they go once to take the kids to ride the streetcar, don't go back.
It's like trying to get a lead airplane to fly.