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.
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.