Friday, January 19, 2018
KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!
The impassioned local politics of 2018 are just getting started but tonight we take a quick pause to acknowledge just a few power players making an impact in the local discourse.
Take a look . . .
Jackson County Legislature Strikes Back
Legal action against Executive Frank White was inevitable and now the current court fight threatens to not only bring County government to a standstill but also creates even more political upheaval behind the scenes.
Developers Still Rule Kansas City
Once again this week we're greeted with YET ANOTHER Downtown Convention Hotel groundbreaking announcement (#4 so far) along with a declaration that Kansas City is "obligated" to subsidize even more luxury condos. And so, 2018 starts with more developers dictating their terms to City Hall with very little resistance from elected officials.
Hoopz Explains Kansas City To Hipsters
Jeneé "Hoopz" Osterheldt has BLOCKED quite a few of our blog community denizens via social media and we respect her (understandable) unwillingness to engage in social media debate during this contentious election season. However, we still consider her writing one of the few (often laughable, contemptible but nevertheless intriguing) highlights of an otherwise fading Kansas City print media institution that's now forced to publicize by way of drink coupons like all the rest of the struggling local media outlets.
It's a strong move to take the local discourse to Kansas City barrooms where so many bad decisions are committed.
And so . . .
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.