Friday, May 11, 2018
KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS: STRONGEST COMMUNITY GROUPS!!!
An interesting week in the Kansas City discourse and underneath the surface we notice local volunteers and advocates emboldened and upping their level of commitment to their communities.
Accordingly, here's a quick glimpse at the strongest community groups in Kansas City.
Clay County Audit Petitioners
An upstart Kansas City metro effort demanding accountability offers one of the most encouraging examples of local civic engagement that we've seen in 2018. Under the radar, Clay County has seen a litany of political turmoil and feuding that culminated in an embarrassing public battle over a $600 coffee machine. And so, this group of community volunteers has stepped in to petition for an audit and encourage politicos to work more effectively with one another.
This group is launching an upcoming urban farm that will provide jobs and food for the inner-city. Amid the growing season, this good-natured "eat your veggies" effort provides one of the few things on which most locals can agree.
From "Ban The Box" to Housing reform via an upcoming landlord crackdown . . . These social justice activists have increasingly worked to influence City Hall policy by way of community organizing in the urban core for both better and worse.
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, trends and our times.