Tuesday, November 20, 2018
FORMER MAYOR KAY BARNES WINS 2018 KANSAS CITIAN OF THE YEAR!!!
More than any other politico, Former Kansas City Mayor Barnes defines the local collusion betwixt big biz and City Hall.
And now . . .
THE CHAMBER CROWNS KAY BARNES 2018 KANSAS CITIAN OF THE YEAR!!!
During her tenure they called her Country Club Kay, Credit Card Kay and TIF Kay . . .
But we dug up this old school graphic tribute sent our way as she is more accurately described as "Cabaret Kay" for her song and dance about sketchy local bennies for millions in subsidy of already rich corporations.
Here's the presser copy sent to newsies for the late night . . .
Barnes is 2018 Kansas Citian of the Year
Kay Barnes, who championed a renaissance of Kansas City’s Downtown, was honored as the 2018 Kansas Citian of the Year.
Barnes received the honor Tuesday night at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. The event, fittingly, was held in the Kay Barnes Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Serving as mayor from 1999-2007, Barnes supported and ramped up a rebirth of Downtown. Her biggest achievement was helping negotiate a trio of interrelated projects — the headquarters of H&R Block Inc., Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District — that transformed an underused and blighted expanse into a new center of Downtown activity . . .
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