Sunday, January 27, 2019
TKC SUNDAY QUESTION: ARE KANSAS CITY MAYORAL FORUMS A WASTE OF TIME?!?!
First, a quick peek at a weekend gathering that might or might not sway voter opinion . . .
Northeast residents grill KCMO mayoral candidates at forum
Hint at low attendance:
Eight of the 11 candidates for mayor sat on stage and answered an array of questions, ranging from homelessness to development incentives.
Most of the seats weren't filled at Northeast High School, but those who attended were engaged.
Fact is, polite discussion of Kansas City politics among well informed voters has mostly failed to change the status quo. Very few politicos have used these forums to leverage more votes and they're mostly focused on preserving the ILLUSION OF A VIBRANT LOCAL DEMOCRACY.
Whilst we applaud the local efforts of the organizers, participants and attendees. We put the question to our blog community of news junkies tonight . . .
ARE KANSAS CITY MAYORAL AND CITY COUNCIL FORUMS A WASTE OF TIME?!??!
You decide . . .