Friday, April 19, 2019
KANSAS CITY FRIDAY FACE-OFF!!! CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE OUT WITH QUINTON LUCAS BUT JOLIE JUSTUS LIKELY TO KEEP HIM!!! SHOULD HE STAY OR GO?!?!
The only real question that confronts Kansas City voters in the upcoming election is the fate of City Manager Troy Schulte.
The newspaper offered a milquetoast look at the question without much insight and let's not forget that back in February our blog community warned voters that the majority of the City Council want the manager gone.
Don't believe Troy's bluster about job frustration . . . This is the sweetest gig he'll ever get and running some po'dunk town in Iowa isn't going to be nearly as rewarding.
A quick note from insiders: "Behind closed doors Quinton Lucas has been saying he wants a new city manager. Jolie Justus has a good working relationship with Troy, she'd like to see him stay. Of course it's up to a full council vote . . . It's not a patronage position as some council members seem to suggest . . ."
Actually, the talk about getting rid of City Manager Troy Schulte isn't confined to closed door conversation: Most of the Quinton Lucas agenda has been in direct OPPOSITION to the development work done by the manager's office. Meanwhile, Jolie Justus campaigns on continuing the work of Mayor Sly James that has gone hand in hand with the City Manager's team.
More to the point and the real juxtaposition . . .
Downtown developers and Jolie Justus supporters want to keep Troy Schulte.
Urban core neighborhood activists look forward to the city manager ousted if Quinton Lucas takes power.
And so we ask . . .
HAS TROY SCHULTE SABOTAGED THE JOLIE JUSTUS CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR?!?!
The contest looks close and carrying the baggage of a City Hall vet who has been around more than a decade might be too much for the council lady who took awhile to make up her mind about her campaign in the first place.
To be fair, the potential "Fall of Troy" might motivate Jolie Justus supporters to step up their support in what has been one of the most boring elections in modern Kansas City history.
You decide . . .