Saturday, May 25, 2019
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! BEHIND THE SCENES: FIGHT FOR SCOTT WAGNER AS NEW KCMO CITY MANAGER RAMPS UP!!!
Our blog community of KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS was the FIRST to inform this town that TIME'S UP FOR CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE after the election. Council wants a fresh start and complaints about FAILING infrastructure are now starting to resonate given recent flooding.
And so the search is on for the new boss.
Let's not forget that the City Manager actually has more power than the Mayor or any single council member when it comes to how this town actually runs.
And so . . .
As we noted previously, insiders want former Northland Councilman Scott Wagner to take over the job of city manager. He doesn't have much experience BUT there's no denying that he has more insight into how 12th & Oak really works than anyone else. Moreover, Scott Wagner as City Manger would ensure the status quo on the 29th floor.
Sadly, without some very heavy lifting from the council, a national search for a new candidate will occur and an out-of-towner will likely take control and look to clean house.
Around KC, the outgoing 1st District dude is already enduring some criticism because the idea of Councilman Wagner as Troy Schulte's replacement is gaining traction. Some neighborhood activists are calling out his record on sketchy projects in order to sidetrack his career progress.
And so, whilst Scott Wagner as the new City Manager might be a long shot . . . The odds are still good enough to irk more than a few locals who have opposed this otherwise likeable politico's rising star.
And all of this inspires our playlist tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.