Friday, June 28, 2019
Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings
Right now we take a quick pause to recognize the movers and shakers who dominate our discourse and local policy . . . And so, here are the winners this week:
Full Speed Ahead For Toy Train
Streetcar expansion down Main Street funded by City Hall borrowing got the go ahead from T&I this week and even better all of the media stood silent during the EPIC money grab. The process is rigged and this group of cheerleaders clearly have the inside track no matter who is in power.
Mayor-Elect Quinton Lucas Plays The Part
He looked even more "mayoral" this week. We'll have more on this power player but for now, it's encouraging to see him taking center stage on social media rather than letting donors and influencers push him around. Developing . . .
KCMO Trans Community Speaks Out
The group pushed past local media and used national advocates to raise more awareness about a horrific homicide in their community. As always, we hope for an end to the killing throughout KCMO but right now we're glad to see advocates and activists work to raise awareness and protect more vulnerable people.
And so . . .
Again, an honorable mention for KC Pet Project and their constant pet cuteness . . .
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.