The mayor speaks of his "failure to get the Streetcar extended on an east-west axis on Linwood" is a pathetic obfuscation. The toy train was headed to Brookside and outright REBELLION stopped it. Since that point it has been divided up into rigged smaller votes.
As for Pre-K, he's correct in lamenting his loss now that property tax hikes will kill any future tax increases for schools. Take a look:
Sly James has just days left in his final term as Kansas City mayor - but looking around his office, you may not realize it. The outgoing mayor, whose last day will be July 31, says he's already cleaned out much of his office on the 29th floor of City Hall, but it's still brimming with seemingly hundreds of souvenirs, keepsakes and gifts from people he's met during his tenure.