Tuesday, July 23, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MAYOR-ELECT QUINTON LUCAS 'INAUGURAL TOAST' NOW BEER BASH BEGGING FOR DONATIONS!!!
Kansas City's mayor-elect is already confronting inauguration challenges and a kick-off party that's turning into a political embarrassment.
To wit . . .
MAYOR-ELECT QUINTON'S TEAM IS BEGGING FOR DONATIONS AND HOPING CITY HALL TAXPAYER CASH WILL COVER THEIR INAUGURAL CHAMPAGNE TOAST!!!
We noted a hint of the drama to start the week but behind the scenes it's getting worse.
Here's another look at the invite . . .
Now . . .
THE PARTY PLANNING FOR THE INAUGURAL TOAST HAS HIT A SNAG BEHIND THE SCENES AS QUINTON'S HELPERS INCLUDE A SASSY WEDDING PLANNER WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S DOING!!!
At least that's what insiders are saying behind the scenes.
In fairness to Mayor-Elect Lucas . . . He has delegated this responsibility because he's more interested in policy issues. It's his team that is showing their inexperience in this task that should be a cake walk.
First mistake . . .
They're begging for donations and have forsaken fundraising for the event. Local power players are literally throwing their checkbooks at the new mayor but his team has been too naive to set up the proper organizational structure in order to throw a decent party that would accommodate the many supporters of the mayor. Instead, they're begging local companies for donations.
This move has sparked the ire of insiders:
"Local businesses need to be paid, the campaign is over and the new mayor's team should realize that it's time to stop leaning on their supporters. The way they're going about this is all wrong."
It gets worse . . .
The new council will be inaugurated and party the new mayor, City Hall is picking up some of the tab but control of the resources has started a fight behind the scenes with Team Quinton unable to realize that using taxpayer cash for this bash is going to be a big mistake for which they'll get spanked. Again, more experience and a proper fundraising structure would have solve solved this infighting.
And so . . .
Boulevard Brewery has donated quite a generous amount of booze to this event and the champagne toast is now a beer party which is okay with most locals but seems like a lot less than what was promised and probably foreshadows the future of this fledgling administration.
Developing . . .