Wednesday, July 03, 2019
TKC FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY MAYOR-ELECT QUINTON LUCAS SILENT AMID JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX INCREASE CRISIS DESPITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CAMPAIGN PROMISES!!!
First the facts, the Mayor of Kansas City does not have any direct control over property tax assessments but there are also a myriad of circumstances related to "affordable" housing that aren't a matter of City Hall policy -- That didn't stop Quinton Lucas from campaigning on the issue.
Now, as the deadline approaches for the biggest local property tax assessment increase in a generation, we can't help but notice the Mayor-elect is noticeably absent from the conversation.
To wit . . .
WHY WON'T THE MAYOR-ELECT SAY A WORD ABOUT RISING JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES OR USE HIS INFLUENCE TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS?!?
More to the point . . .
WHERE'S MAYOR QUINTON?!?!
Make no mistake, this isn't hateration. We're actually attempting to "encourage" the mayor-elect to weigh in and share at least recognition of the hardships which face a great majority of his constituents.
However . . .
Since his election victory he has been retweeting baseball news, nightclub reports and even soccer celebration but not a peep about the hot mess right across the street.
Reality . . .
If this disproportionate and unfair property tax increase moves forward without a word from Mayor-Elect Quinton Lucas then Kansas City voters can rest assured that they've been duped by a politico who likes the sound of his own voice on the topic of social justice far more than weighing in on real policy issues or standing up for so many of his constituents across the city who wanted leadership in the affordable housing fight and didn't vote just to help the career trajectory of an ambitious, eloquent and young, elected official.
Developing . . .