Friday, September 27, 2019

Newsflash: KCMO Mayor Q Wants More Power

Our reactionary take it to point out that Mr. Helling is blogging TKC FIRST NEWS . . . Reality is that he's 100% right and offers an important reminder that the new mayor wants to set his own course. Check the premise with more info for subscribers behind the paywall or for people who know how to browse incognito:

Why KC Mayor Quinton Lucas isn't sorry to see City Manager Troy Schulte go

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas talks about what he's looking for in a new city manager after Troy Schulte's retirement Tuesday. City Manager Troy Schulte's decision to leave his job is covered with the fingerprints of Mayor Quinton Lucas, who is clearly consolidating power at City Hall.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a God.

Anonymous said...

Lucas's priorities and lack of interest in the basics of city government are as upside-down as Schulte's and the rest of the menagerie at 12th and Oak have been for years.
It doesn't matter who has "the power" if their major interests are subsidizing "developers", caving to special interests like the bicycle gang, throwing wads of taxpayer money at east side grifters, and issuing proclamations about national and international events that they have nothing to do with.
Lucas is a weak reed and a weathervane who will always drift along with someone else's current.
Nothing different to see here.

Anonymous said...

The Bearded Guru Helling Speaketh

Anonymous said...

Helling is an idiot

Anonymous said...

Every rule made for city government came from when Pendergast was mayor, no way should the mayor have that kind of power evar again.

If he starts accumulating more power it will nevar stop. It appears the millennial mayor wants to make some big money while in office and changing the rules could benefit “him” and not the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

^^Oh no!! Really? Oh my God! What do we do then? Oh no!

Anonymous said...

^^ Go to your safe space Nancy.

Anonymous said...

How Quentin deals with the Chamber and what both have for portfolio of forward interests will be good to see develop into resolution

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Why shouldn’t the mayor have more power? He’s elected to run the city but is actually powerless in many ways to solve problems. Give him the authority to run the school district, for example. At least then people will know where the buck stops

Retro ROCKER said...

The only way this guy will survive the next recession in this City is to bring in more High Paying Jobs into the City. There are thousands of Business wanting to leave California. Go get them before Texas gets them. And he needs to keep residents from moving out of the City. Some City's across the Nation are abandoned. And the Tourists if crime continues they will visit another town