Wednesday, October 02, 2019
TKC FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WILL RUIN HIS POLITICAL CAREER IF HE LOSES THE ROYALS!!!
Tough talk from the 29th floor obscures a Kansas City fact of life for just about every elected official in this town . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS MUST DO WHATEVER THE ROYALS ASK OR RISK ANY HOPE OF HIGHER OFFICE!!!
There isn't a politico more popular than the sports teams even with the 3rd District voting bloc that moves further East to Grandview & Lee's Summit every day.
Another truism . . .
JOHNSON COUNTY WILL NEVER PAY FOR KCMO RESOURCES AGAIN!!!
The more interesting side of that axiom is that Royals might move to JoCo . .. See the first point on that topic that, again, would spell doom for newbie Mayor Q.
Nevertheless, despite these truisms, here's a story that imagines the new boss at City Hall is anything but a very well-paid, highly skilled grocery store clerk for people with real power.
KMBZ: Mayor skeptical about downtown Kansas City stadium talk
Money line . . .
Mayor Lucas has not totally ruled out the possibility of a downtown stadium. He says he’s willing to talk with the new owners about other financing options, such as a bi-state plan.
"I'd like to hear from the ownership group what type of money they're putting in, and frankly from the the entire region, the type of investment that I think we're going to make region wide," Lucas said.
You decide . . .