Friday, November 08, 2019
KANSAS CITY WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS!!!
This has been one of the strongest weeks for protest and grassroots community action in Kansas City's history.
Accordingly, here's a quick list of the local power players who came out on top . . . CHECKIT:
Alissia Canady Saved The Paseo
Without the support of this former council lady, a small group of Northeast protesters would have been dead in the water. She leveraged their activism to make a great showing in the Mayoral race and then boosted her name recognition during a national debate. Ms. Canady was the real spokesman for this movement and more than anyone else she benefits from the otherwise questionable Northeast efforts comprised mostly of shady characters and political hopefuls who aren't yet ready for prime time.
KC Tenants Fight For Bill Of Rights
They're working with City Hall and reject any criticism. This social justice group hopes to transform the local housing scene and this week's postponement might only be a temporary delay for a transformative change that offers KCMO the first glimpse of an impending American Democratic Socialist revolution.
Mayor Quinton Lucas Destroys Opponents With Kindness In Classic Kansas City Style
He has hit the 100 day mark without a major scandal and seems to be relatively popular despite an important loss this week for the ordinance he authored during his tenure on Council. Mayor Quinton has pushed gun control but not in any way that differs from federal laws already on the books. In more than a decade, he seems to be more willing to compromise and/or talk his opposition to death. That might be the key to his upward trajectory that clearly isn't stopping with this cowtown.
And so . . .
As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.