Saturday, November 30, 2019

TKC MUST SEE!!! CELEBRATE THE NEW VISIT KC APPOINTEES!!!



Almost think that the slap fight over TIF appointments was a distraction from this far more interesting list and a resolution sponsored by Mayor Quinton Lucas which contains some family ties , rewards for council allies and NEXTGEN tourism players . . .

Ordinance #190931: Consenting to the appointments of Teresa Loar, Kevin O’Neill, Melissa Robinson, Rodney Bland, Mike Cappo, Allen Dietrich, Nia Richardson, Kris Riddell, Maria Salcedo, and Lylette Uts and the reappointments of Kevin Pistilli and Riccardo Lucas to the board of directors of the Kansas City Conventions and Visitors Association doing business as Visit KC.

Nevertheless, we hope that these new appointees have what it takes to clean up this sketchy organization which has consistently "EXAGGERATED" tourism numbers, engaged in mindless boosterism AND maintained quite a few sketchy biz connections.

As always, Kansas City voters hope for a change from the old boss to the new . . .

You decide . . .

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

would be happy if they simply stopped pushig that 25 million annual visitor number they pulled out of their ass.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Sure you would. But that number is closer than you think because this isn't still the 70s. Weird.

Johnston said...

THe only thing weird is that lucas doesn't know many people who work as professionals in the tourism industry to actually help KC.

There ware all just political appointments without much expertise.

Anonymous said...

Probably worth some free trips, perks, and other benies for these folks, all on someone else's dime.
That's what "public service" in KCMO is all about, after all.
How much does this organization cost the taxpayers, again?
Momentum!

Anonymous said...

10:29 stop showing your ignorance.

Hyperblogal said...

There were six million people at the swearing in.

Anonymous said...

Yep, definitely nobody with any acumen or understanding of tourism under this appointment. Just friends... the circle of friends network at play here.

Anonymous said...

25 million is a real number, IF you accept their methodology. Every vehicle that traverses through the city limits, including daily work commuters who simply drive through town on their way from the northern suburbs to JoCo and vice versa, are counted in the 25m tourism number... and the BS methodology is counterproductive. When you regularly spout a number that is multiples higher than much larger and more heavily visited cities, no one believes anything else you say.

Anonymous said...

Smiling Selfie Lucas will "git er' done".

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is look at the local news every day – if you don't think you're in a mental asylum, then you're an inmate.

Anonymous said...

Sellouts and crooks all of em.

Anonymous said...

Where that $3.1 billion a year tourists supposedly spend here according to these nitwits vanish to?

Jim said...

When the wife and I go to the Opera from Overland Park, do we count as two visitors?

Anonymous said...

Maude look! There's one of them Frozen Custard places! Have you ever seen anything like it?

**Eyeroll** said...

Rodney Bland? Seriously?