Friday, January 24, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS ABSENT FROM SALES TAX INCREASE VOTE AS SUPPORTERS WAIT FOR HIM TO KEEP PROMISES!!!
More than anything, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is one of the most likeable elected officials this cowtown has seen in more than a generation.
He's young, good looking, EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT and has a very calm, even-tempered manner that's rare of most elite politicians.
However . . .
SUPPORTERS OF MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS GROW IMPATIENT FOR THE NEW MAYOR TO LIVE UP TO SO MUCH HYPE!!!
Just a few examples . . .
- Already KC has embarked on MAJOR CORPORATE GIVEAWAYS. Downtown developments Strata, and Waddell & Reed HQ might have lost some cash after citywide complaints but still garnered MILLIONS IN SUBSIDY despite election pledges to limit these exact type of requests.
- The Mayor pledged to make reducing homicides his #1 priority . . . So far his legislative efforts have fallen flat in Missouri after misdirection from Guv Parson and the KCMO homicide count is now at a 10-year-high for January.
- There have been complaints about his busy schedule that are now starting to garner more legitimacy given his latest missed vote. Like politicos before him, the Mayor LOVES the national stage and this week engagements at the U.S. Conference of Mayors kept him away from 12th & Oak biz.
Consequence . . .
This week, The City Council voted 10-2 on Thursday to place the KCFD sale tax increase on the ballot in April. Credit where it's due Councilmembers Melissa Robinson and Eric Bunch voted against the measure.
Mayor Quinton Lucas was absent.
A word from KICK-ASS INSIDER . . .
"We were expecting leadership from the mayor on this . . . We heard he was against the increase but in the end he just didn't show up and didn't participate in the vote. That's a dangerous precedent to just OPT OUT. I've heard the rumors he only wants one term. This is the first time I considered that they might be correct."
And so, the debate continues and KC is more concerned with football than municipal policy that hasn't strayed too far from previous administrations despite pledges made during election season.
Developing . . .