Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Kansas City Pothole Czar Reconsidered

Another report on this scapegoat gig that might only be a way to shift blame or beg the public for more taxes for improvements that never really materialize. Read more:

KCMO mayor hopes new 'pothole czar' can improve roads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As drivers continue to deal with potholes on metro roads, KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas hopes to create a new "pothole czar" position in the city to address the issue and make conditions safer on the streets. Lucas announced the new job in a statement previewing his State of the City speech on Wednesday.

15 comments:

Vequain Mykosa said...

Very difficult to believe the KCMO public works department is so inept that it cannot effectively manage the pothole repair fiasco. Sounds more like Mayor Q is just looking to create another higher paying job for somebody to perform the responsibility of existing employees. Mayor Q making excuses for lack of performance will not solve the problem.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- DOUBLE DIPPING

When KCMO's Public Works director also applied for the part-time "Pothole Czar" position, she explained to critics that it was no different than a firefighter routinely getting overtime pay!!!

Anonymous said...

State of the Shitty

chuck said...

The "Pen And Phone" mayor thinks appointments of his crony's will fix the potholes in KC.

What a fuckin joke.

Get the people in the trucks, early and often with the materials to do the labor required and quit running your fuckin mouth.

Just go do the fuckin job.

Anonymous said...

^^Funny. All you do ever is run your fucking mouth. How about YOU get to work chump?

Hyperblogal said...

This is what happens when there is money for parking garages, jazz districts, and developers, but less for potholes. Priorities in this town are for the "glamorous" not the mundane. Every time a pothole is filled have a ribbon cutting.... millions will be filled in a week.

Grip Madlock said...

Being a public works employee from New York for 10 years before moving to Kansas City 15 years ago i still to day wonder why when they fill potholes,i have never seen a public works department towing a small roller behind them to tamp down the holes they are filling?

Anonymous said...

We need more bike lanes.

Anonymous said...

If you need a new person to manage this after years of failure...great...but who is getting fired? Many folks probably should including the top five layers of city managers.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the roads, sewers, street lighting and curbs??? Take a close look and you will find the the city council has deferred maintenance and build pet projects with little to no ROI for the city.
-City Grocery store
-Jazz Muesum
-18th and Vine
-MLK/Paseo
-massive employment of unqualified people in unnecessary positions

Anonymous said...

Smiley selfies Lucas with a different version of “hope and prayers” for every occasion.

Anonymous said...

^^and you with another crybaby post for every occasion.

Anonymous said...

How many more potholes could be filled with pothole czar's salary ?

Anonymous said...

When did you leave Prairie Village for Kansas City, chuck?

Oh what's that? You didn't?

THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Grip Madlock said...

Maybe it's just me but I have never seen a white guy in a water dept.vehicle