Saturday, April 25, 2020
Kansas City Increasingly Divided On Support For Mayor Quinton Lucas And Lockdown
At the outset of the pandemic Mayor Quinton Lucas earned universal praise for his decisive action to shut down local events and devise stay at home orders.
Looking at his recent updates, we notice a more "spirited" debate and more defense of his actions . . . Checkit:
"I did not, nor have I ever invited a reporter on a call. I’m pretty open as you see here and that’s not how I roll. I wish whoever had invited the New York Times would have told us.
"With that said, I stand by absolutely everything I had to say. Public health should guide us regionally."
"We continue working hard today. I've appreciated the opportunity to have a number of one-on-one calls with officials in Clay, Platte, and Jackson Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. A great sign for metro-wide cooperation as we address Covid-19".
Here's a sample of the more powerful and coherent feedback he's getting:
"My husband and I appreciate everything you are doing Mayor Lucas. I am an older citizen with underlying conditions. I cannot afford to get COVID-19. I had to leave my grocery job which financially is really hard."
Negativity from the Northland:
"Wish you would mind your own business. I live in Clay County and had no vote in your election so why should you be able to tell me what to do? The numbers do not support us being prisoners in our own homes any longer."
Local support for precautions:
"We know you are doing your best with a tough situation. We all are. However, the data simply doesn’t support such draconian measures. Mask up and open up! It’s time to recover."
KC likes Cooperation In Theory:
"It’s good to hear that our local leaders are communicating with one another towards the benefit of all. Seems simple, but with other examples currently out there, it is SO appreciated!"
More pressure to reopen . . .
"You are not working hard if we aren’t seeing a plan to open. No reason this city should not be on a path to opening right now."
To it . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS CONFRONTS INCREASING PRESSURE TO REOPEN KANSAS CITY!!! WHAT SHOULD HE DO AND WHY?!?!
Posted here because more than a few of our readers have expert insight that resonates at City Hall. And this is one of the few community forums that allows locals to express opinions without suffering bulling and career payback.
Even better, reply and let us know what good suggestions stand out.
You decide . . .