Saturday, April 04, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SHERRI McINTYRE RESIGNS!!! CITY HALL INSIDERS CONSIDER HER CONTENTIOUS LEGACY!!!
Special thanks to all of the KICK-ASS TKC READERS who sent messages our way about a significant 12th & Oak shakeup during already tense times for Kansas City.
To wit . . .
KCMO PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SHERRI McINTYRE CALLED IT QUITS THIS WEEK AS INSIDERS WORK TO NAVIGATE THE SHIFTING CITY HALL LANDSCAPE!!!
As noted in the headline, her tenure at City Hall was sometimes tumultuous.
Locals blamed her for a great many delayed projects, she was front and center amid so many pothole debates and she was highlighted in a questionable streetcar junket to Spain.
However, she was one of the few female department leaders at City Hall and was even more exceptional in her willingness to debate with elected leaders and tell politicos "NO" on occasion.
Word is she's taking the job as the Liberty, MO public works leader -- A seemingly boring gig that will likely have fewer headaches but far less perks.
In a controversial move, 12th & Oak Insiders reveal that she attempted to anoint her successor on her way out. City Engineer, Ralph Davis is now first in line for the job as interim public works leader but nothing has been formally announced yet.
Eventually, the new city manager will play the biggest role in picking the next KCMO Public Works Director.
Accordingly, as revenues plummet amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, KCMO will be forced to do more with less . . . Ms. McIntyre's replacement will confront a far different local landscape wherein the serious biz of maintaining infrastructure will/should trump pet projects and tourist attractions.
Developing . . .