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 . . .

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sherri was "contentious" when she wanted to be but she also played favorites. She didn't offer much resistance to Sly during his administration.

Renfro said...

^^^ +1

I'm also wondering if there will be a more strict policy about public works employees sleeping in their trucks. That might be something to consider.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ Unlikely, that's a longstanding social distancing practice.

Anonymous said...

Best news from City Hall all month.

Maybe this shut down is having some benefits. No reason to lift it after residents are out of their homes and able to go to back to work.

Anonymous said...

Good report T, I think she was the only woman department director. The other is an interim and won't likely get the permanent job.

Anonymous said...

We need to fill this position with a black homosexual. The first requirement is that they be completely unqualified for the job.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Ok Boomer. What a useful comment.

Anonymous said...

She actually did a lot of great work. Sherri was one of the best public works leaders KC has seen and she accomplished more with a lot more obstacles in her way. She did an EXCELLENT job. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

7.22 When is the last time you actually got out of the house and took a look around?

Anonymous said...

At her age probably best to just retire and watch Perry Mason reruns.

Go4KC said...

Really disgusted to wake up to people texting me this post and see that already people are attempting to malign the career of one of KC's best.

Sherri McIntyre is a brilliant woman, a tireless worker and a true civically minded person unlike the deplorable readers of TKC.

Those of you who know her understand that she has achieved moments milestones for Kansas City. Without her there wouldn't be a streetcar. She was able to manage and maintain dozens of public improvement projects at the same time. I see there is blathering about the potholes but she optimized some the process far greater than any other administrator.

Only those who are jealous of her will attack her "legacy" because Sherri McIntyre really made Kansas City BEST in the midwest and contributed far more than a blog that's only known for mudslinging and not providing a fair assessment of the people who work tirelessly every day for KC and create jobs and economic growth.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Get lost buddy you freaking moron. Go kiss ass somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes yet it only took the Gen Go4KC ass kissers of America only ten years to blow the whole god damn thing up in everyone's face.


Anonymous said...

7:54 AM

That is the best comedy I've seen so far this morning.

Anonymous said...

she was the worst PW director ever , englewood road widening project is a three year nightmare , cutting off residents from vital police and fire and emt services , terrible planing and execution

Anonymous said...

The author of blog and his minions will clearly celebrate this latest exit from KCMO. The record is clear that he and his followers wish nothing but hate for KC. I suspect most of his followers live in JaCo or worse so its not surprising. And it is well documented that this hate is rooted in a long running family feud with KCMO.

In 7 short months, Lucas, Shields, and Loar have run off most of city leadership and left the positions either vacant or filled with incompetent “acting” managers (and “acting” is very accurate description). Here is a partial list: City Manager, Human Resources Director, Finance Director, Economic Development Director, City Attorney, Parks Director, and now the Public Works Director. Look for at least five more in the next 6 months.

Rouse is good at fiddling while Rome burns and letting the crooks take over. He will be gone as well by the end of the year.

But given the FBI has started asking around, it must have an iron-clad case. No acquittals this time. Just ask Mikey Sanders how it worked out for him.

Logan said...

Actually, I think TKC's write-up was a lot nicer than what I've seen in the past. As for the rest of @8:15. It's a nice theory from somebody who is clearly frustrated with their lack of progress at City Hall. Sorry but "the Feds" aren't going to solve your career troubles.

Anonymous said...

All those Depatment Directors and Troy left because they knew what they had managed under Sly was about to blow up in their faces!!

They left before the fraud and mismanagement was about to be exposed, and now Covid-19 will accelerate that process. Pity the poor KCMO taxpayers!!!

Anonymous said...

so proud of my mayor Lucas for cleaning house of the dead wood! Thank you now KCgo4

Anonymous said...

I liked Sherri and I think she'll do great in Liberty. Most of the people who read this blog never met her. She is very funny and smart with a personality much nicer than the average blog comment troll. Good luck to you and thank you for all that you have done for Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

new director can focus on basic services like potholes and street and bridge repairs , Liberty will regret this

Grip Madlock said...

And yours just created the wheel,asshole.

Grip Madlock said...

Best in the midwest?
You are fucking laughable,this place is a bloody hell hole with a vast array of fountains and the worst government that money can buy,take a trip to Omaha or Des Moines before you make another paid statement,Chris.

Anonymous said...

8:15 AM

Of course all the grafters, charlatans, crooks, and liars head for the exits when the jig is up.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Patty. Just because she let you “work” from home and basically run over your employees without consequences. Sherrie was horrible. She ran up costs and delays, kept incompetent staff (like you), and stood in the way of good employees. Nice try, though.

Anonymous said...

Well gosh darn it maybe we can get the brilliant Gail McCann Beatty to take over Aunt Sherri's job?

Anonymous said...

^^^ “...achieved moments milestones...?” Now we all know you’re Hernandez.

Anonymous said...

^^^ “They left before THEIR fraud and mismanagement was about to be exposed,...”
There, fixed it for you.

Anonymous said...

^^+100 Liberty will have huge buyer’s remorse very soon.

Anonymous said...

We liked her. Where else can you get a job where your paid good money and overtime to not give a shit?

Anonymous said...

Gopher boi has friends? Hahahahaha!

Look dummy, we all know you check this site daily, even hourly, you aren’t fooling anyone with that bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Kc mayors racist ways are starting to show, he hates white people so he’s getting rid of all of them, he ain’t fooling anyone with this b.s.

In the middle of a pandemic at that, did he do a selfie holding up a sign telling her she was fired.... on twitter!

Anonymous said...

"Without her there wouldn't be a streetcar."

If that's true, KC taxpayers would be better off if she had resigned years ago.

Anonymous said...

With her the projected 102 million dollar toy train went over 160 million why? Because one thing they forgot about was all the old ass utilities under the streets they had to replace first.

In what world does the mayor, city clowncil and public works director not realize all that had to be replaced before they could put tracks down?

Fun fact, in five other cities that got the same 2.2 mile starter train set the average cost was 50 million dollars but ours cost over 160 million.

Reminds me of the $800 dollar gubmint hammer! BRILLIANT!

Anonymous said...

Are all of the damned Paseo street sign back up yet?
That's the only question about "Public Works" that the City cares about.

Anonymous said...



Constant water main breaks, streets filled with potholes, no striping of streets to diffentiate lanes,

dead landscaping on Bruce Watkins, trash on roadways...........half-ass attempts of spray painting over graffitti on the stone Bruce Watkins bridges.......no snow removal..........this Director of Public Works stunk. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Good timing with the downturn. The role will sit vacant for 12-18 months due to budget collapse. The public works projects will all be cancelled. She was a competent engineer in an impossible job. Few cities have done such a poor job of funding infrastructure and infrastructure maintenance over the decades. Blame the director of public works all you want, but the blame is on the elected officials and the constituents that elected the elected officials. The current mayor passed a budget with an increase year over year despite prospects of 30% unemployment. The state is preparing for a budget shortfall and so should the cities.

Unknown said...

Results matter. Public works productivity in KC sucks. Half finished projects, shoddy workmanship, calling 311 for self-evident stuff that public works people drive by every day. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Me said...

Right now, it may not matter. Watch the public works budget hearings on their vod to see how much power the public’s works director has.

Y’all have a great day.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Good call. The public needs to be a more active participant in their government instead of just standing on the sidelines and watching.

Anonymous said...

Okay boomer, what a useful comment

Anonymous said...

Please do not hire another Engineer. Hire a real Manager, and I don't mean another "go ahead and fire me, I'll sleep better and make more money" fat ass like Troy Schulte.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the obnoxious fawning over a failure of a PW director who only had a bachelor's degree, little real world experience, and no PE license with a long career as a supposed civil servant making $180k a year. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out you inept waste of space.

Anonymous said...

Will never forgive this haggard bitch for her involvement with East Patrol. Fuck her! I HOPE she dies from COV-19. Good riddance! Hope your dumb sister is following behind you.

Anonymous said...

Sherrie checks all those boxes.

Anonymous said...

But she wasn’t competent at all. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Terry Reynard is director of parks. Tammy Cone is Finance Director. Fire chief is female.

Anonymous said...

But Quinton is already mayor.