Friday, May 08, 2020
Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings As Coronavirus Lockdown Slowly Concludes
This was an important week for Kansas City as we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown and test the reopen.
Smarter locals know that going back into quarantine will only come with the most horrific human loss & suffering imaginable given the damage already done to the nation, the economy, and civil liberties. What's worse is that going back into hiding isn't entirely out of the question.
Still, none of this has stopped some impressive power moves that deserve highlight . . .
Council Lady Teresa Loar Stays Winning New KCI Bidding Transparency
This Northland Council Lady authored the BOLDEST MOVE WE'VE SEEN SO FAR REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KCI and our blog community talked about it FIRST . . . The council voted Thursday in favor of the resolution to require the city manager to hand over information on every bid that construction firms have submitted for the project.
Councilwoman Teresa Loar, 2nd District at-large, who chairs the council’s Transportation, Infrastructure & Operations Committee introduced the resolution and said that the project needed more oversight and that local businesses would “desperately need this work.”
She switched up votes and STAYED WINNING THIS WEEK as Council finally relented.
Anchorman Mark Alford Asked The Important Questions About Reopen
This week his interview with Mayor Q hit on most of the issues that had been confronting small biz. Haters don't like his swagger but his interview skills and access are better than most local journalists.
Dr. Rex Archer Reigns As Kansas City's Top Coronavirus Authority
His statements and prognosis for the reopen have moved the conversation both forward and backward. And whilst many disagree with his cautious approach, there's no doubting his influence now and moving forward.
And So . . .
This list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.