Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Insider: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Stays Losing In Jeff City
After a hopeful start and several meetings with Missouri Guv Mike Parson, Mayor Quinton Lucas has already burned bridges with the Republican super majority at the state capitol.
Here's a quick perspective . . .
"It took Sly two terms to alienate the Republicans in Jeff City and Mayor Lucas has done it in less than one. Using The Star to go after Missouri lawmakers was a horrible idea and demonstrates that he doesn't know how things work. A scathing editorial is always the last resort for any politico but the Star has so little influence nowadays that there's little value in their support. Of course, there's a lot of blame placed on KC's lobbyists but what we're really seeing is an absence of leadership and a total breakdown of communication along partisan lines. Sure, there are new Democrats coming to help Mayor Lucas in January but they only represent only a small faction of the legislators he needs to effectively work for KC."
To be fair, all of this might inspire Mayor Lucas to campaign more earnestly for Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway who has a decent shot to oust Guv Parson.
Nevertheless, at a time when KCMO desperately needs resources, Kansas City's tenuous relationship with Jeff City persists.
Developing . . .