Thursday, October 29, 2020

KANSAS CITY BLACK COUNCIL COALITION VOTE AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS AMID CONTENTIOUS DEBATE TO CONFIRM BRIAN PLATT AS CITY MANAGER!!!

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas lost a great deal of support today from the very same communities that bolstered his career and thrust him ahead of other candidates with more experience and local connections.

Still, he won the vote and now his choice of City Manager is confirmed despite hiring controversy and the mayor caught double dealing without an official consensus. 

Here's the not-so-fun-fact that local news hope to downplay . . .

The vote was 9-4: Council-members Ellington, Robinson, Lee Barnes Jr. and Ryana Parks-Shaw — The city council’s four Black members other than Lucas — voted against the resolution.

And so we ask . . .

WILL THIS ALLEGED BETRAYAL HURT MAYOR LUCAS DOWN THE LINE?!?!

We don't like to think of politics this way but without massive turnout form the African-American community in the 3rd, 5th & 6th District, the mayor doesn't have support to govern in Kansas City. 

From what we're seeing via social media, this decision huts his credibility with local urban leaders and inevitably those sentiments always influence voters somewhere down the line.

Check the links . . .

Fox4: Kansas City Council approves new city manager Brian Platt, but not without some debate first

KCTV5: Brian Platt to be KCMO's new City Manager

KCUR: A Divided Kansas City Council Appoints Jersey City’s Brian Platt As The Next City Manager

Developing . . .

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Q has always been a double crosser.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Careful. That comment could be a hate crime.

Renzi said...

So, it looks like Mayor Quinton Lucas has given in to the same line of thinking that influenced Mayor Sly James. There's a mistake that young, trendy and upwardly mobile people are the future of city hall. That would be nice but there are actually far more voters outside of the crossroads and Brookside. And those communities aren't what they once were.

Turning your back on your base is always a tough decision, especially on an issue this big.

It's a gamble for Q.

As for the new manager, already it's obvious that he doesn't have council support and that's not a good starting point.

Anonymous said...

He'll maybe last 3 years on the job. After that he's out.

Anonymous said...

Q can gamble with black support because he knows that he's up against a white person they'll sill vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Nationally, yes. But there are a lot of local candidates who didn't have the support they rely on. Lucas isn't that popular.

Anonymous said...

Minor betrayal, just wait till the see how bad Biden screws them over.

Anonymous said...


so..KC has a black mayor, county exec, congressman..

how DARE KC have a White City Manager???!!!

RAAAAAACISM!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another example of why Kansas City is so screwed up. No cries of racial discrimination?
The new guy doesn't have a chance to be successful and better our shit hole city because he has the wrong skin color. Who is keeping the racial divide firm and strong? Wake up people.

Anonymous said...

just goes to show how racist our black city council members are

Anonymous said...


to all the White chumps who voted for Obammy..you can see here how blacks feel about voting for Whites...

Anonymous said...

^^^

And yet Trump still won't win because there aren't enough white CHUD racists who will leave their shack to vote for him. Sad. Weird.

Anonymous said...


Any White person voting Democrat is insane.

Anonymous said...

^^^ And yet Democratic voters are more than half the country and the majority of white voters. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Wow. just saw the star's report. They say "some" members voted against Platt.

Might not always agree with TKC but at least he reports the facts. The newspaper stopped doing that long ago.

Sharice Davids shaved beaver said...

How about instead of worrying about skin color they pick the best person for the job

BLM doesn't mean everything has to be all black all the time

same goes for the albinos, no reason to not pick a minority if they are the best person for the job

All this color backing color shit is just perpetuating racism

Anonymous said...

8:13 yeah if he's sane he'll leave on his own in 3 years.

Anonymous said...

Obviously White ppl are the least racist, blacks the most, you've just been brainwashed to ignore reality.

Anonymous said...

At least Weinrich Zitzman Whitehead and Enron do not exist anymore, those were NOT good for Kansas City

Anonymous said...

Color should not matter. I hope they voted for the best candidate and I hope that he will good job.

Another Midtown Mom said...

This is not the end of the world TKC. Actually, the mayor did the right thing here. He chose qualification over racial quotes. Thank you Mayor Q!

Anonymous said...

8:50 hits the nail on the head. You have to be soft in the head, if you are white and vote democrat.

Anonymous said...

I ran several of Boomer Hater/Geezer/Pops/Geriatric Fu*ktard/Old People/Weird/CHUD boy's comments through an online age detection app for written materials and it showed in the results that he is only 10 years old. You can tell his age by his lack of writing skills and his frequent temper tantrums. I'm guessing he dropped out of elementary school, and his mother doesn't know what to do with him. For his welfare, we’ve started a GoFundMe page titled “Save the 10-Year-Old Dumbass."

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Platt probably can't fathom how racist the black council members are acting. He probably hasn't seen this kind of bullsh*t within a city government back in Jersey and wonders if these people might have that brain-eating amoeba affecting their intellectual abilities. Someone should have warned him before applying for the job that the same council voted for the stupid BLM street murals.

Anonymous said...

9:10 No one is denying that there are many white Democrats who vote for their own disenfranchisement. What they are saying, is that those same people are just not very bright.

Remo said...

Have to agree with @10:21. A rude awakening is in order. I'll be surprised if the guy doesn't resign next year.

Anonymous said...

@10:34...
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
G. H. W. Bush
G. W. Bush
Donald Trump

Yeah, White Democratic Voters are the stupid ones, sure!
Got any Economies you want wrecked?
Any Deficits you want expanded?
Any Budgets you'd like to unbalance?
Need any Wars started?
VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Anonymous said...

After this guy arrives, it won't be long before council meetings are turned into the same carnivals that the police board meetings have become.
With revs braying and celebrity-wannabee "leaders" of the black community shrieking about racism, white privilege, slavery, and all the other latest BLM buzzwords.
KCMO will become even more ungovernable and dysfunctional than it is now.
A remarkable achievement in such a short mayoral tenure.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

KC is a hick town with a strange Mayor and an ineffective city council.Black city council members don’t even hide their inherent racism. No wonder businesses do not want to locate in KCMO. Their newspaper is a joke. Wow ! The flyover City. If it wasn’t for the Chiefs no one would know about this joke of a town that calls itself a city.

Anonymous said...

Gerald Ford was never elected president, genius.

Anonymous said...

835 is correct, and this poor east coast fella is going to feel like he’s in Petticoat Junction. He’ll be looking for his next gig within a month.

Oleda said...

At least two didn't vote no because he's White. The unofficial votes for Mr. Platt were higher until the story leaked that he already had the job. Two at least (possibly three) voted no solely because of the way everything went down, not because of his race. I personally would have voted no too, and it would have had nothing to do with his skin color. I was so glad Councilman Barnes said that he now questioned hiring Mr. Platt for not being able to keep his mouth shut about getting a job that he didn't officially have yet. It brings his judgment into question. That was my reason for no longer having him ranked as high as he was. Even though he had the least experience of the four (only two years), he was my tied/#2 pick. Ms. Jackson was my #1. I support the mayor. But after the story broke, and the way it was handled on
both sides after it did, I'd have voted no just on principle.

Anonymous said...

Did he disclose the pending discrimination lawsuit to the City Council? KC is the capital of discrimination lawsuits in the fire department.