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.
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