Mayor Quinton Lucas recently suffered another embarrassment and rebuke of his political standing within the urban core.
To wit . . .
IN A DRAMATIC REVELATION, CLAIMS OF A DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NEWBIE CITY MANAGER SURFACED ON AN OTHERWISE BORING KANSAS CITY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW LAST NIGHT!!!
The disclosure from KC Call managing editor Eric Wesson offered a great deal of context for heightened complaints against the 12th & Oak leader.
Here's the money line that we brushed up a bit because Zoom calls can be tough in terms of audio . . .
“His support in the black community is wavering. Not only concerning issues with the Chief of Police but also given the process with which the city manager was hired. That’s why all the Black city council members voted no, because the process was very shaky.”
Remember that our blog community was the FIRST to note that all Black council members voted against the new city manager.
Meanwhile, notice that Mayor Q wasn't even allowed to celebrate the "victory" of Joe Biden without interruption from activists.
It's very likely that embattled Mayor will continue to confront criticism given his mixed signals on support for the top cop.
Additionally, as Winter COVID-19 shut downs loom, resistance from the local small biz community has also started to solidify against Mayor Q's administration.
Check the direct link to a surprisingly lively segment in the Week In Review broadcast which highlighted this debate but was only seen by a few dozen local political junkies.
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