Allegations of racism and news of a lawsuit tarnished the first day on the job for new KCMO City Manager Brian Platt.
His hiring was also marred by objections from Council and concern about a rigged process amid behind the scenes double dealing by Mayor Quinton Lucas.
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But all of that is just the start of the story . . .
TKC FIRST!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS & URBAN LEADERS START BEHIND THE SCENES EFFORTS TO FORCE THE NEW CITY MANAGER'S RESIGNATION!!!
It's a long shot of course, but we've seen some surprising buy-in from a few local progressives.
Moreover . . .
Mayor Q's administration is losing public support and council calling for his resignation and threatening a vote to take down the new city manager might be more likely as AN UPCOMING BUDGET CRISIS THAT IS LIKELY TO RAISE TENSIONS.
Remember that a "palace coup" put former city manager Troy Schulte in power and all of those same bureaucrats who have a great deal of sway over council are still in place . . . With word that Mr. Platt might be Mayor Q's "hatchet man" ready to cut workers en masse . . . Forcing him out could be the only way to save jobs.
Developing . . .