This week our blog community was FIRST to break a story that threatens to impact biz as usual at City Hall and transform a racially charged Kansas City quota system.
Sadly . . .
MAYOR Q ATTACKED THE DOJ AND PREZ TRUMP IN DEFENSE OF QUESTIONABLE KCMO CONTRACTING PRACTICES!!!
Here's the quote that deserves a second look . . .
“Let us be clear: these are unfair claims of non-allegiance by an administration in its final hours to diminish extensive and well-researched disparity and equity studies conducted by the city,” the mayor said.
For what it's worth, anyone who understands how contracts are awarded in KCMO can't really defend a broken system that has garnered complaints from a diverse cross section of local contractors.
Moreover . . .
An insider objects to the insinuations of Mayor Quinton Lucas in his opposition to investigation from federal authorities.
Here's the word . . .
"Local news didn't ask him any questions about it but the Mayor basically attacked the integrity of the Department of Justice and seems to question their ability to do a transparent and equitable investigation. By apparently linking inquiry to the Trump administration, he's participating in the same kind politicization that he's alleging. It would have been much smarter if he would have pledged cooperation instead of inciting doubt in federal authorities."
Just to pile on . . .
Here at TKC, we believe what's truly disappointing is that the local media didn't question this strategy or ask if the Mayor REALLY believes that the Prez Trump administration is targeting Kansas City.
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