In the early days of the pandemic Mayor Q earned praise from local pundits and politicos for leading the effort to lockdown and protect lives against COVID-19.
Now, let's take a look at just a quick list of wrongs confronting the mayor in the aftermath of a contentious election season and at the outset of Winter "dark days" predicted by Joe Biden and public health officials . . .
Mayor Q Confronts Criticism From Both Police & Activists Over His Cautious Approach To The Top Cop Debate
Again and again . . . EVERYONE BELIEVES MAYOR Q SHOULD PICK A SIDE and stop waffling betwixt police support and activist demands. The Mayor's lack of clarity on the resignation and/or removal of Chief Smith has hurt his administration and worsened community relations with law enforcement by way of indecision.
Flip Flopping On The City Manager Hire Cost The Mayor Urban Core Credibility
The Mayor promised a "transformative" hire but then was caught making behind the scenes deals that irked the council and undermined the hiring process . . . Translation: Mayor Q's machinations made the City Manager hire look rigged. Now, before Brian Platt's first day on the job, he has been tagged as a racist and confronts unfortunate urban core opposition.
Allegedly "Arbitrary" COVID-19 Curfew Has Sparked A Political Vendetta Against The Mayor From Local Small Biz Leaders
A lawsuit takes on Mayor Q and he still hasn't explained to us how "science" proves that COVID-19 is more dangerous after 10PM. Moreover, a crackdown targeting small biz has cost hundreds of jobs and sparked THE KANSAS CITY 2020 RESTAURANT APOCALYPSE. Accordingly, these locals aren't likely to forget the hardship they're confronting anytime soon and Mayor Q will have a tough time convincing this influential constituency that he was acting in their best interests.
Still . . . All of this is just context so that we can ask our blog community . . .
HOW IS MAYOR Q DOING AS KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS THE "DARK DAYS" OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?!?!
You decide . . .