This morning we share a public service that will likely go ignored amongst residents who can't control their tempers.
To wit . . .
TKC ADVANCE WARNING!!! SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES OF MAYOR Q ARE READY TO PUSH BACK AGAINST CRITICISM OF KCMO BUDGET PRIORITIES!!!
The cadre of online hacks aren't so fearsome but with backup from consultants they're pretty effective at faking a Twitter mob and bulling boomers who don't realize that mean comments from burner accounts aren't the end of the world.
Still . . .
The public testimony aspect of the "budget process" is typically rigged and serves as nothing more than a forum for manufacturing consensus that has NEVER existed. This year, amid COVID, the discourse regarding local spending will be even more tightly controlled and almost completely fake.
To be fair, here's a glimpse at the process from the perspective of 12th & Oak . . .
Learn more about how the City Budget Process works and find out how to attend budget public forums at KCMO.gov/budget.
Take a look . . .
You decide . . .