Actually, it's not so surprising that Mayor Q is sending rough drafts of his legislation to the newspaper.
Here's the more important question . . .
CAN MAYOR Q CLAIM HE WANTS TO WORK WITH POLICE IF HE'S PUTTING A PRIORITY HYPING HIS WORK IN THE NEWSPAPER?!?!
Again and again . . .
The Mayor talks about championing transparency and accountability whilst his office acts in a fashion that's antithetical to those high minded ideas.
Here's the money line . . .
"Mayor Lucas’ office emailed “near-final drafts” of the two police defunding ordinances to a Kansas City Star reporter at 8:58 am, telling him they still needed “FINAL approval from our Legal Department on language.” The Mayor’s Office also sent copies of the ordinances and press release to Dave Helling of the Star’s editorial board, before notifying KCPD Chief Smith. It was not until hours after the media had copies in hand, and shortly before his press conference, that Lucas emailed Chief Smith the two ordinances and told him he had nine Council sponsors."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Emails Show Mayor's Office Notified Kansas City Media About Defunding Plan Before Telling Police Chief Rick Smith
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - obtained by Liberty Alliance USA show that on May 20, 2021 Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas' Office gave advance copies of their ordinances to defund KCPD by $42 million, along with a supportive press release, to local reporters, including the Kansas City Star editorial board, hours before Lucas notified Chief Rick Smith of the plan.
You decide . . .