Will KC Tenants Rule New Council?!?

For those who haven't seen it already . . .  We share a decent note on upcoming elections.

What started out as a view of the entire field quickly took on the one of a promo piece.

This passage stands out and provides the motivation for this bit of progressive journalism:

Inklings of how a new council may behave — and how community members expect to interact with them — were on display during a February candidate forum hosted by KC Tenants Power, the political lobbying arm to KC Tenants, the citywide tenant union.

Many candidates emphasized the model of co-governance, where elected officials work with community members and grassroots groups to craft and pass policies.

That dynamic has played out when KC Tenants has wielded its collective power and showed up to craft and support policies like a right to counsel program or to oppose tax incentive deals for developers. In some cases, council members aligned with the group’s position, like when council shut down tax incentives for an apartment project proposed by Chicago developer Mac Properties at Armour Boulevard and Main Street last year after intense pushback from KC Tenants.

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Voters will get their first chance on the April 4 primary election to have their say on who represents them on the Kansas City Council for the next four years. Mayor Quinton Lucas is up for re-election. His campaign is well-funded and his only opponent is Clay Chastain, a Virginia resident who frequently runs for office in Kansas City and always loses.