Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

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I hadn't heard about the Ozarks story and don't really care since he's not the mayor there and as far as I know has no ability to order them to do anything.

For the record, I've also spent most of the summer in flip flops, shorts, and maskless. Going to miss summer!

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Didn't vote for him because of his record as my district councilman was off-putting, but he's done a decent job. Considering that his biggest issues (COVID and KCPD control) so far have required coordination/confrontation with a state government that gives zero shits about KC it's a lot to expect that there were going to be big, sweeping wins like you saw with James or Barnes. It's hard to see how he could have done better on COVID policies, and I give him a ton of credit for picking the fight over KCPD control. Remember that James wouldn't touch the issue in any substantive way. The critical part of the ruling was that it gave Lucas a roadmap to do next April what he wanted to do this summer.

For me the jury is still out on affordable housing. Given how wild the construction market is right now, I can't judge the policy after only a few months. (A few months is probably too soon to judge any policy). For perspective, projects not subject to the policy are starting/stopping now a lot more than in the past. Seems to be the nature of the market at the moment.

From an urbanist perspective, the City Manager hire looks like a big success. Lucas gets some credit there, too.

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chaglang wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:26 am
Didn't vote for him because of his record as my district councilman was off-putting, but he's done a decent job. Considering that his biggest issues (COVID and KCPD control) so far have required coordination/confrontation with a state government that gives zero shits about KC it's a lot to expect that there were going to be big, sweeping wins like you saw with James or Barnes. It's hard to see how he could have done better on COVID policies, and I give him a ton of credit for picking the fight over KCPD control. Remember that James wouldn't touch the issue in any substantive way. The critical part of the ruling was that it gave Lucas a roadmap to do next April what he wanted to do this summer.

For me the jury is still out on affordable housing. Given how wild the construction market is right now, I can't judge the policy after only a few months. (A few months is probably too soon to judge any policy). For perspective, projects not subject to the policy are starting/stopping now a lot more than in the past. Seems to be the nature of the market at the moment.

From an urbanist perspective, the City Manager hire looks like a big success. Lucas gets some credit there, too.
Housing might be one of the toughest aspects to solve in the entire city. The police control/budget issue is going to be mild by comparison.

To his credit he quickly caught on when shown that free transit helped him on this topic without needing things people dislike such as vouchers or public incentives.

I was glad to see the water department got a new overflow control deal when the previous plan was making bills go up stupid fast. Can't have affordable housing if the city is part of the problem.

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Hes done a great job with the roads too sans snow removal which has atleast gotten better than the last guy who pretended it wasnt needed

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Off topic. Just stop please.

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KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:12 am
Off topic. Just stop please.
Deleted. This place is moderated.

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Thanks Dave. I kinda enjoy leaving them so everyone can see who the horses asses are.

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