2023 KCMO Election

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Walker wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:17 pm Justin Short is flashy on social media but isn't raising any money. Wish he was doing better but its not looking good
Source? Tried looking up number couldn't find it
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:32 am I did some research on the candidates running for council - here were the best pro-development candidates I found:

Lindsay French- District 2 at-large

She mentions several times on her page about the value of density along transit corridors. Seems very very pro-KC in general as well, no attitude about "the northland/eastside deserves more!" or anything like that.

Darron Story-District 3 at-large (challenging Ellington)

Straight from his site: "We need to focus on urban planning that aligns with our Transit-oriented Development Plan, incentivize companies to locate in our urban core already served by existing transit options and pursue innovative projects that can attract federal funding and the young professionals who will want to live here and help us grow the smart way."

Justin Short- District 4 at-large
Michael Kelley- District 5 at-large

And of course you all know these two

There were other candidates that had potential to be pro-dev but I wasn't fully clear. Some good names up there though.
Add in Wes Rogers for District 2 In-District to this list
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Lucas calls KCTenants out on their “BS” on Twitter.
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normalthings wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:21 pm Lucas calls KCTenants out on their “BS” on Twitter.
He's now full bore feuding with them. This is excellent to watch.
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Someone in power needed to call them out. Didn’t think Lucas would be the one to do it
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Chris Stritzel wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:07 pm Someone in power needed to call them out. Didn’t think Lucas would be the one to do it
They accused him of being bought out by developers for a few thousand worth of donations, so apparently that's where the draws the line. LOL
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I know alot of you don’t like Mayor Q but we need him to win re-election. I think he gets it on urbanism now. He’s also done a good job at raising KC’s national profile over his 4 years- he’s on national TV a lot. And if he loses it’s probably to someone much worse.
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I don’t think there are any real opposition candidates. There are potentially better people who could run but no one is running.
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normalthings wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:00 pm I don’t think there are any real opposition candidates. There are potentially better people who could run but no one is running.
Like who?
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normalthings wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:00 pm I don’t think there are any real opposition candidates. There are potentially better people who could run but no one is running.
I could see someone from east side challenging him on "he said he would support us and he neglected us for big developers"
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Emphasis on the “real” opposition candidates.
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normalthings wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:55 pm Emphasis on the “real” opposition candidates.
Gotcha I was just curious who you would think would be better?

The KC Tenants group has really shown their ass on Twitter lately. I'd say the groups days of being relevant are numbered.
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This entire exchange is making me unreasonably happy. Mayor Q has a pretty solid and agreeable demeanor, so for them to be this aggressively hostile towards him is really hurting what good will they have built.
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Working in Q's favor is that if I'm recalling correctly there's only been one mayor since term limits were enacted who didn't win a second term, and say what you want about Lucas but he's not nearly the disaster that Funk was.
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I'll make a way too early prediction- all the incumbents running on city council will win re-election
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Fountains wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:38 pm I'll make a way too early prediction- all the incumbents running on city council will win re-election
Hardly too early. Viable opposition would already be campaigning
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Fountains wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:38 pm I'll make a way too early prediction- all the incumbents running on city council will win re-election
There's not too many incumbents running again.

However, if Mayor Q's new idea passes, council won't matter much for urban agenda anyway
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KCTenants stoped tonight’s show at the StarLight to protest Mayor Lucas.

https://twitter.com/kctenants/status/15 ... 9ME0uxWOVA
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normalthings wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:22 am KCTenants stoped tonight’s show at the StarLight to protest Mayor Lucas.

https://twitter.com/kctenants/status/15 ... 9ME0uxWOVA
What a bunch of morons
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normalthings wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:22 am KCTenants stoped tonight’s show at the StarLight to protest Mayor Lucas.

https://twitter.com/kctenants/status/15 ... 9ME0uxWOVA
This is example of self defeating behavior, they’re only pushing people away from their message with actions like this.
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