Mayor Mark Funkhouser has clearly made it known to the citizens of Kansas City that he is incapable of conducting the duties of his office. I think it is admirable he thinks his wife is his “emotional anchor,” but what does that have to do with being an elected official? If all of the former mayors were capable of conducting the duties without their spouses, why is Funkhouser not capable of doing the same?
Is she his seeing-eye dog or his conjoined twin? Either way, they should stay home together and stop embarrassing the city and citizens of Kansas City.
Why is it that Mayor Funkhouser cannot do his job without his wife, Gloria, being present every day with him? The people of Kansas City elected Mark Funkhouser as the mayor, not his wife.
If she wants to make our city a better place to live, she should recognize the fact that her presence in City Hall is causing too much disruption and controversy, and she should step aside and be supportive to the mayor after office hours.
As a Kansas City taxpayer who has had enough, I have a very simple message for our mayor and City Council. It is abundantly clear to me that common sense, compromise, consensus and conclusion are not part of their collective vocabulary when it comes to the seemingly simple matter of managing volunteers at city hall. I, therefore, will choose to vote no on the proposal to increase sales tax by nearly a half cent for a light rail starter system.
Why, you ask? Because I don’t feel comfortable allowing this bumbling bunch of characters to manage implementation of a complex, costly and important asset to our city when they can’t even handle daily operations at city hall.