Mark Funkhouser asks city to focus on technical portion of his program

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser made a populist, combative, defiant, fireworks-lacking and allusive State of the City speech on Thursday.

The Kansas City Star’
s coverage emphasized the position the mayor took against the “well-connected few” and the manner in which he challenged his rep for being a doofus. KMBC’s account played up Funkhouser’s poor relationship with the City Council. A writer at the Kansas City Business Journal highlighted the mayor’s criticism of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

What we took from the speech was Funkhouser’s suggestion that running a city is like ice skating.

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