Later today, the new mayor and city council will be sworn into office. Only three of the thirteen members were in the previous council. Gone entirely is the core faction that ran this city for eight years.
So, we have a chance to change a lot of things. The most important thing is to bring true democracy to city hall -- a place that is, in my opinion, no better today than in the Pendergast era.
Orange was the campaign color of the Funkhouser campaign. That has real meaning. See why Funkhouser chose orange as his campaign color. We need a little of the spirit of the Orange Revolution in Kansas City. The old guard has no concept of what that is about. It's up to us to make sure that the new council, and city hall, do.