Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Making Parks And Marking Time In Office

Mar 15, 2018

Mayor McBarnes says he'll stick to his earlier statement and not seek a third term in office.
Credit City of Frankfort

The City of Frankfort recently received half-a-million dollars in donations for a park that Mayor Chris McBarnes hopes will revitalize downtown and bring new, long-term investment to the area.

But some detractors at a recent meeting say it’s as though the mayor is trying to buy a new car at a steep price when he could have fixed up the existing vehicle – the city’s other parks that some see as run-down – for far less money.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we explore the policies of a mayor whose fiscal conservatism continues to show signs of evolving.

Also on today’s show, would Mayor McBarnes – who’s largely demurred from applying for Stellar Communities grants – reconsider now that it’s a regional contest, instead of city-against-city? And would he consider aligning his town with that of another regular Ask The Mayor guest and former Stellar winner?