Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Transparency And Election Mandates

May 16, 2019

The mayor says he believes his easy win in this year's GOP primary gives him a mandate to keep spending city dollars as he has been.
Credit courtesy City of Frankfort

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes easily won his primary election earlier this month, collecting nearly three-quarters of the vote. So, barring a last-minute challenge, he’ll head into a third term in January that he once wrote off as an impossibility. And he’ll do so in a city that he thinks is on a precipice – an estimation that might be right in several ways.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk about what the next four years might hold and whether McBarnes feels he now has a mandate to change the way the city raises and spends money.

But we also ask about the undercurrent of social media discussion in Frankfort, which might be nearing a tipping point of its own. People seem to want the city run differently in the past, and they seem to like McBarnes – but will they put pressure on him to go even further in some areas?