Refers to city councils, especially those of small towns, that posture for cameras and reporters and talk loudly while dragging their feet and bickering about issues that do not matter in the real world. Derived from Knights of the Round Table. Kite as in held to Earth(the real world) by a thin, easilly broken thread, changing directions with the wind, and Round Table as in the ridiculously large conference tables in most council chambers. Usually the smaller the town, the larger the table and the self image of such council. Used in a sarcastic or deragatory manner. No racial application.
We could have had a really nice park for the kids, but the Kites of the Round Table shut that down in favor of an imaginary street that goes nowhere so that they could raise property taxes again.