Friday, July 31, 2009

SQUITIRO'S RETURN TO CITY HALL



I guess we need to stock up on smudge sticks . . .

KMBC is reporting that the Mayor "won" the Volunteer Ordinance case . . .

There's a copy of the ruling online.

Nevertheless, when she does come back . . . That just might possibly be the best thing for this blog EVAR!!!

Keith King at NBC ACTION NEWS says that GLORIA IS COMING BACK!!!

Just when we thought the City was running low on lawsuits . . .

NOTE: A great many people are saying A LOT of bad things about The City Attorney right now . . .

49 Comments:

Anonymous said...

That recall news was right Tony.

Midtown Miscreant said...

I wonder if the citys insurance provider will drop them. Expect more lawsuits to follow in the wake of the woman with Fred flintstone feet.

Anonymous said...

OMFG. Disastrous.

Anonymous said...

Recall

Anonymous said...

How about an ordinance that if you've forced the city to settle a lawsuit because of your poor behavior, you're not allowed in City Hall?

Anonymous said...

I'm contacting Koster.

Anonymous said...

you losers! where the fuck were you during the last recall effort? Making fun of the people trying to succeed! Calling them losers! HAHAHA! LMAO Now you discover they weren't such losers after all! But, OH! Too Fucking Late!

Anonymous said...

Yes. There needs to be a recall now.

Anonymous said...

I think the blame needs to go on the Council. They should have known enough about the law to understand that this was special legislation but they did not. It's about fighting for the Mayor's office and Kansas City deserves a Mayor who at least has control of that.

Anonymous said...

The city council and city manager are the problem. We have elections Alvin lost. Funk will lose the next election. Most of the city council will lose because they are more intersted in creating story lines for a soap opera than doing anything. The city council's main problem is the city manager.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to burst your bubble Tony but the only person that really lost today was Funkhouser. This will only create more problems for him.

Anonymous said...

READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE RULING!! The Judge tells the city exactly how to enact a constitutional law to get rid of Gloria.

Yancy Davis said...

Before the Funk and Squid beat their chests, they need to realize what this hollow victory means--state intervention, because the anti-funk people are going to be kicking down Chris Koster's door now.

Anonymous said...

Yancy is correct. If the Mayor was smart he would declare this a victory for The Mayor's office but promise to keep his wife at home. We're waiting on you Funk. You could really show some leadership here.

Anonymous said...

What a hot mess. Funk needs to go, and most of the City Council with him.

The city manager seems to be equally as useless.

Sophia said...

Anony 12:27,

Nice to see I wasn't the only one to read through to the end. It's odd that the Star didn't include that detail in their synopsis.

Yancy,

I don't know why anyone would expect Koster to get involved now. There is no real news here.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this week's Front Porch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yancy Davis said...

The judge made it clear that she was impartial and did not "side" with Funk and his family, but the council adopting an at-will volunteer ordinance may not be a good idea either because it would give them the power to exclude anyone that they disapporive of from volunteering.

Perhaps if the volunteer ordinance was more carefully worded and did not specifically target Funk's family, it would have been upheld, but because it was a reactionary rush job, johnny on the spot ordinance, the judge ruled it to be too vague and violative of the state constitution. I don't think this drama is over, especially if she returns to City Hall. This could get really ugly and expensive...

Johnson County Observer said...

It was inevitable. The ruling was correct. It's the Mayors choice on how to run his office.

Anonymous said...

So where do I sign the next recall Tony?

Sophia said...

but the council adopting an at-will volunteer ordinance may not be a good idea either because it would give them the power to exclude anyone that they disapporive of from volunteering.

Oh, I know. But I also think that argument is along the same lines as we can't risk local control of the police department. It would be nice if we could take the training wheels off of municipal government and, you know, elect people who can perform the job in a responsible fashion.

I know. I'm a dreamer.

Anonymous said...

For all of the jealousy and ranting and hate spewed against Johnson County on this blog. I have to say that I'm happy I don't live in KC right now.

cookinghamjr said...

Sohpia has a good point - I just posted on Sophia's blog, and will refine yet again my opinion here - the ordinance can be fixed by doing three things:

(1) Eliminate the vagueness in the definitions of periodic, infrequent and regular volunteers;

(2) Apply the ordinance to non-elected officials;

(3) follow the last paragraph and allow the council as well to terminate the problem volunteer.

If I've read it correctly.

However, this could be taken in another direction - family members could be allowed and as long as

(1) volunteers are defined precisely and

(2) the council can terminate problem volunteers.

Interesting.

Anonymous said...

So you dumb bitches are gonna waste more of your summer planning another recall I reckon?
Fucking numbnut retards.

Anonymous said...

"I wonder if the citys insurance provider will drop them. Expect more lawsuits to follow in the wake of the woman with Fred flintstone feet."

The City is self-insured.

Sophia said...

I took Del Muro's suggestion as an answer to the question "how do you deal with a problem like Gloria?"

You don't need to salvage 2-59 from constitutional issues to get rid of Gloria. All you need to do is amend 2-56 and change who can terminate a volunteer.

Anonymous said...

G-L-O-R-I-A

is out!

Shrek better enjoy her two weeks back in the office til the council modifies the ordinance.

Anonymous said...

City Hall should pass an ordinance requiring all volunteers in the mayors office to have a security detail that comes from the Mayor's salary. Not that I wish harm to GS, but to make the Mayor pay for her problems.

Anonymous said...

how many lawsuits will the city lose before they get rid of the CITY ATTORNEY . His being a bitch for the Council just backfired.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, shrek is gone.

Bye bye Shrek!!

Anonymous said...

I think city hall employees should boycott work on Monday just for the sake of symbolically communicating that Gloria and Mark are to be avoided. Capable, educated, competent people who work for the city are embarrassed by this vulgar, crass, uncouth bigot--she is not one of us and is clearly not devoted to the city and its residents.
I won't be going in.

Anonymous said...

I think Tony is boning her :)

Anonymous said...

Taking personalities out of the issue, that ordinance was not in any way, shape, or form consistent with law, even on the surface. A legislative body should never pass a law that is (1) not lawful, or that (2) even if lawful, people will not follow.

That said, the first lady should declare victory and vindication; then announce that all her volunteer work for the mayor will all be conducted outside the city hall.

(Same with recall - getting enough signatures is a waste of time unless the articles of recall are valid and consistent with ordinance. The last recall effort was always doomed because it would not have passed that final test.)

Let's get on with the City's business.

Dan Cofran KCMO said...

Judge del Muro's ruling gives the City a map for how to fix the ordinance. But in the bigger picture the downward spiral will just continue - Son of Volunteer Oridinance, Son of Volunteer Lawsuit, etc. I don't think the City can take another two years of this.

Anonymous said...

But the city can't take the behavior of he and his wife. He has permitted his wife (Shrek) to disrupt city hall and she has cost the city $550,000. How many more reasons do we need to get rid of her?

In the Judges words:

"The city might do well to consider amending this provision to allow the council to terminate persons regardless of who has designated them as volunteers, under the at will doctrine, especially where, as in this case, a volunteer disrupts the day-to-day business of the city and/or whose conduct has resulted in litigation at the city's expense."

Common sense advice from an objective observer.

Shrek needs to go.

Radioman KC said...

I couldn't even bother to read all those... all those shitty hall bureaucrats you call AWESOME must be in a complete FUNK that UglyMan actually one won in court.

Er, WON one.

Wonder if he actually has Marfans Disease? I'm not sure what Gloria's got, looking like Tony Soprano's younger sister Janice, but that's just being Italian, I guess. Sorry, I admit to have a prejudice or two... but who doesn't in here? Even Tony does... just not the same ones I do.

Actually, I don't care about the Volunteer ordinance...it's soooo incredibly 29th floor Inside Baseball! But Tony needs the city government readers to keep his counts... and his confidence... up.

I wonder what this room was like BF. (Before Funkhowzer!) Just cute chicks or did he have positions on the LAST mayor too?

What was her name?

Anonymous said...

Gloria's main problems are that she is a slob, by every definition - and dumb as a rock.

Anonymous said...

"That said, the first lady should declare victory and vindication; then announce that all her volunteer work for the mayor will all be conducted outside the city hall."

Yeah, and she should wear shoes, and not detail her husband's prostate exam in Christmas letters and not call black women "Mammy" and ...

Oh, wait. Anything she "should" do, she never does. The woman has less than zero class and no shame either.

The city should sue her ass to recoup the halfa mil.

Anonymous said...

Radioman - you are a moron - is it alcohol or drugs that give you your false sense of self-confidence in your logic and writing abilities?

Anonymous said...

City of Kansas City: SUE Gloria so she'll have to get a freaking job to pay back the half million and won't have time to "volunteer" in the mayor's office. Yeah, you know, a job. That thing that she's never had that might have taught her how to behave appropriately (yeah right) in a place of employment. J-O-B.

Anonymous said...

Now we just wait to see if Gloria comes back. Like a horror movie.

Anonymous said...

Why can't you call a person with dark skin, "Mammy?"

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a horror movie! "Bitch 2: The Wrath of Gloria"

Anonymous said...

500 K later and Mayor Funk still hasn't learned damn thing. Waiting for Mammy Gate II.

Anonymous said...

I bet she sucks a mean one!

Why else would she follow him into the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

I think it's time for the Northland to secede from Kansas City and create a new city. Leave Kansas City to everything in Jackson County south of the river.

Wonder if that's possible?

Anonymous said...

She's Back she"s Back the Wicked witch is back. Hoorah Hoorah now it's time to play, she's back, she's Back.

Anonymous said...

The City Attorney has cost Kansas City so much money - why doesn't someone fire him?

Anonymous said...

Firing the city attorney is difficult... must be done with agreement of City Manager AND Council... not likely to happen in this climate. Nice idea, though.