TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! SUSPENDED CITY MANAGER WAYNE CAUTHEN WANTS A PUBLIC HEARING!!! CITY HALL SCRAMBLES TO KEEP IT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!!!
December could host the latest and greatest hot mess Kansas City has even seen.
A few local media outlets have reported that City Manager Wayne Cauthen wants a hearing over his firing. However . . .
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS REPORT THAT THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES A PUBLIC HEARING AND POLITICOS AT THE HALL ARE DESPERATELY WORKING TO AVOID ANOTHER CAUTHEN SPECTACLE!!!
The move to keep the trial private requires a special order from a Missouri judge. Already there's an effort to get it on the sneak.
Even better EXCLUSIVE TKC NEWS:
THE HEARING FOR SUSPENDED CITY MANAGER CAUTHEN IS COMING SOONER THAT ANYONE EXPECTED!!! IT COULD BE SOMEWHERE ON, AROUND OR IN THE GENERAL VICINITY OF DEC. 10TH!!!
I hoped that the City Manager would take his money and ride off into the sunset (Denver) . . . But it looks like Kansas City could get one, last good show out of the Cauthen. A public trial certainly does shed a bit of perspective on the Black Clergy mobilizing into action last week . . . And despite Cauthen's constant screw-ups I have no doubt that there will be a significant contingent of people willing to support him in public considering his ongoing support from not only the suits (developers) but also certain leaders in the African-American community.
So . . . If folks at City Hall don't succeed in getting Cauthen's hearing in private . . . The move to suspend the City Manager that was described as "secretive" and a "palace coup" could certainly backfire.
With 6 City Council people embarrassed over the Cauthen ouster and certain elements of Kansas City's political establishment feeling irrelevant or slighted . . . IF Cauthen gets a public trial, it most certainly will be ugly.