TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TIME FOR TROY SHULTE TO SHOW AND PROVE HE'S NOT A CROOK LIKE MAYOR FUNKHOUSER!!!
While all of the local media outlets and blogs are playing catch up . . . TKC TIPSTERS have an EXCLUSIVE look at the discussion of a potentially serious error made during yesterday's Cauthen suspension.
Folks thinking that this is a victory for Mayor Funky only reveal that they don't know ANYTHING about what went down at City Hall.
What really happened is that Mayor Funky pushed to the front of a Northland movement.
It was actually Council lady Deb Hermann who finally got Cauthen with the help of Bill Skaggs.
Still . . . And this is the funny part:
MAYOR FUNKY MANAGED TO SCREW UP THE CAUTHEN COUP WITH A VINDICTIVE MOVE THAT MIGHT HAVE VIOLATED CITY POLICY!!!
Even worse . . .
IT TURNS OUT THAT CITY MANAGER CHIEF OF STAFF CHUCK EDDY COULD BE ONE OF MANY EMPLOYEES AT CITY HALL TO BRING TO LIGHT ANOTHER POSSIBLE ETHICS VIOLATION DURING MAYOR FUNKY'S POLITICAL VENDETTA!!!
Allow me to explain . . .
There is a rather clear delineation between elected officials and City Hall employees.
Yesterday, before the Northland Council folk were able to get their ducks in a row. Mayor Funky made the dumb move of sending some of City Manager Cauthen's favorite City Hall employees home. Newsies will make a Sunshine request for documentation later, but even Melba Curls raised some great questions about this yesterday so EVERYBODY but dorks at The Star understand the question.
Plain and simple: The Mayor isn't allowed to screw with City Hall employees.
As interim City Manager Troy Shulte might have been able to do that . . .
HOWEVER, AT THE TIME THE MAYOR DISMISSED CITY HALL EMPLOYEES TROY SHULTE WAS NOT YET APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL AS INTERIM CITY MANAGER!!! AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS ARE SAYING THAT EMPLOYEES SENT HOME BY THE MAYOR ARE VICTIMS OF A MAJOR VIOLATION OF CITY HALL ETHICS RULES!!!
So, at the very least, there is already a serious question for City Hall's favorite bureaucrat in this bit of local government by surprise attack. So . . .
WILL TROY SHULTE STAND WITH CITY HALL EMPLOYEES OR CHOSE THE SIDE OF THE MAYOR WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT DISMISSING CITY HALL WORKERS . . . GIVEN THAT ANY WORKER SENT HOME BY MAYOR FUNKY NOW HAS JUST CAUSE TO FILE A COMPLAINT!!!
Realize, I'm not crying crocodile tears for Wayne Cauthen. He'll be living large off of the big fat check courtesy of Council people Bill Skaggs, Deb Hermann, Russ Johnson, Beth Gottstein, Jan Marcason and Cindy Circo so he'll be fine.
But what is hilarious about this is when Chuck Eddy gets fired he might have a pretty good ethics complaint (and maybe damages) against City Hall thanks to the Mayor's dumb move . . . And this is even more proof that Co-Mayor Funkhouser can screw up even the most brilliant plan.