Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TKC TIPSTER TOLD YOU SO!!! IMPRESSIVE CITY HALL SHAKE-UP STILL DOESN'T INCLUDE PERMANENT WATER DIRECTOR!!!



Tonight we owe a great debt to KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS who BROKE local news so that locals and City Hall folks would know . . .

Here's the damage . . .

Assistant City Manager Bob Langenkamp will become director of the city planning and development department, replacing Tom Coyle.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEWS YESTERDAY ON TKC!!!

"In addition, effective May 1, Earnest Rouse, currently an assistant city manager, will assume responsibility for the General Services Department, replacing Gerald Smith.

"Mary Miller, deputy director of Information Technology, will become Chief Information Officer, as IT becomes a division of General Services. This eliminates the position that had been held by Information Technology Director Ivan Drinks."

ON BOTH COUNTS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MUCH EARLIER TODAY!!!

"John Wood, assistant city manager for Neighborhoods, will become director of the Neighborhoods and Housing Department. David Park will become deputy director in that department and will also lead the Neighborhood Preservation Division.

"Deletta Dean will lead the Neighborhood Services Division, which will include Animal Control and Regulated Industries.

"Stuart Bullington will lead the Housing Division in the Department."

Somewhat interesting . . . But you guys were talking bout it FIRST.

What's most shocking of all . . .

WITH ALL OF THESE CITY HALL MOVES THERE STILL HASN'T BEEN A PERMANENT KANSAS CITY DIRECTOR OF WATER SERVICES AT CITY HALL FOR MORE THAN A YEAR!!!

Yes, yes . . . The house cleaning is kinda cool unless you recognize the names and realize this is just a Spring Victory dance for Mayor Sly's friends. And no, hiring a consultant that's kinda related to the Water dept. doesn't count.

Behind the scenes . . . Broke-ass Kansas City is closer to privatizing the Water Dept. than anybody thinks and maybe Union Busting Mayor Sly might soon take on that next challenge.

Bottom Line . . . Improving efficiency is great but so many TKC TIPSTERS are telling us that the overwhelming majority of his City Hall moves (including this latest volley from the City Manager) seem to be nothing but pure politics.

LINKS:

KCMO budget woes lead to job cuts

Shake-up at KC City Hall

Kansas City cuts three senior management positions

DEVELOPING . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

These people should have been gone years ago. Now let's get rid of more of these bloodsuckers.

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

Terry Leeds has been the permanent director of the Department since the 1st of January 2012. The department has shown tremendous improvement in responsiveness over that time. The City will not be selling the Water Department.

Anonymous said...

Mike Burke wants the Water Dept sold. It will be sold.

Anonymous said...

so the City Manager staff who can't make budget get sent to the departments? Good approach. Unique anyways.

Anonymous said...

I hope they shake up the Police Department next.

CALLING CITY HALL LIARS ON THEIR BULLSHIT said...

"Terry Leeds has been the permanent director of the Department since the 1st of January 2012."

TONY THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE THAT YOUR READER IS WRITING. IN FEBRUARY THE KC BUSINESS JOURNAL LISTED LEEDS AS TEMPORARY

DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT LOOK AT THIS LINK TO THE STORY FROB FEB 2012 - ... "Kansas City's federally mandated $2.5 billion sewer overhaul. ... according to Terry Leeds, the city's acting water services director."

http://www.bizjournals.com/mobile/kansascity/news/2012/02/23/black-veatch-wins-initial-design-sewer.html

THE MAYOR IS TRYING TO TURN US ALL INTO LIARS

Anonymous said...

Next time I will NOT vote for the E-Tax or the Public Safety Sales Tax.

JC said...

Leeds is ACTING.

But it's not a big deal.

They're going to hand over water to Terry Riley in a couple of years anyway.

Anonymous said...

time to move to Lee's Summit.

Anonymous said...

David Park and Deletta Dean, only good for looking out for themselves. Save some money and riff them. They just cover for abusive management.

Anonymous said...

ZERO accountability all around.
A city that works.
Just not for you.

Anonymous said...

nice shake up but they put foxes in the chicken coop. all the people that they say is in charge been with the city for quite awhile so whats new about this. not a dam thing except slys trying to get control

Anonymous said...

John Wood is proof that if you're black, you'll be promoted waaaay beyond your capability!

No Matter How Much Money Terry Riley and Mike Burke Are Being Paid to Say Different said...

Water sold for a profit.

Not a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Terry Leeds is the permanent director as all Water employees were notified earlier this year. Not a lie, check your facts!

Anonymous said...

Terry Riley is getting a very nice paycheck from American Water. If he gets the city to sell the KCMO Water Department , that check will triple. It will be sold. Just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

And our rates will quadruple and the service with fail all the more. That is what for-profit water service means.