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.
KCMO budget woes lead to job cuts
Shake-up at KC City Hall
Kansas City cuts three senior management positions
DEVELOPING . . .