TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CRITICS OF KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDE JERMAINE REED TAKE AIM AT HIS RECENT GATES FAMILY PIAC APPOINTMENT!!!
Once again the critics of Council Dude Jermaine Reed are taking aim at the actions of one of this town's youngest legislators.
To wit . . .
COUNCIL DUDE JERMAINE REED IS TAKING FIRE FROM CRITICS WHO DISAGREE WITH HIS APPOINTMENT OF BIANCA TILLARD GATES TO PIAC!!!
A bit of background . . .
"The Public Improvements Advisory Committee consists of 13 people, two from each council district and a chairperson, appointed by the mayor and City Council . . . The PIAC's primary function is to solicit resident input and make recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget."
The basis of the objections . . .
- Like Council Dude Reed . . . Ms. Tillard Gates doesn't have a lot of community or real world leadership experience.
- A TKC TIPSTERS says: "The appointment is really just more of the same 3rd District patronage and support of a prominent Eastside family that is EXTREMELY politically connected and wealthy and might not have the same interests as the average 3rd District voter."
- Another KC Insider notes: "As with Mr. Reed, there are some real questions about the residency of his recent PIAC appointment. Her car tags and address listings bring up some relevant questions that need to be answered." Some of the best TKC TIPSTERS investigated as much and noted multiple addresses listed for the new PIAC appointee online and biz listings that contradicted one another and concurred with the complaint: "The whole family uses that address in order to do business." (Additionally, a listing on the Missouri Secretary of State's site notes one address of the appointee in Overland Park . . . Others claim she recently resides in the Rivermarket area and a whitepages listing offers support of that theory as well - Ms. Tillard Gates was not available to comment for TKC at the time of this posting - We welcome any response she offers) - However, given that the City's Ethics Commission is non-existent . . . None of this might matter. Still, PIAC appointees are required to reside in the District they represent.
What's most important here is that Councilman Reed is ONCE AGAIN FACING A GREAT DEAL OF PUSHBACK from his constituents who have been consistently dissatisfied with his performance on the Council.
DEVELOPING . . .