TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CONTROVERSY SPARKED OVER NEW KCPD PAY DEAL WORKED OUT IN SECRET!!!
Most Kansas City public resources are involved in deals that are worked out behind the scenes despite so many assurances from local politicos regarding transparency.
To wit . . .
THANKS TO A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER KANSAS CITY HAS AN INSIDE LOOK AT A KCPD PAY DEAL UNDER DISCUSSION BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!!!
Benefits and compensation have been a touchy subject among the rank & file who have seen a slew of veterans and trained staff leave at the outset of a rapid transformation of the Kansas City Police Department.
Today . . . Take a look at the upcoming pay deal in progress among a few KCPD Interests . . .
"We are having a special meeting at the lodge, (location withheld), on Wednesday, October 24th and we need to get the information out to everybody to make sure they are there. The meeting will start at 0800 hours and will run until 2000 hours and we will be voting on an addendum to our current MOU. The addendum deals primarily with pay issues and the reason we are having to do this now is the Board is unable to make any deals with us on pay. So we had to negotiate a side deal on pay with the city. The Board was brought in because to make the deal we had to have a tri-party agreement between us, the city and the Board.
"People are going to have questions about what the deal is and they will wonder, bitch and complain about why we aren't releasing the particulars on what the deal is. The bottom line is we don't want anyone messing this deal up for us. As we have stressed in the past, we don't want ANY outside influences, be they non-department members OR non-FOP department members, getting information they could use to try to sink the deal before it is finalized. The Board will vote on this deal Tuesday, we will vote on it Wednesday (taking for granted the Board approves it on Tuesday) then the city will vote on it Thursday (again, taking for granted the Board approves it on Tuesday and we approve it on Wednesday). For that reason we will ONLY release the full details IN PERSON on Wednesday. Members will have a chance to come down all day and take whatever time they need to read the deal. Also, we will be on hand to answer any and all questions members may have about the deal. Tell people, in no way are we asking them to vote on a deal they aren't able to read and understand for themselves.
"If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call/text/email me. Also, if there is any rumors about what the deal is please squash them and call/text/email me."
Now . . . Because this KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER sent us this digital memo on the impending KCPD pay deal, here's the perspective offered on behind the scenes negotiations in progress.
PERSPECTIVE THE KCPD PAY DEAL UNDER NEGOTIATION . . .
"This was an interesting e-mail. It brings into question everything the FOP stands for as well as who they stand for. This is yet another FOP vote that limits the turnout to only FOP members. Non members who are supposed to be represented by the FOP CANNOT Vote On It. This stinks of back-door politics. So the FOP can now negotiate with the City directly? And they are so gracious to include the Board of Police Commissioners. Further more, how could anyone screw this up for them?? If it's a legit deal then why hide? Is this the kind of crap we get to look forward to when there is city control of the Police Department? Who in the city agreed to this mysterious deal? What's in the deal? It's just a shame that the FOP doesn't treat the people it represents with any dignity or respect. Everyone deserves the right to look over this deal before it's vote on and it should be voted on by all effected members. Maybe you, TKC, can get to the bottom of this."
Over the weekend, we've asked around about this deal and haven't heard much in return. It's best to just put this out there so that people will know it's going down and judge for themselves . . . Still, we have it confirmed that THIS IS HAPPENING at a rather quick pace like most back room negotiations in Kansas City.
While we respect all people serving the public in law enforcement, today we we want to send a shout out to those who also believe that keeping the public involved in the discussion is an important part of the process.
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