Sunday, November 04, 2012

THE TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! CONTROVERSY ERUPTS OVER KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN PASTOR BROOKS "INFLUENCE PEDDLING" FOR CITY HALL FLOYD MAYWEATHER CASH!!!



This week, a celebrity event in Kansas City was unreported but still managed to create controversy because of the meddling of Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks.

To wit . . .

THERE IS COMMUNITY OUTRAGE OVER PASTOR BROOKS LOBBYING FOR $15K WORTH OF CITY HALL CASH FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE FOR A CELEBRITY EVENT FEATURING FLOYD MAYWEATHER!!!

After investigating and sourcing this story we've taken time to narrow down the basic details and involvement of 5th District Councilman (and Pastor) Michael Brooks in this tale of influence peddling for City Hall celebrity cash.

For those who don't know, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is a world class boxer and currently the WBC welterweight champion. His recent tour of Kansas City is confirmed by one of his tweets promoting a club event.



Now, the controversy involves East Side Community Activists including a guy indicted of two felony counts soliciting money from City Hall in order to (possibly) pay for Floyd Mayweather's tour of this town and take him to to meet a few hopeful kids on the way to his hip-hop club appearance.

NOW, THAT SOUNDS LIKE BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR CITY HALL BUT COUNCILMAN (PASTOR) BROOKS GETTING INVOLVED IN THE BOXING PROMO IS RATHER UNUSUAL!!!

In order to be thorough we sent a message to Pastor Brooks and asked if he could explain his involvement in the Mayweather Kansas City Controversy . . .



Sadly, his evasive response wasn't helpful in the least.

Councilman Brooks only noted: "I have nothing to do with any event at Skyline."

By and large, this is correct.

However . . .

TKC TIPSTERS CONFIRM THAT COUNCILMAN BROOKS DID, IN FACT, ENCOURAGE THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE TO FUND FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S KANSAS CITY VISIT TO THE TUNE OF $15K!!!

We took Councilman Brook's response back to a diverse cross-section of AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS and they provided this inside detail . . .

"Councilman Brooks is splitting hairs. He did push for the City Manager's office to fund Mayweather's appearance in Kansas City after talking with the Mayor's office to fund the local tour. It's a shame that the Councilman feels there's a need to be cagey about his lobbying activities."

Another TKC TIPSTER said . . .

"There's a lot you don't know about Pastor Brooks, Tony. This is just one example of his bad decision making when it comes to his office. Of course, Pastor Brooks pleaded his case for the Mayweather City Hall stipend. It's one of the few things he's done with his office during his tenure."

It's a shame that Councilman Brooks didn't take the opportunity to explain his involvement in the Mayweather event rather that choosing to quibble over details. This lack of transparency from his office has been noted in most of his interactions and criticized by constituents.

Also . . .

The appropriateness of this ask from Councilman Brooks has also come into question:

"I don't blame (City Manager) Troy (Schulte) for just handing over the money. It was an odd request from Councilman Brooks. Imagine one of your bosses coming into your office and asking for you to write them a check. That's exactly what happened. I would hope that the Councilman has more important priorities."

Again, to be fair and balanced and awesome, we need to note that as of this writing there has been no ruling on this odd bit of advocacy from Councilman Brooks by City Ethics officials.

However, it's also worth noting that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is listed as #31 on the Forbes Magazine 'Celebrity 100' ranking of highest paid entertainers. So, really, broke-ass Kansas City should have been asking this guy for a loan and not the other way around.

Again, our sources on this one are impeccable and it's only the lack of cooperation to get to the bottom of this issue from the office of Councilman Brooks that held up the reporting. Still, this story worked for Sunday and offers us an alternative perspective on the efforts of our Kansas City clergy who don't seem to understand the implications of their actions in the political world.

In conclusion, during the current City Council epoch we notice that our elected officials don't seem to want to answer questions in a transparent manner and are guided instead by their devotion to special interests. As always, the results of their actions leave Kansas City residents without much faith in their representatives and with less money.

DEVELOPING . . .

42 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Will Brooks now provide an accounting of the money he asked for?

Anonymous said...

3:32, great idea, but be realistic. Councilman Brooks answers to no one. Anyone who goes to his subordinate, who just happens to control the checkbook, and demands money, isn't going to be transparent.

So TKC, who was the indicted East Side activist? I know the pool of candidates is large, but I'm going to guess...
Ron Hunt?

Anonymous said...

Another classic example of why local politicians should never be trusted with local control of the police department. They're all corrupt, even those calling themselves "Pastor". This is just the latest example of local political corruption.

Orphan of the Road said...

cue Paul Kelly, Stealing In The Name of the Lord...

Anonymous said...

Actually of course, Councilman Brooks DOESN'T have more imporant things to do., he'd be in If he did, he'd be very much involved with organizations and individuals in his district who are trying to work more closely together and with the police to get the thugs out of their neighbrhoods.
Instead, it's the same old east side idea of getting elected to something so that you can shake down businesses and government so you can pass out money to family and friends.
So much for new leadership and actual public service on the east side.
The residents might as well stick with the grifters and deadbeats they already have.
And 93 homicides so far this year and young people running wild on the Plaza.
Seems like plenty for the elected officals to do!

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait for the KCMO council to campaign for local control of the police department.
Look at all those contributions for community picnics and block parties!
But where were the usual grifters? Guess $15 grand is too small a sum to attract them.

chuck said...

Nice job Tony.

Maybe Pastor Brooks can get the big chickenshit (Floyd) to fight Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather is as big a fraud as the grifters on the East Side when it comes to dodging hard decisions.

Anonymous said...

Maybe another recall of a city council person is needed. This is such a WASTE of money that the city should not be spending, why.....cause they don't have it.

Troy should grow a pair and tell these council people NO when it comes to this type of expenditure

Anonymous said...

Skylines owner has some connections....councilman brooks getting mayweather there for him with the city footing the bill. And he gets approved for off duty police officers....really? A club? Why can skylines have off duty on Saturday night when Tom Fooleries on the plaza got their off duty pulled?

Superdave said...

Brooks and Mayweather?

Just who is the biggest phoney?

Anonymous said...

They've all learned at the feet of Rev's Jackson and Sharpton. Nigs know three colors, black, white and GREEN, well four really when they gotta wear the ORANGE jumpsuit in prison.

Anonymous said...

5:29, I'd forgotten about that mess with off duty KCPD. They're not allowed to work off duty in bars and clubs. But one day, the owner of Skyline requested some off duty officers for security. He was told no, it's against policy. Club owner makes call to the Chief and Ta Da! Club Skyline gets off duty KCPD officers.

I don't blame Troy Schulte in this instance. When one or two (if the mayor was involved) and maybe more of your bosses demand cash for their pet projects, your choice is either pay or pack up. With other pressing issues, I'd rather see Schulte stick around to work on them.

Let's vote grifters like Jermaine Reed and Michael Brooks and any others OUT and get some decent leadership in for a change. Pastor Brooks, you should be ashamed. And you and Club Skyline should pay the money back!

Anonymous said...

NFUE, every time.

Anonymous said...

I think Jason Kander should run everything. He is the best.

Anonymous said...

Who is this Pastor Brooks guy?

I like the cut of his jib!

Anonymous said...

@5:29>> All those off duty KCPD cops are black brothers!!! No "WHITEY's" allowed.

Anonymous said...

Hell, anyone can be a "pastor" or a "reverend" nowadays. There are places online that you can go to, pay your $50.00 and SHHHHAAAAZZZZAAAMMMM, your a true voice for GOD and the black folk!!! True story,, look it up!

Anonymous said...

Tell Councilman Brooks that I will do an appearance for $10K, there by savings the City $5K.

Anonymous said...

KCMO needs a fresh government! PERIOD
A government body that will never sell out their voters for personal gain and self interest, we all know that will never happen, so with that in mind...In your own opinion are you proud to live here?....honestly? and if you arent then why are you still here?

Anonymous said...

10:07 The real people of KC dont give a shit what happens here, if they did it would never be like this.

Mayor Sly no pun intended) said...

10:17 what does "here" mean? here on this blog? or here in this city?

Anonymous said...

KC sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's why I MOVED my family to a safer city...Detroit is amazing:)

Anonymous said...

Does he give back his share of the etax for money earned while working in KCMO?

Anonymous said...

The two east side figures are Ron Hunt and Ossco Bolton. Great job Tony oh one more thing Floyd just got out of jail for domestic violence.

Anonymous said...

If Chuck was walking and stopped too fast, he would have to have Super Dave's head surgically removed from his ass.

Anonymous said...

I am pissed my fasmily reside in his district and was instrumental in helping thus man get elected. After the. election we faced numerous challenges and this man never once stopped by to say what can I do to help.

Needless to say karma is a b----- wait until the next election he will not get the opportunity to solicit votes on my back. Corrupt Corrupt giving money to a night while others in your district suffer. What man of God would do such a thing....

Anonymous said...

So I guess it is safe to say that the rumors floating around the black community about Ron Hunt having pictures and emails and info about the good reverend cheat with some woman he was stalking down in Texas is true. This was City funded hush money. He should be kicked our of office for betraying the publics trust. Ossco Bolton was the one who picked up the check.

Anonymous said...

Councilman Brooks, no, Pastor Brooks, no, NIGGER Brooks, yes, that's more like it!!

Anonymous said...

Heard a runmor that this deal was hush money to ensure that some affair Pastor was having didn't get revealed. Lady friend contacted Hunt to help her get back at him. ???? Some more sextexting or internet activity?? Was it done at City Hall? Oh that couldn't be the case since he hardly ever shows up for meetings or his JOB!!!

Anonymous said...

Time for the Kansas City clueless to realize that hiring ministers as their City Council rep is a bad idea. Like always, the incredibly stupid will continue to believe that these people love the Lord and them too! Quit being conned by the religious, sneaky, self-serving clergy. It's always about money and it's always about your money. Where in Kansas City can my soul seek salvation without the discussion of money?

Anonymous said...

Tindall, Miles and Harzfeld just found a new brother in Christ! Crooks and hooks in the pulpit. Saving souls just ain't good enough.

Story at 11:00!

Anonymous said...

Ron Hunt is not a leader. He's a drug dealling felon! Herein lies the problem in the Black community!

Anonymous said...

No, the problem in the black community is NIGGERS!!

Anonymous said...

Agree, 3:39pm. That's exactly the problem. How do we correct it?

Anonymous said...

Pastor Brooks will never place another election sign on my property. I can't wait to see his face when I say hell no.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Brooks will never place another election sign on my property. I can't wait to see his face when I say hell no.

Anonymous said...

Brooks gets elected and within a few weeks leases a new Lexus, a car that costs more than he makes as a councilman. He has not shown fiscal responsibility since the beginning.

He is never in the office. When he does attend committee meetings, his contributions are paltry and often idiotic. He doesn't understand much of what is going on around him. But he knows how to get cash to Ron Hunt!

The east side will continue to get corrupt representation as long as we elect the Terry Rikeys, Sharon Sanders Brooks, and Michael Brooks of the city. It's time for our side of the city to wise up! No more garbage for council!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe the crap that is spewed on here. Brooks has done nothing but good while in office. I wonder why there is never any attention given to that. Anyone who believes Brooks is working with Ron Hunt is totally misguided. Hunt personally work against his in the last election.

Anonymous said...

8:36, in this case, the story and most of the copies are true. The reason no one talks about the "good" Brooks has done is because he hasn't done any! He is lazy and arrogant. He collects a $62k* salary for showing up a few hours a week. You only need to watch him at a committee meeting to know the guy is an idiot. The one thing he is good at is getting city freebies and cash for his buddies like Ron Hunt. And maybe Hunt worked against Brooks in the last election, but Hunt is always where the money is, and so he's hanging with Brooks now.
Brooks has delivered nothing for his district. He should not be re-elected.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to me that nothing has been mentioned about whether or not the promoters for the event were contacted and verified Brooks' involvement or not...well I guess that wouldn't happen when the blogger isn't concerned about reporting information correctly...guess he is ready to have to defend (and loose) another slander/defamation suit!

Anonymous said...

BTW, how could one give an accounting for money that was never disbursed for this event at Councilman Brook's request or anyone elses...I guess the ignorant like to remain so as displayed here by the unintelligent comments regarding race, religion, etc.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Councilman.