TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! READ THE PHASE II RECALL REED PETITION!!!
Once again Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed faces a recall effort.
It's no secret that a great deal of antipathy has been aimed at Kansas City's youngest Council dude during the course of his brief tenure. However, this effort seems to have renewed vigor and a greater knowledge of the recall process to guide their second try. Last night TKC BROKE NEWS of this recall effort and cited more than a few reasons it should be taken seriously.
To wit . . .
ORGANIZERS SAY THAT "PHASE II OF THE RECALL REED" EFFORT STARTS TODAY!!!
Now, in order to kick an elected official out of office in Kansas City there has to be some legal cause according to the City's Charter . . . GIVEN THAT TKC HAS THE FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE PETITION DOCUMENT . . . Here's a glimpse at what I think might be the most important passage that could meet the recall threshold.
"Mr. Reed has been improperly influenced to support the development of the East Patrol Police Campus which has created a conflict of interest in that sponsors of his election campaign and his affiliation with special interest groups, has impeded his ability to work in the interest of neighborhoods within the Third District of Kansas City, MO. Mr. Reed has consistently sponsored, participated in and passed ordinances which are directly related to the East Patrol Development and in conflict of his duties to represent the interest of the community. Mr. Reed should have recused himself from serving on any committee or making any decisions concerning this project due to his long standing and documented ties with at least one Kansas City Missouri Police Commissioner and Kansas City, Missouri Police Board Champlain; and other special interest groups who contributed to his campaign; demonstrating questionable and potentially unethical and corrupting behavior . . ."
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PETITION DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY IF THAT KIND OF THING IS YOUR BAG, BABY!!!
Real talk, Mr. Reed recently demonstrated some standing with an assorted group of East Side Clergy as he touted minority hiring for The New Kansas City Police Department East Patrol Project . . .
Nevertheless . . . There is palpable discontent with Mr. Reed's leadership in Kansas City's urban core and the latest recall effort is an expression of this sentiment.
DEVELOPING . . .