TKC TIPSTERS CONFIRMED!!! JACKSON COUNTY CATHY JOLLY INTRODUCTION TODAY AND EXCLUSIVE EXPLANATION OF HER SALARY DEAL!!!
Just a few moments ago The Star followed up TKC Blog Community news from LAST Week by reporting Cathy Jolly now working for Jackson County.
Jolly joins Sanders team
Sadly, no public comment is allowed.
Even worse, they didn't mention the PARKING LOT HOT MESS that created a stir given that everybody had to clear the way for connected lady politico.
Accordingly, we think that Kansas City's favorite political cutie deserves far more consideration.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS HAVE SENT EXCLUSIVE EXPLANATION OF THE DEAL THAT BROUGHT CATHY JOLLY TO THE COUNTY FOR A DISCOUNT PRICE!!!
As usual, Mike "Please Don't Fire Me, It's Expensive To Live In JoCo" Hendricks doesn't even offer half the story.
But credit where it's due, he did provide this one detail we had to sit on til just now . . .
Cathy Jolly is going to be taking down a paltry $45K for her work at the County.
Her schedule is going to be flexible at The County, around 21 hours, but she's not getting the sweetheart deal that a few financial hawks feared.
AND NOW THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY INSIDER DETAIL . . . Jackson County Administrative Officer Fred Siems is going to be curtailing his job duties and taking a trim in pay that corresponds with the Cathy Jolly hire.
Remember that Siems was part of a ruckus last year over salaries in the County Executive's Office.
So, with Siems scaling back and bringing Ms. Jolly into the fold . . . Insiders and supporters of County Exec Sanders are claiming a savings to the County of around $10-15K with an added benefit that both of these workaholics probably offer a lot more benefit to the County off the clock and by way of their extensive connections.
UPDATE: Still some insiders claim that The County Executive's budget it such an "abyss" that keeping track of salaries is nearly impossible . . . Again, look at Siems' job description and notice that his job duties include Assessment, Collection, Finance & Purchasing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Recorder Of Deeds . . . All of which reveal that cash to pay him could come from anywhere.
More Cathy Jolly Justification . . . Let's remember that she's a top voter getter in Kansas City, she has connections throughout the statewide level AND she's literally in bed with the City Council - Her hubby 6th District dude Scott Taylor. So it's not hard to argue her qualifications.
Still . . . There are still critics of this move who make valid points.
Will Cathy Jolly get along with Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams?
Crystal should play nice IF she expects anyone to take her "girl power" shtick seriously.Then again, Crystal is reportedly lashing out at everybody for her ELECTION FAIL last year - Despite the fact that she was running against this blog and not her opponent.
Certainly, these insider moves don't make most average taxpayers happy but there seems to be a method to the madness at the Courthouse right now as people the next level up talk about Jackson County Executive (and re-elected MO Democratic Party Chairman) Mike Sanders and his consideration for the Gov. Lite job..
DEVELOPING . . .