Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! SNEAK PEEK AT KANSAS CITY'S UPCOMING APRIL BALLOT!!!



The upcoming April election looks like it will be jam packed with charter changes and proposals . . .

There was a hint that a RECALL COUNCIL DUDE BROOKS petition might start up again but the man chicken escapades of our favorite preaching Council Dude have destroyed our faith in that . . . And just about everything else.

Anyhoo . . .

CHECK OUT CHARTER CHANGES DIVIDED UP INTO MORE THAN A FEW BALLOT QUESTIONS!!!

Previously, Mayor Sly had just bundled everything into one ordinance . . .

Now voters have even more choices.

Check it:

Here's the most important issue we've identified so far . . .

#140058: a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to eliminate at-large Council districts and provide for 12 Council districts reducing the number of Council members presented to each voter from seven to one . . .

NOTICE THE SWITCH IN LANGUAGE THAT OFFERS A TALKING POINT FOR OPPOSITION PREVIEWED EXCLUSIVELY HERE ON TKC!!!

Remember the insiders previewed the "representation" argument regarding voting on out of district at-large council members FIRST on TKC and now it's part of the ballot language.

More . . .

A question of timing . . .

#140057: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to change election dates from late February and late March to early April and late June and beginning terms of office on August 1 . . .

The Kansas City Troy Clause . . .

#140059: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to allow dismissal of the City Manager by the Mayor as well as by nine members of the City Council . . .

Call this one a workaround . . .

#140060: Questions amending the Charter of Kansas City updating financial reporting and procedures; providing for submission of the annual budget by the City Manager to the Mayor and Council based on a required five-year financial plan; expressly permitting the Mayor to work with other governments if the interests of the City can also be advanced; renaming recognized emergency ordinances as ordinances with an accelerated effective date; and permitting elected officials to serve in non-City appointive positions not inconsistent with their public office

One more health measure that should pass easily . . .

#140061: A question amending the Charter of Kansas City to modify the number of required City departments and to require the existence of a Health Commission
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Look for a lively Springtime debate and Kansas City Democracy becomes a bit more complicated and locals will most likely make Mayor Sly even stronger.

Developing . . .

50 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, are you calling 15% turnout or better?

Don't count on it.

Anonymous said...

Not unless they are giving away something. Like beer.

Anonymous said...

People need to get out and vote the time has come to take our town back from the greedy hands it had fallen into.

Anonymous said...

And the KCI petition?

Byron Funkhouser said...

I love the way 1400058 is worded.

Anonymous said...

It makes no difference how it is worded, it's none of your god damn business.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I wonder how people running for an at-large seat decide which one to run for. I suppose they just pick the one they think they can win. I don't see how this is representative democracy.

Anonymous said...

140058 says "Should the Charter of Kansas City be amended by eliminating at-large Council members and establishing 12 Council districts reducing the number of Council members presented to each voter from seven to one, effective with the next term?"

Who wrote this? Is this an example of quality of work coming out of the city? I'd like to be presented "candidates", not one council member. Someone needs to learn how to express them-self verbally.

Anonymous said...

Byron, as a public service for those just visiting, I'll tell you how the at large seats work. You must live in that particular district but voters from throughout the city have the opportunity to vote for you.

Anonymous said...

8:40 Kinda like Hillary going to New York.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Why should people throughout the city decide who represents a particular district? Shouldn't they decide who represents them?

I'm a gypsy. I've been every where. I may be living in Kansas City, some day.

Anonymous said...

You move to KC and you can for sure kiss your welfare shit good bye

Anonymous said...

You are a deadbeat bum! You could probably kiss your teeth-tooth good bye also

Anonymous said...

If a kid is throwing a tantrum for more candy, you don't give them a snickers. Yet here you tards are, giving a well known and blatant troll what he wants: your replies. You suckers.

Byron Funkhouser said...

My Federal Social Security check will be direct deposited into my checking account, no matter where I live. The only thing I can't do is leave the country.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 9:11

They can't ignore me, because its too important to them to insult me, & otherwise, tell me I'm wrong.

I keep telling them: Please ignore me.

Anonymous said...

He's like the rabbit and the briar patch.

Of course you can't leave the country, nobody else would pay your way!

Anonymous said...

Where this started:
http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2010/05/breaking-tkc-commenter-claims-hes-mayor.html

Anonymous said...

Yes you are right 9:22 and Tony has not since had the balls to stop it.

Byron Funkhouser said...

You can also find 9:22's link by checking my profile.

Just for shits & giggles, someone should ask Jeff Roe if he thinks I'm who I claim to be.

Remember Gloria, gushing that he was the best political consutant in the world?

Byron Funkhouser said...

The real question is, who will stop this eco-devo nightmare that you all are living? Who will stand against Sly James & his band of renown? You know, before its too late.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I remember all your "news" on Brooks. All the "power players" and "insiders" who were, of course, full of themselves - or just never existed in the first place.

And who could forget all your POLITICAL INSIDERS!!! who as it turned out were wrong - or, again, just never existed.

And there was the breathlessly "reported" petition drive against Jermaine Reed, where, of course, you said "I think the numbers could add up in a matter of less than 3 weeks." Well here we are a year later.

Gosh it's like there is always more and it is always worse, given the level of dis- and non-information.

Go get some facts.

Chet Marrson said...

9:22 if you read that story and then break it down to go along with how Byron acts here, you see the pattern of just who he probably really is.

Sweet and simple we all need to send messages to TKC saying we are sick of this, the so called things about Mayor Funkhouser was made public and that now with Mark gone there is no reason for this type of behavior by this person to continue here.

Anonymous said...

9:11: You are so right, and yet Byron is like a bad accident. You don't really want to watch it happen and yet you can't turn your eyes away from it. You keep thinking he can't write anything more inane and yet he does. He's like one of those idiot savants except for the savant part. And Tony's not going to stop him because Byron doubles TKC's hits.

Anonymous said...

Agree 9:35

Byron Funkhouser said...

"Probably really is" *heavy sigh*.

Why is it so impossible that I am who I say I am? You all have been reading too many conspiracy books.

Again, ask Jeff Roe. I'll bet you a dollar that their meeting with him was about, what they should do about me. I know that at least our sister was watching all of this from the sidelines. She 'liked' the Facebook page about the Schools First Initiative. Funny coincidence she 'liked' just before MD Alam 'liked' it.

Anonymous said...

9:38 BINGO! Tony is loving this Idiot!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Tony would probably rather we debated the merits of the ballot initiatives. But, then eventually free speech reduces itself to everyone screaming STFU!

These at large seats are about denying suffrage.

I know, you vote for my mayor & I'll vote for your mayor. That's reasonable, right? Why shouldn't people in Kansas City have a say in who represents the people of Clarksburg?

Oh wait, we don't elect our mayor. The council elects our mayor who has no power & is only the spokesman & master of ceremonies for public events. We have a city manager who is competent & doesn't need a coven of assistants. He just does mundane things like keep the streets clear of snow & regularly repaved, condemns & demolishes abandoned houses, works to bring industry to the city.

You probably need a strong mayor who's not afraid to dream the big dreams, new airport, streetcar, new hotel, etc. Sort of like the ancient pharaohs building pyramids. Completely worthless legacy markers.

These ballot initiatives are clearly agenda driven.

Anonymous said...

At large seats look at for the good of the city as a whole, not just neighborhood pockets.

Also, to fire the city manager, can the mayor do that on his own, or is it the mayor plus nine? Either way, that POS needs to go.

Anonymous said...

I like Byron better than Pastor Brooks!

Anonymous said...

WTF was all that shit about? Come on Tony stop this shit

Byron Funkhouser said...

It was about how ridiculous (you know, worthy of ridicule) the at-large seats are.

Anon 10:11, is that why the neighborhoods feel they have been neglected? The good of the city is to acknowledge that neighborhoods are the city.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your neighbors all hate your ass. That's why none are there visiting with you.

Abcnkc said...

In District or At Large representatives makes no difference. City Hall forgot about the Northland neighborhoods they annexed in 1950 long ago.

They have new sparkly things to look at elsewhere.
And only do things for us when the Feds make them.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this city is so corrupt. I can't wait to move.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Ms. 10:28

Why would you be sure my neighbors all hate my ass? We have a nice neighborhood where everyone looks out for each other. My neighbors like me just fine, & I like them. The middle class thinks its a rough neighborhood, so they don't come here. We don't miss them. We have five inches of fresh snow. Ah, my wife is waking. I'll visit with her for awhile.

Anonymous said...

I see Bishop Finn Byron, the wife beating, pedo is yapping today.

Anonymous said...

Hell she will go back to sleep to escape you probably after hitting bong for a few minutes.

Anonymous said...

You mean in short I live in an area full of lazy assholes like me that the rest of the town can't stand. That all my neighbors are stoned on something all the time and have no clue we are here. Yup sounds just like drug ghettos around here.

Anonymous said...

LOL at "forgot the Northland"

The Northland gets and gets and gets and does nothing for the city but whine and whine and whine.

Enjoy your soon to be new airport, new interchanges on 169, new roads, culdesacs, streetlights, sewers, electric grid, highways, Choutuea widening, Briarcliff TIF, Zona Rosa infrastructure, unused highways and underroads, your sidewalks, curbs and storm water handling, your well maintained but still unused parks, etc. etc. etc.

Suburbs = leeches think they are the host animal.

Northland suburbs = tapeworms that are pissed they don't get to eat everything

Anonymous said...

The City Charter sucks, has been a disaster and those who wrote the City Charter should be tarred and feather then paraded down Pershing!

Abcnkc said...

12:36

Good points, but that's all new stuff driven by developers. Most of it doesn't effect us in the older neighborhoods. We don't have many sidewalks (don't need them for the most part). Lot's of homes still don't have sewers since the annexation promises, and widening Chouteau is to get heavy trucks from the NE to I 35 (no new development).

We do get basic snow removal, predictable trash pickup, and police/fire services like most of KC. And we do have good parks, good NKC schools, pride in our owner occupied homes, and less violent crime than most. It is a good place to live.

All I'm saying is that the at-large reps are easily drawn away by any new carrot and in the 56 years I've lived up here it seems the in-district reps are always running for their next political office. I don't think changing the charter will change anything.

Anonymous said...

I, for one, will not be voting to give the Office of Mayor more power.

Anonymous said...

3:18 with the first sensible, well thought out tkc comment post in years.

Anonymous said...

It's OR 10:11, and Schulte is a POS.

Problem is, his successor will be a political tool. If it means all the crap at assistant city managers get their walking orders, it's a good thing.

They will never get Obannon. That POS is a game player that personifies why government sucks.

Flint Lock said...

Where is that cheebye, Byron ? I'm waiting to trash that wife beater.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he died Flint so don't wake him

Byron Funkhouser said...

Flint Lock, you sheep fucking pervert. I'm not a wife beater. I think everyone can see that you're the trash.

Anonymous said...

Flint Lock avatar =funny
Crazy man avatar = White man with rifle that killed Indians.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'd say it's a tie at best Byron.