Friday, January 24, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MAYBE KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY ISN'T SO STRONG AFTER ALL?!?



A bit of good news this morning for Kansas City voters who feel that the Mayor's popularity might be exaggerated and actually stifling discourse @ City Hall . . .

MAYOR SLY LOST BIG YESTERDAY IN HIS LATEST POWER GRAB AIMED AT FIRING THE CITY MANAGER!!!

The best take on the topic we've seen so far:

KC INSIDER Seyz: "If you saw debate on charter amendment on his power, he made impassioned plea and got stuffed by Council."

Now, only the willfully naive or just straight up liars refuse to admit that Mayor Sly's Administration have their eyes set on taking out the City Manager.

What's even more interesting is that yesterday was the FIRST time the Council said NO to Mayor Sly in a very public smackdown that was burried by other news orgs.

KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS hinted at this division last Summer and now it seems to have come to pass . . .

Developing . .

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Think that's bad? I thought I saw Cindy crying after the vote.

Anonymous said...

I'm heartbroken, too!!! Mayor Sly has proven himself such a sold-out blow hard jackass tool, fancying himself the dandy dark darling of the power elite, there's just no fun anymore trolling TKC posts on him.

What's a troll to do?

Anonymous said...

Sly was right on this one. I choose democracy over an appointed city manager. Services suck because the City Staff is not subject to public accountability. The elected officials are just a sideshow under the current system.

Anonymous said...

There's no accountability because the elected folks would much rather play amateur developer, sociologist, and cut ribbons for glamour projects for fiascos like the streetcar than they would "govern" the city and be engaged in such boring issues are a street repair program.
You don't have to have direct reporting control to set a tone of expectations and performance standards, but you do have to know enough about what's going on to be effective.
When the elected people want something to happen in the city bureaucracy, they're perfectly capable of focusing and putting on the pressure.
The public doesn't manage the city; it elects 13 individuals who do.
And they don't.
You could have any organizational structure or titles that you want, but if you elect the kinds of folks who mostly appear on the council year after year, the results would be exactly what you have right now.
Take a look at how "accountable" the Streetcar Authority that Sly appointed is to the publc.

http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-painting-targets-special-prosecutor-012548049.html said...

This is so awesome. A picture George Zimmerman painted of that commie prosecutor Angela Curry.

http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-painting-targets-special-prosecutor-012548049.html

Anonymous said...

So you think Sly fighting to let the people vote on the charter was a bad deal? The council voted to keep it off the ballot. At least Sly was trying to give the people a chance to decide.

Anonymous said...

Sly is a Bully who finally has been stopped.

Anonymous said...

The City Manager does need to be fired. The agenda of this person is personal, and money has been held back for those purposes.

Anonymous said...

Sly got knocked the xxx out.

Anonymous said...

Cindy that was picture into your future enjoy your last days.

Anonymous said...

That the City Manager needs to go is beyond a doubt. However, letting the feckless counciltitans be responsible for doing a proper search isnt realistic either. Sadly, I dont have a solution where the needs if the citizens get served. Another example of the people getting what they pay for... They get nothing but more taxes and better pensions for the ruling class and the givernment bureaucracy.

Anonymous said...

This was a blatant power grab by Sly. Other than a lot of bluster and a huge spending spree, this mayor has done nothing. It was about time the Council stood up to him. Let's see if he punishes anyone.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what Byron think ?

Gazpacho said...

Sly is only good for taking orders from his bosses at the chamber. Anything more is too much and to complicated for him and his nincompoop staff.

Anonymous said...

Maybe KJ can write a rap tune about it?

run kids........it's BYRON said...

Nobody in their right mind would care that Byron thinks about anything. Other than the Missing and Exploited Children Organization.

Anonymous said...

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!
This is just the start of the collapse of the hype-inflated Sly James hot air balloon.
Budget realities and actual streetcar spending are right around the corner.
Where's the city auditor in all this?

Anonymous said...

this mayor is toast. that's all. good bye and let the door hit ya...

Inafunkaboutthefunk said...

Could it be that we need the Funk back? The City Auditor of the Century!!!! We want the Funk, we want the Funk... And his precious little wife too :)

Anonymous said...

This current council has been a bunch of sailors on shore leave - spending tax payers funds. See the following which grant $2.5 mm to a hand picked developer without no RFQ or process... This was approved by the council a week ago!

ORDINANCE NO. 140023

Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a funding agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri for blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area in the amount of $2,500,000.00.

WHEREAS, the Newbern Project is a multi-family housing development within the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area, as such area is proposed to be expanded by PIEA Resolution No. 1567; and

WHEREAS, completion of the Newbern Project will significantly contribute to blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to identify appropriate additional funding mechanisms to support completion of the Newbern Project; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a funding agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri for blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area in the amount of $2,500,000.00 from funds to be appropriated from the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri - Uptown Theater and Midtown Redevelopment Projects Midtown Business Interruption Fund.
Section 2. That the City Manager is authorized and directed to execute the funding agreement in substantially the form attached to this Ordinance with such changes and clarifications as are determined necessary by the City Manager.

Anonymous said...

Actually, this gang gives drunken sailors on shore leave a bad name. At least the sailors spend their own money!

Anonymous said...

Got news for you folks. The city manager does not need to go. We already have a strong mayor and the manager works for him.

Anonymous said...

@7:41pm is right.
It's just too bad that Sly doesn't use his clout to address important issues like publicsafety, street maintenance, and all the rest that actually impact the people who actually live in KCMO instead of greasing the insider deals for the developers, Chamber swells, and on nutty fiascos like the streetcar.
But you can fool enough of the people only so long and the bills are about to come due.