TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT SURPRISES CITY HALL WITH MORE THAN $7 MILLION OF UNEXPECTED OVERTIME!!! BUSTED BUDGET SHORTFALL NOW TOPS $24 MILLION!!!
Promises of cuts, layoffs and belt tightening from the Kansas City Fire Department have been heretofore unfulfilled as the KCFD now burns through City Hall cash at record levels.
To wit . . .
THE MOST KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US THAT SURPRISE KCFD OVERTIME TOTALS MORE THAN $7 MILLION AS OF LATE!!! THIS PRICEY SUM PUSHES THE CURRENT CITY HALL BUDGET SHORTFALL OVER $24 MILLION!!!
Tragically, this burn rate is moving a lot quicker than the drastic decrease in local fires throughout the metro area.
Meanwhile . . . City Hall workers deal with the perma-hiring-freeze as KCFD refuses any layoffs.
The bigger picture here is simple . . .
THERE IS NO KANSAS CITY PENSION OR LABOR COMPROMISE @ CITY HALL AS KCFD NEW ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 1/3 OF RISING CITY HALL PENSION DEBT!!!
Don't worry, another ask is soon on the table . . . And yes, we know about the former fire dude running for Council in the Northland against Dick Davis because that's such a lively part of town.
Developing . . .