Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY PUSHES CONTROVERSIAL EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO OUTSOURCE KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT JOBS!!!



Here's the RAGE among the rank and file denizens of Kansas City's Fire Department that threatens local jobs.

Check it:

AFTER AN EARLY DEFEAT . . . MAYOR SLY IS MAKING IT A PERSONAL AND EMERGENCY PRIORITY TO OUTSOURCE KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT JOBS!!!

This time the KCFD rank & file is getting a good look at the Mayor's particular brand of "win at all costs" politics . . .



This story is interesting for a lot of reasons but mostly because it turns KCMO preconceived notions upside down . . . Here's what this tale is telling us:

- Rather than do any research, the newspaper has stopped printing anything negative about the Mayor

- TKC is actually very supportive of rank & file KCFD

- Mayor Sly is clearly working at the behest of power brokers and not thinking about the implications for workers further down the food chain.

As always . . .

CHECK THE FIRST, EXCLUSIVE AND AWESOME TESTIMONY ON THIS MOVE FROM BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTERS!!!

Here's the word:

Sly Controls The Council . . . Schulte Runs The Fire Department

The fight to keep local jobs for the KCFD billing department has had some serious consequences. Seems that Mayor James was so infuriated that his plan to outsource the jobs to a company in Florida fell through, he reintroduced the failed Ordinance 140208 through the Finance and Ethics Committee himself.

This Week's Agenda

Legislation: #140208

To ensure he gets what he wants, Sly also fired Councilman Sharp from Finance and Ethics and replaced him with Wagner. Payback to Sharp for doing the right thing and exposing this bad deal.

Do you think Kansas City's citizens would be ok with all of their private identification and medical info being handed over to this company?
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Again, here's the summary of the ordinance that's earning a strange bit of interest from Kansas City's Mayor:

#140208: Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into a contract with Advanced Data Processing, Inc., a subsidiary of Intermedix Corporation, to perform emergency medical services billing for the City’s ambulance services (Contract #EV1830); estimating revenue in the amount of $130,770.00 and appropriating it from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Ambulance Services Fund; and recognizing an emergency.
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Developing . . .

46 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sly is finally getting his hands dirty.

This won't end well.

Anonymous said...

It seems that you think that the KCFD is the department that specializes on hiring unqualified family and friends.
That would be KCPS, city hall, the Jackson County Courthouse, and COMBAT.
Let's please try to keep the grifters straight.

Anonymous said...

So the taxpayers should spend extra money so that a few peoples cushy jobs are protected? With that said I doubt the mayor is doing this for the good of the taxpayer, more likely some other payoff for him.

Anonymous said...

Sly James is exactly like Barrack Obama and it goes beyond both being simply black. It is that both are the supreme protected class and nothing they do can ever be questioned. If you do, you're racist and God help you if that label sticks.

Anonymous said...

Can we outsource the mayor's job?

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Sly! Remember who votes in KC.

Anonymous said...

No brainer. In one year, after the private company has collected much, much, more than the KCFD people, Sly is going to look like a genius.

Every community that goes to private EMS billing services has had a significant windfall. The private company hires billing experts; whereas, none of the KCFD employees have the education or experience to perform this highly technical job.

Anonymous said...

8:12 you are so full of shit! They hire collection outfits who pay people minimal wages plus a percent of what they collect to sit on a phone all day calling you and every person who knows you till you pay up. Increase in collecting past dues is not always and as a rule not close to a windfall. After the collection group takes their cut of the money collected, the group owed the amount receives less.

Anonymous said...

8:18. You'll see. It is a fact. They don't pay minimum wages, they pay market wages to billing professionals. They charge KCMO a percentage of the bills collected. The more they collect, the more they receive.

Keep drinking the union Kool-Aid, but the facts will speak for themselves.

More revenue + less expenses = good for taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

So it is saving the city money? Why would anyone be against it?

Anonymous said...

I didn't know clerical workers were in the ff union?

Anonymous said...

Why are we sending jobs out of state?

Anonymous said...

8:27 you retard don't tell me how they work. I lease space to one such company I know very well how they work.

Plus you can't read either they will be doing all the billing for which they will be paid very well for. It's not just about collections. They will take a chuck out of all money received. Overland Park Fire has had issues with this company and my inside source tells me they will not renew with them.

Anonymous said...

hey 8:27 which of the Mayors flunkies are you?

Anonymous said...

This company is being sued as we speak. Should be fun to watch the city defend that.

Anonymous said...

8:44. You may know how their office space works, but you are obviously ignorant of how they collect bills.

Most of the suburbs have gone to private billing and have had nothing but positive experiences.

Sure, they get approximately 10% of what they collect. Overland Park won't bring it back in-house, they'll just find a new company.

Anonymous said...

Why is every ordinance an emergency these days? Does the city not plan appropriately?

Anonymous said...

It's an emergency so we can slip it through before anyone finds out!

Anonymous said...

Ok 9:04 is not correct people and has to be a city person of some sort. Nobody is going to go to bat like that with out an iron in the fire.

Anonymous said...

9:07 and 9:10 are both right it's how Sly gets what he wants. they have no discussions this way. We the people can't ask questions and make demands. Then the city puts an asshole like 9:04 and their other posts to work trying to sell you all how great it is.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

I thought all the chimps were back in their cages at the "Zoo".

Anonymous said...

We are gonna pay 138k to move jobs out of state? How is that good business? Go Troy!

Anonymous said...

9:19. No, just did a little research after the hubbub awhile back. Google is a wonderful thing and only takes five or ten minutes to see how the billing works.


I'm naturally suspicious when the union fights so strongly for something they really shouldn't care about.


Make no doubt about it, this is a power play. Sly vs. the union. Good business decision, but not a great tactic by calling it an "emergency".

Anonymous said...

What union? They aren't firefighters.

Anonymous said...

They're not. They're in local 500 which is the city employees union

Anonymous said...

See above, overland park fire is having problems! You're an idiot

Anonymous said...

This is like the Toy Train, one asshole on here trying to tell all how good it is for them.

Anonymous said...

Lets just out source the whole fucking city then.

Then assholes like 9:19 would be out of a job.

Anonymous said...

Mast collected money. It was in the numbers. Wheres the money now? The city doesn't know how to run ems so the have to outsource. Then they can blame other company for no money.

Anonymous said...

Dude don't do that! You just scared the shit outta me. I had to scroll up to see if I still had a job.

Anonymous said...

Word has it Miss Sweaty Pig Pie is dating Sly on the side.

Anonymous said...

Back to work. 311 how may we help you?

Anonymous said...

Outsource them. We don't need a bunch of fat nigger bitches drawing a city salary and pension.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if any are left but when MAST merged with KCFD they also kept all the MAST billers/collectors--it was part of the deal.

Just another way KCFD broke emergency medical services in this city.

Anonymous said...

Sly's true nigger is coming out! He's just ANOTHER crooked stealing nigger like he daddy Obama!

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Dear angry poster,
Have you taken a stroll lately? It is turning out to be quite a lovely spring.

Mr. Tony,
Mayor Sly is out of his league as he tries to manage our city. The only good that I can see regarding this I'll conceived move is that we can take a thorough look at the actual function of our ambulances.
A large chunk (over 80%) is for non-emergency transport. Doctor appointments and clinical visits for patients unable to get to these services on their own. Privately owned and operated ambulances should be brought back into the city to offer these services.

Anonymous said...

Fucking Libertarian

Anonymous said...

We need an outside person to come in and fix this city. It's too corrupted internally. We need someone with no ties to any kc business or firms.

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so Sly...more grifters!!

Anonymous said...

MAST was Schultes turd sandwich. The buck with KCFD stops with him. Fire that crooked SOB.

Anonymous said...

You calling me an asshole!?!
Who the fuck do you think I am, mother fucker?!
You don't know me fool.
YOU CROSSED THE LINE FUCK HEAD!

elBryan said...

Sly James will be reelected but hopefully we can elect council members who will say NO to him. I have to imagine that every At-Large seat is threatened, because the northland and south kc were screwed over by every council member who supports funding via TDD. (Hint: all of them)

Anonymous said...

Miss Piggy Pie...fuck you cunthole bitch.

Anonymous said...

Sly seems to be forgetting who helped him get elected in key areas - especially one area - of the city. Had they not helped Burke would have beat him. Sly must have found someone with more juice to pimp for. Hummmm could be interesting to watch. Watch is what we'll do because we've figured out there's not much we can do but watch them run the city into the ground with debt. Who will be the saviour? I wonder.

Anonymous said...

Overland Park renewed its contract with the company for a five-year term, so the problems must not be that bad!