Friday, June 06, 2014

Amid City Hall Hiring Freeze: Kansas City Mayor Sly's Office Outgrows 29th Floor



While City Hall is cutting back and a hiring freeze remains in effect, Mayor Sly's entourage support staff just keep bigger.

Critics of Mayor Sly James remind readers that the Mayor’s office is operating 10% over budget.

Moreover . . .

KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY NOW HAS SOOOOOOO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FOR HIM THAT THEY DON'T ALL FIT INTO HIS OFFICE ON THE 29TH FLOOR!!!

Other departments are now making room for "The Mayor's people" who come with higher salaries and keep horrible hours . . . Mostly reading this blog and lamenting that their boss isn't as cool as he was back in 2012.

Anyhoo . . . The Mayor Sly employment boom is a big deal to City Hall workers who notice "culture of fear" that now dominates 12th & Oak thanks to a Mayor who plays "win at all costs" politics and seems to be enjoying his nearly unquestioned power @ City Hall. .

Developing . . .

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe they call that large and in charge...

RealTKCHeadlines said...

BREAKING!!! I MUST LOVE UNPROVEN AND UNSOURCED ALLEGATIONS!!! I MAKE UP AND REPEAT SO MANY OF THEM!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up McGurk.

Anonymous said...

@10:50 - That's no McGurk. That's Mensa boy. He means well, he will soon be working for ADR anyway and will enjoy the life of a consultant. We love you Russ. Happy trails!

Point of order said...

The Mayor's office 10% over budget is a fact.

Look at the budget:

https://data.kcmo.org/Budget/Current-Line-Item-Budget/57j6-gdqi

Anonymous said...

For 4 decades city hall has been sneaking changes, revisions and ordinances that have given the mayor and council more and more power and less and less scrutiny. This shit needs to be undone.

Anonymous said...

You're confusing growth capital expenditures with standard debenture cost actualization there, 10:55. Go play accountant with daddy"s jelly beans or something.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
The real shame will come when these unemployable grifters get real city hall jobs in other departments.
They will start snuffling around for safe places to jump when they know for sure that Sly is out the door. Happens all the time.

Anonymous said...

11:02 - Russ, remember that you are not smarter than everyone. In fact, that's why you couldn't get elected to be dog catcher at the end of your term.

The Mayor's office is over budget and your accountant jargon can't fix it this time.

Anonymous said...

Can one of them answer what the Mayor's views are of unsolicited bulk e-mail?

Anonymous said...

Understanding Sylvester James, born December 9, 1951

Sagittarius About Your Sign...
Sagitarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy traveling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.
Sagitarians are usually modest and are often religious, with a strong sense of morality, though they tend to overemphasize the ethical codes they follow and worship beliefs about God rather than God Himself. This means that, negatively, they regard rigid, unloving, intolerant adherence to ritual and conventional codes as more important than the truths they symbolize or embody. They sometimes pay lip service to religions and political parties in which they have ceased to believe because the outward forms satisfy them, yet they may not hesitate to switch allegiance in politics or change their system of belief if they see personal advantage to themselves in doing so.
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If their marriages are successful, they will be faithful spouses and indulgent parents; but their innate restlessness will inspire them to use even the most satisfying ménage as a base from which to set out on their travels. They need to feel free and are often faced with the choice of allowing their careers to take over their lives at the expense of the love of their spouse and family.
In other personal relationships they are reliable, seldom betraying any trust given to them. They can, however, be impulsively angry and both male and female Sagitarians know how to be outspoken and exactly what expressions will hurt their adversaries most. On the other hand they are magnanimous in forgiving offenses and are responsible when looking after the elderly in the family.

Anonymous said...

Their gifts fit Sagitarians for a number of widely differing professions. They are natural teachers and philosophers with a talent for expounding the moral principles and laws which seem to explain the universe. This gift enables them to be successful churchmen on the one hand and scientists on the other. The law and politics also suit them, as does public service, social administration, public relations and advertising. Travel and exploration naturally appeal to such restless souls and, if their opportunities are limited, they may find something of travel and change of scene in the armed forces or through working as a traveling salesman. Others may make fine musicians and, in the days before automobiles, they were said to be successful at horse trading and all activities, including sporting ones, concerning horses. This has been translated in modern terms into an interest in cars and aircraft - and again with emphasis on the sporting side racing, rallying etc. They are said to make good sports coaches, but their tastes in this direction may lead them into imprudent gambling, though the gambling instinct may be sublimated by carrying it out professionally as a bookmaker.
The vices to which Sagitarians are prone are anger they tend to flare up over trifles; impatience - they want to rush every new project through immediately and demand too much of colleagues who cannot work at the pace they require; and scorn of the inadequacies of others while expecting fulsome recognition of their own efforts. They may in one sense deserve recognition, because in completing a major project they will sacrifice their health and family relationships; in their family's eyes they may merit condemnation.
They can be exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place; and boastful, vulgar and extravagant in their private lives. Their restlessness, if excessive, can jeopardize more than their own stability. some Sagitarians risk becoming playboys, wasting their lives away in frivolous pursuits. Others can develop a moralizing, religious fanaticism or else turn into hypocrites, their inner prudishness disguised by an outward appearance of joviality. Another side of the religiosity which is a danger in Sagitarians is superstition.
Possible Health Concerns...
Sagittarius governs the hips, thighs and sacral area; subjects suffer from ailments of the hips and thighs and are liable to sciatica and rheumatism. An alleged deficiency of silicon in their physiques can give them poor skin, nails and hair.

Anonymous said...

10:54: Mensa boy'd better get a job. That way, when he loses it, he'll be able to get unemployment compensation. A consultant only gets to stay on if he gets results, and, well, you know... .

Screwed Yourselves said...

The citizens of Kansas City voted the clown into office, and when you do that...

You get what your deserve and deserve what you get.

The real question is...Will they be gullible enough to do it again? I'm betting yes because Kansas Citians are STUPID. Why else would they put up with the BS coming out of their City Hall?

seanot said...

"...standard debenture cost actualization..." Sweet! 'Never seen those four words strung together in that order. 11:02, why don't you tell me what you think that means and I'll do my best to set you straight.

Anonymous said...

There was a guy self-actualizing on my street the other week. Cops came, zipped him up and took him away.

Anonymous said...

When is the next election for Mayor?

Anonymous said...

The Mayor is what he is !

Anonymous said...

The mayor is a drunk (with power as well as booze)

Anonymous said...

He better hire a few "helpers" for the reelection. If he gets started now he will only lose by five points.
Bye Bye Sly

Anonymous said...

Like Funkhouser, Sly is believing his own press(shit that it is)And once you do that...well it's pretty much doesn't matter.. now does it?