Monday, June 23, 2014

AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS CONFIRMED!!! ETHICS COMPLAINT HITS KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL!!!



Here's the latest shot in the Kansas City battle against the toy train streetcar . . .

KC Biz Journal: Ethics complaint alleges KC streetcar 'electioneering'

Remember we talked about this upcoming ethics complain on Friday . . .

DEETS . . .

"Dan Coffey, one of the leaders of Citizens for Responsible Government, said that organization filed the complaint Friday against the city, the City Council and Mayor Sly James.

Coffey said the 300-member organization was formed two years ago to combat the use of taxpayer dollars for Kansas City International Airport improvements without a public vote. He said the group was prompted to file the streetcar-related complaint by a Kansas City Business Journal article published last Thursday.

Sherry DeJanes, a leading streetcar opponent, characterized Burns & McDonnell's subcontract with Kansas City consulting firm Parson & Associates LLC as "a very thinly veiled attempt to get out there and be electioneering." She pointed to the timing of the door-to-door encounters as evidence of a desire to influence the vote."

UPDATE . . . Mayor: Streetcar ethics complaint 'just plain wrong'

Presser Text:

"The complaint alleges the City, Mayor James and the City Council were unethical when they allowed Burns and McDonnell to use taxpayer funds to perform electioneering activities for the upcoming Streetcar / TDD elections. CFRG believes public funds should not be used to further a political campaign sponsored and being sold to the public by the City, the Mayor and the City Council. This is an unethical and possibly illegal use of public funds."

AND HERE'S THE LINK TO THE OFFICIAL COMPLAINT SO YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF . . . ONLY ON TKC!!!

Developing . . .

37 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for them, but we must remind this crew that ethics complaint go to city hall to die. There are still some pending against Mayor Funkhouser. KCMO can be very selective about the complaints it hears.

Anonymous said...

A tempest in a teapot. Nothing will happen here at all....

Anonymous said...

Great when do the lynching comments start?

Anonymous said...

It was filed with the State, not the City, but "yeah", it will probably go nowhere. Coffey better be sure to file an amended complaint under his own name and not his committee's, or that will be the easy way to make it disappear. Ethics complaints have to be filed by a "natural person", not a committee.

Anonymous said...

Jason Parsons is a sell out. His new employers better keep a sharp eye on this mangy cat.

And the street car is total bullshit. Pretty much what to expect to come from the minds of Russ Johnson and his best buddy Sly James. Mensa my ass and James is just as ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

...and 2:41 chimes in early with an attempt to distract from the real issue, which is HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS being given to a firm for impartial surveys (yeah right) who has a significant stake in seeing the vote go a certain way.

The distraction tactics are so "playbook typical"...

Anonymous said...

Parson can lick some solid ass cum

Anonymous said...

NO.

Anonymous said...

The Missouri Ethics Commission's job is to protect those in power and harass those who challenge that power. KCMO can do anything they please and get by with it.

Anonymous said...

Lots of low information reactionaries here.

Ask Sherry's former clients how good her understanding of things like "laws" is...

Better yet, ask Dan Coffey what he "does" for a living.

Anonymous said...

...and 2:59 follows-up with another attempt at distraction. Let's not debate the issue, let's drag out tired personnel attacks.

At what point does the playbook become a historical tome relegated to a dusty shelf?

Anonymous said...

Just follow the money.

Anonymous said...

Yep! Good! http://youtu.be/uR7IGlye4VQ

Anonymous said...

Did not see the State doing anything after Sly refused to have the Water Dept audited. Not sure the State has any interest in helping the citizens of KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Apparently better than 2:59's understanding of grammar.

Anonymous said...

City Hall has no ethics and this is just another crooked KCMO political contract.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, it doesnt appear KC's media is doing anything about stuff over there at shitty hall.

Why?

The Real News said...

Because they want a media job or a consulting gig like Chris Hernandez too!!!

Anonymous said...

2:41 PM You have the right perspective. Lest we not forget his involvment in East Patrol project. The boy, Parsons, is an absolute idiot.

Anonymous said...

Sly didn't sell us out, he just loves his scotch!

P Bear said...
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Anonymous said...

Parson is smarter and more honest than DeJanes and Coffey combined.

Anonymous said...

Also, he's less batshit crazy.

Sad to see Mike Bushnell cast his lot in with those kinds of loonies. It's hard to have respect for anyone who casts their lot in with these yahoos. Just read the comments threads on any of these streetcar bait-posts and its easy to see what kind of fringe people are lined up against this.

Anonymous said...

Welcome grammar bitch !

Anonymous said...

Ahem! Should be:

"Welcome, Grammar Bitch!"


*comma usage and proper noun (nickname), also extra space between word and punctation...

Anonymous said...

2:59 does not realize attacking people who oppose the streetcar is not the same as explaining why we need a streetcar.

Anonymous said...

Nice try P Bear but you're still a pig in bear's clothing.

Anonymous said...

boo hoo

Anonymous said...

It looks as if there is a pro-train poster or two that is working overtime to distract readers.

Anyone with half a brain knows the tree/rope comments are just to stir up the natives.

Nice try pro-Toy Trainers......but your lame attempt to turn anti-Train sentiment on race is a FAIL.

Posting as a JOCO resident is too obvious. JOCO residents could care less what KCMO does. That's why they live in JOCO, to avoid stupid, wasteful, spending of tax dollars on projects like the Toy Train and a school system that graduates rapist, con's and future car jackers.

Anonymous said...

Says the guy who's platform is "hipsters, renters, toy train, boondoggle"

Nice try troll. Fortunately, we both know you can't vote on it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh! The anti anything league of loose park just realized who they got in bed with. Guess the "responsible citizens" from parkville and Shawnee county decided a toy train sucked but a crazy train was worth spending $20,000 dollars of suburban St. Louis money on.

Too late know, old brookside liberals, you just gave away your voice to 3 howling lunatics and an asshole gun nut northeast carpetbagger.

Anonymous said...

6:07 doesn't understand not liking the explanation, or even disagreeing with it, is not the same as not having an explanation - backed by an abundance of data, I might ass - provided, over and over, in many different formats, in many different venues.

Perhaps if you and your cohorts hadn't spent your neighborhood meetings shouting down people who dared disagree with you, or spent your time playing propaganda minister on facebook you might have been able to hear the data that was presented...

But since your mind was made up, you literally tried to drown out any information that didn't confirm your opinions with noise.

Now not even your own neighbors are listening...

Anonymous said...

All of Kansas City is listening and Slyvester is about to get a reality check! All the bullies on the 29th floor can suck it!

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

Actually, Mensa boy, I don't shout people down, and I don't crush water bottles to emphasize my superior intellect, either. The one neighborhood meeting I attended I asked only one question: "What's a CID?" And when BNIM boy (who had used but had not defined the term) got all flustered, I got suspicious. Perhaps I shouldn't have, but I wasn't wearing my Mensa pin that day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. That was "What's a TDD?"

Anonymous said...

Here's a great link to a CATO institute report on how streetcars are doing: Great information!!

http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa750_web.pdf