KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ETHICS COMPLAINT REMAINS ON TRACK!!!
Here's the latest note regarding the ongoing fight against electioneering and Kansas City's toy train streetcar pipe dreams...
THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ETHICS ATTACK HAS BEEN RE-FILED AND REMAINS ON TRACK!!!
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KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR COMPLAINT PRESSER
On Friday June 20th, The Citizens for Responsible Government (CFRG) filed an official complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission against: The City of Kansas City, Mo., The City Council of Kansas City MO., and Mayor Sly James.
The complaint alleges Mayor James and the City Council were unethical when they contracted 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 Mayor and City Council. This is an unethical and possibly illegal use of public funds.
The Missouri Ethics Commission has rejected the complaint as filed. The reason given is it was filed by a PAC (group) when only “a natural person” can file a complaint. Dan Coffey, a spokesman for Citizens For Responsible Government said this was a blessing in disguise. The complaint will be refiled shortly by a natural person and will include new evidence uncovered after the original complaint was filed. This will make our case much stronger going forward. It seems more and more like the Mayor and some Council members are involved in what appears to be electioneering.