TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION: TEAM SLY STAYS WINNING @ WHAT COST TO KANSAS CITY?!?!
Better and before any other Kansas City media outlet . . . We offered readers a glimpse into how this crooked ambulance billing deal went down.
Tonight here's the Kansas City mainstream media aftermath which doesn't really do anybody any good after the fact . . .
- NBC Action News: Workers pack City Hall over ambulance billing
- Newspaper: KC Council votes to outsource ambulance billing
- Pitch: Kansas City Council approves contract to outsource ambulance billing
Wagner - Aye
Ford - No
Davis - Aye
Johnson - Aye
Curls - No
Reed - Absent, would have been no
Glover - Aye
Marcason - Aye
Circo - Aye
Brooks - No
Taylor - Absent, probably would have been no.
Sharp - No
James - Aye
Update with this perspective in defense of Scott Wagner . . . "Wagner had always been for the contract; he was not a swing vote. Ford and Taylor wanted to study the issue further. Reed was always against the contract, but didn't even bother to show up for the vote. Brooks was originally going to be absent, but rearranged his schedule in order to accommodate this vote.
Final vote: 7 to 4.
Long story short, there were no swing votes. I don't know why someone is trying to throw Wagner under the bus on this. "
Now . . .
Here's just a bit of EXCLUSIVE PERSPECTIVE before we really get into it . . .
CHECK OUT KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CALLING OUT "TEAM SLY" FOR THIS SHAMEFUL AMBULANCE DEAL!!!
A Sentiment From A City Hall Insider Watching: "You know, as I watched this vote today, with so many from the community against it and speaking up for city workers - I noticed that some members of the council didn't even want to look at us. They didn't want to pay attention to their own constituents and instead they were focused solely on the mayor. Like he was their boss and not the voters . . . If the Mayor offered to sacrifice the every first born child in this city, they would go along with it. Council members Circo, Marcason and Johnson are about pleasing Mayor James and not listening to the community."
For better or worse and from a great many diverse Kansas City communities, this statement has been confirmed and often pretty much repeated in many different contexts and vernaculars.
Something to think about tonight.
Developing . . .