TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! AFTER COMMUNITY REJECTS KANSAS CITY AMBULANCE BILLING OUTSOURCING AMID REPEALED ORDINANCE: NO BID CONTRACT IN THE WORKS BEHIND THE SCENES!!!
There is good news for Kansas City Democracy in the recent controversy about ambulance billing outsourcing.
Kansas City voters and volunteers organized a petition signed by over 10,000 people and community involvement helped save KCFD jobs, kept a private company with a shaky history from taking over and showed City Hall that voters really do care about the details of their local government. This was obviously an important achievement.
However . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES THERE'S ALREADY WORK MOVING FORWARD ON A NO BID CONSULTING CONTRACT FOR THE AMBULANCE BILLING COMPANY AT THE CENTER OF THIS HOT MESS!!!
Mainstream media is reporting that a constituting contract was part of a failed compromise . . . But that's only part of the story.
Reality . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT: CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR SLY'S STAFFERS ARE NOW ATTEMPTING TO ROUTE NO BID CONSULTING CASH TO THE COMPANY THAT THOUSANDS OF KANSAS CITY VOTERS REJECTED!!!
Again, this isn't the "compromise" that some have noted in the last few paragraphs of their reports but a NEW DEAL THAT STINKS just as badly.
KCUR: Kansas City Council Repeals Outsourcing Of Ambulance Billing
Newspaper: Kansas City Council repeals move to privatize ambulance billing
KMBZ: KC ambulance billing contract nixed
Developing . . .