TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE PUTS LEGISLATORS ON NOTICE!!!
Here's a bit of encouraging news that speaks to a surprising challenge posed to biz as usual at the Courthouse.
To wit . . .
THIS WEEK OUR BLOG COMMUNITY CONFIRMED WORD OF AN EPIC JACKSON COUNTY MEETING WHEREIN EXEC FRANK WHITE TOLD LEGISLATORS TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT!!!
The topic of cushy contracts and PR chatter was top on the list for this newbie politico. At first we heard about this meeting as a stab against some legislators be we confirmed the deets with other 12th & Oak insiders who offered their spin on this cleanup effort that may be doomed but is inspiring nonetheless.
"They (the legislators) aren't going to be able to say, 'This is the way we've always done things' any longer" says one source close to the exec . . . "You can call it naive but it seems like Frank is trying his hardest to do the right thing."
To his credit, Exec White has brought in new people who seem to know the legislative process and but aren't entrenched in courthouse politics. It seems that Exec White is hoping to avoid getting burned again by all the things he doesn't know regarding biz as usual in JaxCo . . . Accordingly, we hear that the sordid talk surrounding County contracts might be where he launches a cleanup effort.
Again, this effort could be in vain but the newsworthy bit of behind the scenes chatter is that Exec Frank White is willing to leverage his popularity against other legislators in order to avoid further contract, political and patronage embarrassment that has surrounded the county since its inception.
Developing . . .