Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TKC MUST READ!!! MAYOR SLY REAX TO KANSAS CITY POLICE SALARY CRISIS BLAMES MISSOURI LEGISLATURE AND LACK OF LOCAL CONTROL WHILST DEFLECTING PAY EQUALITY DEMANDS!!!



After learning that they're last on the list of recent City Hall salary increases, KCPD leadership is pushing for pay equality and the response from the Mayor merely deflects the question.

To wit . . .

CHECK MAYOR SLY JAMES SHELVING KANSAS CITY POLICE SALARY CONCERNS AND PASSING THE BUCK TO THE MISSOURI GOP!!!

This is the same tactic Mayor Sly has used in confronting rising crime and blaming gun rights for urban core homicide.

And so, here's a cold response to local law enforcement and a rhetorical strategy hoping that locals won't realize the (far more politically connected) Fire Department is taking the lion's share of public safety funding.

Checkit . . .

Kansas City Mayor Sly James: Let’s talk about raises

Money line for the Mayor . . .

We absolutely have to talk about what HAS been done by my administration to support, strengthen, and value our police department.

- KC police has received a budget increase EVERY year that I’ve been in office, since 2011.

- I want to say that again. Our police department has received pay increases of 2% or more in their wages plus larger increases to benefits since I entered office five years ago.

- In that same time, the city and FOP reached a contract agreement on pension and salary in 2013, that reflected cooperative effort, and represented stability for the years ahead.

- Our city spends 74 cents of every dollar in our general fund on public safety. 74 percent. We don’t pinch pennies when it comes to our city’s safety OR the value of those who protect and serve us.

- As the only city in the nation without local control of our police department – - we’ve made these advancements and strengthened our commitment to our police department DESPITE a state legislature that determines big parts of our city’s law enforcement policies.

This issue has real consequences. We absolutely have to maintain a top tier police department and my record shows my commitment to just that. Continuing this will require the same cooperation, open communication, and shared vision of success that has made gains possible in recent years.
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Read the post in its entirety.

You decide . . .

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

He's a liar

Anonymous said...

Lyin' Sly James

Anonymous said...

Excuses, excuses.

Anonymous said...

Why the fuck would anyone in their right mind give that fucking control freak local control? He bullies and plays power like a fucking spoiled kid. Sly just ain't right in the head.

Anonymous said...

Look at the salaries for the Mayor's staff. They have continued to increase beyond City Hall scale for the past 5 years. Shame on you, Sly!

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO

With just a slight modification, I see a man in handcuffs!!!

Vote for anybody else said...

great, the mayor doesn't feel like paying police in the middle of a crime wave.

Smart City?

Don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Wrong. Lets start with the P&L District and the rest of the free loaders downtown that don't pay taxes for government services. Maybe instead of free toy train rides they should have had a CID tax in downtown to pay for the P&L District.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City = Detroit

Anonymous said...

Is this "crisis" some sort of Show-Me Institute policy push, or what?

Anonymous said...

what he's saying sounds pretty weak.

the results are demonstrably weak.

maybe the task force can be a catalyst to a more robust discussion of all police matters, even if it's intention is to defer and obfuscate.

REX said...

duh, obviously

Anonymous said...

KCPD live in an alternative universe where they get pay raises and pension income stability while the public gets traffic tickets and tow charges.

Anonymous said...

In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Disneyland on the plains.

Anonymous said...

We should fund the police and firefighters to the point of bankrupting the city, and then we should fund them even more.

Anonymous said...

When is Sly going to start to manage KCFD? Fires down 40% & his new budget gives $10.5 million more to the Fire Department.

Anonymous said...

Way past time to bring those pensions for KCPD & KCFD into in line with pensions in the private sector.

Anonymous said...

In the land of the nog the most retarded brain-damaged white man is king.

Anonymous said...

Giving this asscravat more authori-tay will only speed KC's metamorphosis into Mogadishu on the Missouri.

KC Voter said...

Sly, it is time for a recall if you keep headed down this path. Shame on you!

theEditor said...

1:58 PM
What a weak argument. I was thinking the exact same thing. The argument is so flawed. First, Sly is a local legislator. If there is any failure by the legislature, failure starts with him. Second, Local Control is not going to cure the fact that this City has a budget problem - they spend more than they take in and use the available proceeds for questionable endeavors. Count that as another local legislative failure. One thing doesn't have anything to do with the other. This is just nonsense from the Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Sly is a lying piece of turd-shit that needs to be flushed along with his fuck-tard son.

Anonymous said...

KCPD has been a waste of taxpayers money for years now.
How about a pay for performance program.

Anonymous said...

Self-destructive behavior by a small percentage of the population is someone else's fault.
Lack of cooperation with the police is someone else's fault.
Spending millions on nonprofits, activists, and programs with no results or accountability is someone else's fault.
The actions or inaction of a Police Board appointed by the governor is someone else's fault, even though the appointees are local KCMO residents nominated by local KCMO politicians and even though Sly is one of just five members of that body.
The Missouri legislature passes gun laws that are the same throughout the entire state, but the carnage of homicides takes place overwhelmingly in a fifty-block area on KCMO's east side. But those murders are someone else's fault too.
How can someone be so hungry for credit and publicity when they take responsibility for so little?

Anonymous said...


This man is sooooooo ugly. But that said. Kansas City you did good to elect this idiot. He can't even control his own son. His son is a criminal. LOL

Great job!

You liberals stay the HELL out of our burbs.