Monday, July 10, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MASSIVE ETHICS COMPLIANT AGAINST KCATA LEADERSHIP LAUNCHED!!!



First word right now on more trouble for local transit leadership as an EPIC ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST THE KCATA MOVES FORWARD.

Here's the documentation . . .



What's the deal???

Hiring practices and Board leadership seem to be at the heart of the matter.

Here's just a snippet of the community outrage with some identifying info we've replaced . . .

"Note that the KCATA HONCHO job pays well over $200,000 per year in salary plus another $50,000 + in benefits and perks. It is quite unusual that no search would be conducted to fill a position of this importance in the public sector. It is also our understanding that the HR rules for the KCATA would preclude this type of “loose” hiring process for even the most menial of jobs at the KCATA. Also of note, the current honcho was given the exact same salary as his former colleague Joe Reardon, an individual possessing a juris doctorate and other advanced degrees and who’d previously managed Wyandotte County Unified Government with great success. At the time of his hiring, the KCATA HONCHO was earning only around $70-75,000 per year, yet the Board somehow found it reasonable to give him a roughly 300% pay increase and thus pay him the same as they paid a man possessing clearly superior qualifications . . ."



Actually, the story doesn't stop here as the KCATA has been complicit in promoting a great deal of cash to other curious transit projects including toy train expansion and the expense of urban core and suburban routes and service.

Developing . . .

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So many public agencies in Kansas City need a good audit.

This is a good start but let's also not forget:

The water department

The port authority

and now the airport.

If the newspaper was doing its job this would be easier to demand.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will make Makinin wake up and realize that when he thought he was buying loyalty with Jr. he actually just let a guy into his tent that all he does is go all over town motherfucking him for racism for "not letting me do the job I was hired to do."

Anonymous said...

Look like sum body done did piss off da massa Caleb.

Valley said...

Ah, patronage, it's nice work if you can get it and you can get it if you try!

Anonymous said...

You ought to cut Makinen a little slack. Granted, he's not good at his job. But, he LITERALLY cant see it when people are laughing at him or making fun of him. I once saw a guy that works for him air humping him at the end of a meeting. Gotta admit, we all laughed pretty hard after we left the room.

Anonymous said...

I betting some buddy pulled the race card going for a payday, the city will pay out even if they're right

Anonymous said...

Best thing Makinien can do at this point is get out gracefully. This will end very very bad for him otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Hey dummies, this is the Missouri Ethics Commission. They can't do a thing. This isn't the FBI. The worst that will happen is they could get a $500 fine. I'm not saying there aren't problems there that ought to be investigated but this is no big deal. Ethics Commission is impotent.

Anonymous said...

it well go under the rug like everything else

Anonymous said...

I like "HR" stuff, Let use the City as an example. Flawless. Brawhahaha

Anonymous said...

The Ethics Commissioners, all political appointees, will contact local political leaders and determine how they should rule.

Anonymous said...

you have imported some of the top Wyandotte County's greatest scam artists of all time and you expected anything different? Looks through TCK archives, and you'll see we warned you of what was coming your way. In this case, it's a case of we told you so.

Sucking off dual public treasures and laughing all the way to the bank, good one. Nothing going to happen here, but more of the same.