Monday, August 28, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! AMID QUESTIONS OF NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT CONFLICT COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS CLEARED BY CITY HALL!!! DO YOU AGREE WITH KCMO ETHICS LAWYER!?!



Kansas City 4th District Council lady Jolie Justus has been embroiled in an ethics crisis that was FIRST reported by this blog last week.

Accordingly . . .

AMID QUESTIONS AND DEBATE THAT BLEW UP AMONG OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY . . . COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS ASKED THE CITY HALL LEGAL DEPARTMENT FOR A REVIEW OF HER ETHICAL STANDING AND AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS NOW SHARE THE STATEMENT 1ST & EXCLUSIVELY!!!

Here's the word written by KCMO lawyer Cecilia Abbott, City Attorney/Ethics Compliance Officer: 



Better still . . . Here's the money line:

"As you have explained to me, you are "of counsel" for a large Kansas City law firm, Shook Hardy & Bacon. You are director of pro bono services in your firm and report directly to the firm's chair. You are not on track for partnership and your compensation is not based on firm revenues. You receive an annual salary for your work. You are eligible for a merit-based bonus, but you are not eligible for any bonuses on production or firm revenues. This law firm employs over 500 attorneys in twelve offices in different cities.

"Burns & McDonnell is one of the proposers in the Airport Terminal Modernization Project. Although Burns & McDonnell is a client of your law firm, you do not and will not perform any legal work for it. You have not and will not receive any compensation for any work performed by your firm for Burns & McDonnell. Burns & McDonnell has retained a different law firm, Stinson Leonard Street, in connection with its proposal to build a new airport terminal and Stinson has been performing services in this regard.

"Conclusion . . . It is my opinion that no conflict of interest is presented by your service on the City selection committee to examine and rank proposals for the Airport Terminal Modernization Project. There is no personal or financial benefit to you that may result through your evaluations, discussions, and rankings of the proposals. For the purposes of this discussion and the issue raised, there is no benefit to you if the Burns & McDonnell proposal is ultimately recommended to the City Council and either subsequently approved or rejected by the Council. As there is no conflict of interest present, there is no reason for you to withdrawal from participation in this project, either on the selection committee or as a member of the City Council . . ."

Now . . .



Let's not forget that the word from City Hall is not gospel. The legal team for KCMO has been decimated by a hiring freeze, they are good lawyers but often overworked and overturned in quite a few court cases . . . And so we ask our blog community . . .

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE CITY HALL ETHICS LAWYER??? IS JOLIE WORKING FOR ONE OF THE FIRMS REPPING BURNS & MAC CAUSE FOR CONCERN AND STILL A CONFLICT???

The reality is that the court of public opinion might not agree with this estimation of insider connections that are part of the new airport deal. As this project moves toward an election, the perception among voters becomes increasingly important.

You decide . . .

49 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Back scratching city hall. Is the is the government that never did anything about harassment complaints until a councilman was accused of choking his aide?

Jameson said...

The whole project seems crooked to me. Vote NO.

Anonymous said...

Yup. I agree.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this opinion.

Anonymous said...

TK, here's a question for you: Now we are supposed to feel good about Stinson involved in this deal? They have given all the council and the mayor a lot of support. Just looks like more corruption to me.

Anonymous said...

Make the airport consultants work overtime might not be good, KC will be paying for their bills anyway.

Anonymous said...

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE CITY HALL ETHICS LAWYER???

Yes.

IS JOLIE WORKING FOR ONE OF THE FIRMS REPPING BURNS & MAC CAUSE FOR CONCERN AND STILL A CONFLICT???

No.

Anonymous said...

Oh I definitely agree.

Real KC said...

Seems crooked. If she had any REAL ethics she should recuse herself from this decision. The City Hall lawyer opinion needs to be challenged.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

Sounds like the only crisis are the voices in Tony's head.

Anonymous said...

No issues here.

Anonymous said...

what is cronyism?

Anonymous said...

This is why everybody loves lawyers.

Free KC said...

corruption. Plain and simple. Shame that jolie's supporters are so scared and insulting and threatening anyone who would challenge her. Shows what kind of degenerates they are.

Anonymous said...

It is way too late for city hall to get prople to think there is even one single thing about the airport deal that is ethical. Jolie eats a lot of pussy so at least they have the lesbo vote.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Gross.

Anonymous said...

Do I agree?

Of course not.

Remember, the rules of ethics for lawyers also call for "avoiding the APPEARANCE of impropriety".

Anonymous said...

"Informal advisory opinion."

Rubber stamp.

Anonymous said...

And she's accomplished what besides rubber stamping development deals?

Anonymous said...

that's right, 7:46.

in a more sophisticated city with high standards, this wouldn't fly because of the appearance of a conflict on a billion-dollar matter.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Philatio Cardarella has not provided an opinion. He must be busy smoking some pole.

Anonymous said...

Does this count as pro bono work for Sly?

Super Dave said...

That's interesting I have seen lawyers recuse themselves for a lot less just by the simple reason they are a part of the firm. Or said lawyer advise a client they can't rep them due to past dealings with a firm or something similar to it.

Anonymous said...

not a very rigorous analysis for normally overly wordy evasive lawyers, yet ppl 'agree' lol. when they say 'will not', is that in perpetuity.

Anonymous said...

Jolie's main accomplishment is her absolute failure to lead on the most important issue facing the city, that being a huge spike in murders. It's obvious that her participation and (cough) leadership of a crime prevention task force was so much empty resume fodder.

Anonymous said...

Do I agree?

Of course.

"lol"

Anonymous said...

Well, looks like we all agree!!! Guess that's settled huh?

Anonymous said...

Why has she been recusing on Kemper Arena votes?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ Good point! If she has to recuse herself on Kemper Arena votes, because her firm represents the American Royal, she should have to recuse herself on KCI!!!

The KCMO legal department is grossly incompetent!!!!

Anonymous said...

No big deal. They don't let her touch real cases. It's the firm's way of paying patronage to a city council member. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Everyone said...

KC is home to corruption.

agentzero said...

Remember the Cindy Circo conflict with tif money, kcpl, right hand to mayor, trainer of new council candidates at burn em Mac, yeah right no conflict there.

agentzero said...

Crooks hardly fakin should ask her to recuse on the case. They are obviously not neutral they are compromised.

agentzero said...

Sly and his lawyer cabal just turn everything into rigged deals then blather about civility. They have been losing ground with the people who think rigged games don't reflect who we should be.

agentzero said...

Her firm sponsors to do pro bono, she chooses politics with Sly on their behalf. Their person on the inside rubber stamping sly who is rubber stamping what the chamber told him, they in turn are working as directed for the big special money fix. Unravel this mess. That they are not disqualified after this was obviously what happened. Reprint Stan Rose editorial talking about obvious fix setting.

agentzero said...

Sly is now in the witness protection program because he couldn't even pose as not being actively setting fix or being sincere. Just doing the usual suspects rigged bidding.

Anonymous said...

This "informal" legal opinion zeroing in only on her connection to Shook Hardly My Bacon

is like

Investigating a bank robber for having an expired driver's license!

What about the bank robbery? Or in Jolie Justus' case, what about her directly benefiting from campaign cash from multiple members of the Burns and McDonnell proposal team, her public comments endorsing the Burns and McDonnell proposal, the fact that she's running for Mayor and will be soliciting cash from everyone involved in the airport terminal construction after she steers the selection to Burns and McDonnell.

Jolie Justus has NO ethics!

agentzero said...

Kcpl sponsors Cindy, then crooks hardly fakin sponsors Jolie as she furthers the burn em Mac fix. How mediocre and compromised can it be. Then Mayor Bullhorn poses as if he is a servant of the people. More a servant of inside fixes for the usual suspects. But the Rockhurst fix is getting a lot of attention these days. Quick, let's act like a few pork boondoggles in the billion plus range are emergencies when the public clearly voted they were not. Clean out the full fixin gravy train. Instead we get the low integrity fixes.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Can't you people see that she's just regular folk?

But then, if she were just regular folk, you wouldn't think she was a viable candidate for mayor. Come election season, you'll say that the person paid the most bribes (oops, I mean campaign contributions) is winning, & everyone backs a winner, so the person who receives the most bribes becomes mayor.

You already know that she'll out Kay Barnes, Kay Barnes. Maybe, the new hotel will be her legacy that she can put on her resume in preparation for her moving to DC. Cleaver's gone, Squitiro's gone & James probably already has dreams of a bright future in the beltway.

Angela K. said...

I am glad to see that Jolie is absolutely doing the best thing for her constituents just as I said yesterday.

Thank you Tony for reporting both sides of the story.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the ethics advisers opinion.

Anonymous said...

^Agree. If she has an ounce of integrity she will simply recuse herself solely on principle.
My bet is she won't.

Anonymous said...

Jolie must have really done a good job eating Cecelia's pussy.

Anonymous said...


This Jolie character is so gross and ugly, she makes me want to hit her.
Jolie if I see you on the street can I hit your head really hard?

Anonymous said...

To heck with the city lawyer.

You REALLY want an ethics opinion?

Contact the MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION!

Anonymous said...

We have to go out and vote NO on this issue. If you don't vote, the City will claim that they and B&M won.

No surprise that the investigation found no issues with Msz. Justus. Of course not...wink wink.

Anonymous said...

You mean sitting on the city council while eating pussy isn't a conflict of interest? Fuck how do I run?