Thursday, August 31, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! ETHICS CONTROVERSY CONTINUES FOR COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS!!!



While a City Hall committee quickly cleared Council Lady Jolie Justus of recent ethics questions, her many alleged local conflicts have become a topic of increasing discussion.

First of all, the turnaround time for the KCMO Ethics Commission decision was nearly record breaking. Usually, months pass without this group meeting or weighing in on any topic. Expect future depositions on what sparked this group into action when this airport hot mess inevitably goes to court and/or trial.

Fun fact . . . It wasn't a local political hack who filed the ethics complaint against Council Lady Justus but a Rockhurst University professor who penned an excellent screed against the conflict. This is important because it reveals growing resentment across KCMO as to how City Hall is doing new airport business.

Now . . . More ethics questions are on the table.

An awesome TKC tipster tells us that Jolie’s Legislative Aide is Alec E. Kelley.

On Jolie's campaign finance reporting there are several payments recorded to an Alec Kelley.

Please reference the KCMO Code of Ethics (yes, they have one) and review "Division 7. Political Activities", specifically . . .

Section. 2-2070. Permitted and prohibited political activities of employees
Section. 2-2071. Prohibition on required political participation
Section. 2-2072. City communications - prohibitions related to city elections

According to the KCMO City Council Handbook:

"The salaries, benefits and payroll taxes for City Council aides are budgeted separately from each individual office budget."

"The annual city wide budget will set out guidelines for raises for all exempt employees, which include City Council aides. Changes to a City Council aide’s salary shall be processed through the Mayor Pro Tem’s office."

"No outside funds may be accepted by a City council office to supplement its budget."

"Employees of the City Council are members of the unclassified service, unless otherwise designated as a classified employee by the hiring authority."

"City Council staff must adhere to City policies and procedures."

"City staff shall not undertake personal errands for the members of the City Council, or any other staff member. City staff shall not perform political tasks during work hours unless on vacation or other appropriate leave. Political tasks will never be performed using City property."

And so . . .

CITY COUNCIL COLLEAGUES ARE PREPARING MORE QUESTIONS FOR COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS ABOUT PAYMENTS AND HIRING OF ALEC KELLEY AND/OR ALEC E. KELLY GIVEN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM BURNS & MAC AND CITY HALL EMPLOYMENT RULES & REGS!!!

In the latest campaign reports, a sum of $8,500.00 was noted over about a year's time . . . So this isn't exactly chump change we're talking about . . . Which is why we're not even going to talk about Council Lady Jolie's property taxes.

Furthermore, tax fighters are crying foul over a the recent ethics contradiction . . . From a recent e-mail blast:

"We have to ask why Councilperson Justus recused herself recently on the Kemper Arena matters because her law firm, Shook Hardy Bacon (SHB) represented one of the parties involved. This totally discredits the city attorney's analysis and begs the question as to why recuse on the Kemper transaction but not the Airport?"

Accordingly . . .

ETHICS CONTROVERSY CONTINUES FOR COUNCIL LADY JOLIE AS HER SOCIAL JUSTICE CREDENTIALS FADE AMID GRASSROOTS RAGE OVER CRONY CAPITALISM QUESTIONS!!!

You decide . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Shhh. I want jolie to try for mayor so we can get a real 4th district council person.

Anonymous said...

Beth for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

That means jail time.

Anonymous said...

KCMO Ethics Commission. Right. The fox guarding the chicken coop.

Anonymous said...

At least Jolie ethically eats pussy.

Anonymous said...

I cannot thank the City Council Ethics commission enough for their speedy and incomplete review of Jolie Justus ethics or conflict of interest complaint. This exposes the truth about the internal cronyism and corruption within our City Hall. For them to reach any other decision would have exposed that the City Council Ethic Commission was asleep at the wheel and have indicted themselves. The ethics and conflict of interest issue must be reviewed by a independent outside organization for it to hold any validity. However, one must remember the attorney profession is the only profession where you hire some of the same profession to defend you or press charges. This is called billing hour!!!

Anonymous said...

GRAFT and CORRUPTION in KCMO COUNCIL OFFICES

FACT: Jolie Justus receives generous campaign contributions from the terminal proposal team of Burns and McDonnell, JEDunn Construction, Stinson Leonard Street, McCown Gordon, etc.

FACT: Jolie Justus supplements her Council aide's salary with routine monthly payments from her campaign contributions, in violation of KCMO Council Handbook city regulations. These are routine monthly fixed payments to an individual employed by KCMO as an aide to Councilwoman Justus.

FACT: Jolie Justus has irregular and questionable campaign finance expenditures, listing them as "office supplies" and "computer equipment/repair."

FACT: Jackson County tax records report Jolie Justus is delinquent on 2016 personal property vehicle taxes. Parcel Number 096241519

FACT: Jolie Justus has a Jackson County real estate listing on tax records, under a misspelled name.

FACT: Jolie Justus has multiple conflicts of interest with individuals currently employed at Burns and McDonnell, yet has refused to disclose the relationship and refused to recuse herself from all Council business relating to Burns and McDonnell.

FACT: Jolie Justus was part of the city team meeting secretly with Burns and McDonnell executives and colluding to hand them a no-bid billion dollar contract. Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, and Councilwoman Justus have severely contaminated any semblance of ethical professionalism in the single-terminal selection process.

HOW LOW CAN KC GO?
JUSTICE IN KCMO IS "LOLIE JUSTUS"!!

WHEN WILL JOLIE JUSTUS RESIGN FROM THE COUNCIL?

Anonymous said...

You are never going to sort out ethics in a city that, to this day, follows the Pendergast model. This city is so damn corrupt they can't find a control sample when it comes to integrity.

Anonymous said...

It's very difficult to get in trouble for an ethics violation in KC, so Jolie is truly exceptional in that she managed to do so.

Byron Funkhouser said...

There is clearly a conflict of interest here, therefore she should recuse herself.

Her sexuality is irrelevant. This is a free country, therefore she can love who she chooses.

Anonymous said...

Which is why you love a sheep^^^^

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a "free" country. Love who ya want, but ya can't deny GAY cakes to Fags, Lezzies, and the rest of the alphabet soup of "identifiers".

Fukabuncha FUBAR mangling of the U.S. Constitution. Whatever happened to:
NO SHIRT...
NO SHOES...
SEX CONFUSED...
NO SERVICE!!!
Bye, get outta here, don't even look this direction, go eyeroll your mom.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny now, the Star teeing off on James about setting the fix so pathetically, now Rockhurst prof is dialing in on Jolie for conflict. Eventually the machinery has a hard time looking past the obvious.

One lesson of watching city hall for a ten year period, sometimes when you think it is corruption it is just incompetence, hard to tell them apart sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Escapades like this, we should surely celebrate local control resulting in more of these charades and fixes. Sly and company made a laughing stock out of Missouri swaying Kansas as the paragon of governance over the last six months.

So far Kansas has not said anything publicly but they don't like these kinds of things on that side of the line.