Sunday, August 27, 2017

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT SEYZ: COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS MUST GO AMID NEW AIRPORT CONFLICTS!!!



A bold call to action from this group of local tax fighters. Check their statement released far and wide this afternoon . . .

CFRG: Jolie Justus must go! One way or the other!

There are eight attorneys on our City Council. Jolie Justus is one of those attorneys. They all have sworn oaths to uphold the laws of the United States, The State of Missouri and the laws and Charter of the City of Kansas City. With the latter comes the responsibility to be good stewards of the Courts and represent the voters of KCMO, not special interests.

Jolie Justus has violated the trust the voters of KCMO have placed in her. She agreed to chair the Airport Committee and more importantly the Bid Selection Committee while the law firm where she is employed has business with one of the bidders and that bidder does extensive business with the airport and the city, millions of dollars every year!. She should have recused herself from day one!

However, this is just part of the problem. She has taken substantial campaign contributions from this bidder (which is not illegal but it is questionable) and she has gone around town pushing the single terminal plan proposed by this bidder. These are conflicts of interest and should require her to recuse herself from further participation in this process. In fact, she should have never engaged in any of these discussions let alone chair the committee where her vote could select the bidder ( a client of her law firm) to build a new airport. We believe this is malfeasance in office.

Check out these links to the City’c Code of Ethics:
• Sec. 2-2020. - Conflict of interest.
• Sec. 2-2021. - Disclosure of conflicts and withdrawal.

These links leave no doubt that Councilwoman Justus had a conflict of interest she should have disclosed and recused herself from the beginning. She should not vote on selection committee or when the council makes a selection. She should be removed immediately from the Airport Committee, The Airport Selection Committee and the City Council!

Now comes word this bidder has been allowed to alter their bid perhaps as many as three times and has not complied with the guidelines set forth in the process. In addition, this bidder has received "special consideration” by her selection committee and should be eliminated immediately from competing for the bid at the same time Justus recuses herself!

The Ethics committee at the Law Firm which she works for should have caught this and told her early on she shouldn’t participate. More importantly, the ethics officer on our City Council, Dan Fowler, should act immediately in recusing her from further proceedings. Other City Council Members (remember seven others are lawyers) who are party to this malfeasance expose themselves to potential litigation stemming from this process. They all know the law and have sworn to up hold it!

It is time for the voting public to step up. If the Mayor and the City Council won’t police themselves, then we must.

Call to action: Don’t wait for your neighbor or friend to do this. Step UP!

1.) Call and Email Councilman Dan Fowler’s office (ph: 816-513-6509 .. Email: Dan.Fowler@kcmo.org) Tell him you’re fed up and demand he remove Jolie Justus from the Airport committee and the Airport Selection committee. Then further suggest to Councilman Fowler, Councilwoman Justus be removed from the City Council. We need to pay close attention which members of the Council ask for or support her removal or resignation. Whoever doesn’t is complicit. The only way to stop this criminality at City Hall is to take action NOW! Send a message that conflicts of interest and lying to the voters will not be tolerated.

2.) Sit down and file complaints with The Missouri Ethics Commission: http://www.mec.mo.gov/WebDocs/PDF/Fillable/Complaint/Complaint.pdf
and the City’s Ethic Commission: http://kcmo.gov/ethicscommission/complaint-form/ The forms are there and you can do it on line. Do not wait, this must be done now!

We will never have openness and honesty in our city government if we don’t stop this type of activity. We believe the Mayor is complicit in all of this as he was well aware of the conflicts of interests and the ethics violations. He should have acted weeks ago.

Councilman Fowler needs to hold a press conference tomorrow, MONDAY to tell the voters what he is going to do! Demand he do so...
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28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

She hasn't been much of a council woman. Neighborhood problems have been mostly ignored in the 4th.

Anonymous said...

She is too busy eating pussy to focus on the airport.

Anonymous said...

Get out now.

Anonymous said...

WHERE'S JOLIE? WHERE'S SLIE? WHERE'S WALDO? AWK AWK AWK!!!

Anonymous said...

'Tax Fighters'? You make them sound like Indian fighters or Nathan Forrest's cavalry instead of a bunch of millennials too stupid to leave the clogged toilet KCMO has become.

I'ma let you finish Botello, but I'm nominating you for a Jerry Rivers Journalism Award.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Tony would gladly accept Geraldo honors and he appreciates you spending your Sunday with him.

Junkie.

Bob said...

Jolie Justus channeling George Washington Plunkitt: "I seen my opportunities and I took 'em."

Another Midtown Mom said...

Jolie is a good representative and steward to the people of KC. This attack on her is unfair.

Anonymous said...

Well she produced a record murder rate as chairman of the board of the crime task force commission.

Mission Accomplished

Anonymous said...

KCMO has become a very strange place.

Anonymous said...


Back to Appalachia Jolieeeeeeeeeee

Anonymous said...

YOU saps think you can beat Shook Hardy and Bacon?

Those guys are the toughest lawyers in the Midwest.

Watch yourselves!!!

Anonymous said...

Jolie's ignored her constituents in favor of Realtors while in state office and favored large-scale developments in Westport and Brookside as well as the airport boondoggle while on the council.

She needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Ethics v KCMO government?
It's like coming to a gunfight with a legal pad.
And you're more likely to have a sighting of the abominable snowman than anyone who's committed to ethics on the council.
There's a very long list of insider deals and unethical behavior clearly adverse to the public interest perpetrated by Sly and this gang from the very start of this administration.
Commitments have been made, campaign contributions provided, political futures set, and courses of action established.
Little details like ethics, honesty, integrity, and the public interest have no chance of getting in the way.

Anonymous said...

Thats the fact Jack! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

5:07. You say that like it's a bad thing.

Angela K. said...

Can't believe some of the mean comments about a woman who has given so much to KC and helped so many people. Shame on you people. Jolie Justus is one of the very best Council members in KC. Think before you speak. She has accomplished more than any of you will with your lives!

Anonymous said...

Who's this Angela ^ giving this tongue lashing so hard on behalf of Jolie? Wait. What?! I didn't mean to come, er, uh, sound suggestive here.

Anonymous said...

You're just saying that because you're a woman. Go bake some cookies and shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you, lesbo.

Anonymous said...

One of the very best Council Members? That's large being the smartest kid on the short bus. Besides, she is too busy eating pussy to do a good job.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Jolie and Angela have eaten each other's pussies.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Angela,

Apparently, you've never read this blog before.

Misogyny is a passion with these troglodytes.

Anonymous said...

Tax Fighters... LMFAO.

agentzero said...

Crooks Hardly Fakin wanting to get to the lawyer pork gravy train is no surprise, but the old kc style fix is coming undone in KC, Jolie should know that and wrapping yourself is Sly's overstuffed coat tails won't be a winning formula. Council rubber stamping Sly and the fixes is on a collision course with an attentive public

Anonymous said...

Byron-

You have a point about the misogyny, but just because some of the comments are misogynous does not mean Jolie is not a shill for developers and other snouts at the public trough.

Angela's statement that Jolie is "one of the very best Council members" is not only triply redundant (there can be only one "best," so there would only be one, and "best" would never need a modifier such as "very"), but it's patently and demonstrably false as evidenced by her positions on neighborhood preservation in Westport and Brookside.

Joile is the kind of "representative" we can do without.

Anonymous said...

And, Angela wouldn't have to read much of your posts to learn what lies, hypocrisy, and racism YOU have a passion for, FunkyDunce!

Did ya get to your local redneck bar to "watch" that fight like ya said ya would, "blind" guy, who claims he will only believe an ALL black jury in a whitey woman's suit?

Anonymous said...

Angela Kunt Licker