Friday, November 03, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY OUTRAGE OVER NEW AIRPORT HYPE E-MAIL BLAST!!! DID CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE CROSS THE LINE WITH THIS ELECTION NOTE TO EMPLOYEES???



Internets controversy over online electioneering in favor of the New Airport Question #1 now confronts City Manager Troy Schulte.

First word of this hot mess started among our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY . . .

"City Manager Troy Schulte sent out an email telling all 4400 city employees should vote and make sure their family members vote for the airport. They even printed it off and showed me. Is this coercion or a threat???"

Another KICK-ASS observation:

"Looks an awful lot like electioneering with city $$'s...."

The common defense of these e-mails is that there is no direct call to action . . .



However, the City Manager repeats all of the campaign talking points from "Better KCI" effort despite intense debate over these talking points by voters across KCMO . . .

THANKS TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY . . . CHECK THIS LINK FEATURING TROY'S CONTROVERSIAL COMMUNICATION AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF . . .

DID THE CITY MANAGER CROSS THE LINE AND ENGAGE IN CITY HALL ELECTIONEERING?!?!

Here's a screenshot of the questionable digital blast . . .



Also, it's not nice when a public official starts giving de facto orders to workers and their families . . .

City Manager Troy Schulte: "If all 4,400 City employees turned out to vote and brought just one other person with them, the outcome of this election would be determined by just the vote of City employees!"

You decide . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A shame is what it is.

That's not his job.

He shouldn't be developing hotels or meddling in elections. His job is to run KC's operations not be a cheerleader.

It's time for him to go.

This should be the last straw for Council.

Another Midtown Mom said...

I'm honestly undecided about the airport, but I don't have any doubts about this e-mail. It's DEFINITELY out of line.

Anonymous said...

I guess the consultants are going to earn their money today. That's probably not a bad thing.

Mg said...

It has been past time for Troy to leave City Hall. He and his staff have become entrenched and they think they run the place. This e-mail is just one part of questionable actions from the CM.

Anonymous said...

One of the downsides of residency requirements.

Anonymous said...

When did urging or encouraging people to do something become bullying and coercion? I am so tired of politicians twisting facts to make the ignorant and lazy march to their evil drumbeat.

Toodledo Troy said...

^^^ You obviously do not know anything about the very strict rules against electioneering in KCMO.

City Hall employees are reprimanded constantly for getting into politics. They don't even like us having campaign signs in our yards at home!

This wasn't just a "make sure to vote" reminder. He's using airport talking points on City Hall resources. He should be FIRED!

Anonymous said...

City employees need to vote NO. City government is under staffed because of agenda of developers first and city services last.

Anonymous said...

if no taxpayer money is being used than why do we have to vote on it ?
something smells fishy

Anonymous said...

The most fucked up neighborhood in KC has to be at 12th and Oak downtown, with City Hall right across the street from the Jackson County Courthouse. Frank White has a whole PR staff at the county that crosses the line every damn day.

Anonymous said...

10:17 because one of the crazies from this site (Dan Coffey) got an ordinance passed that there would be a vote ... so the reason you have to vote is because of the same NO vote crowd.

Anonymous said...

Agree with MM here, I am still making up my mind about the airport but I do not think that city employees should be using our resources to push their campaign ideas one way or another. That sets a dangerous precedent.

Anonymous said...

The City Manager likely stands to get a big payday from the airport deal. The new airport was never about anything Kansas City needed. Like all development where the City is a partner....it is about getting money flowing into politician's and friends' pockets. If you look at the loudest supporters of the new airport.....all of them stand to reap financial gain. Follow the money ....through forensic audits of the shell corporations and you will find his name or the name of a relative, and likewise the names of current local or former career politicians who have no other way of making a living or amassing fortunes than off of our tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

LOCK HIM UP!!

Anonymous said...

save kci and keep its convenience factor.

bring your own friend to vote no.

Anonymous said...

How much are voters being paid? If it's the usual, I'm not bothering.

Super Dave said...

Question I have;

If any other city employee were to use city letterhead to encourage fellow employees to say vote for a candidate against the current elected Mayor would they not face disciplinary actions?

While Troy makes sure his exact words don't say vote YES the intent is well defined as to how he expects the employees and their friends to vote.

Troy says, "If all 4,400 City employees turned out to vote and brought just one other person with them, the outcome of this election would be determined by just the vote of City employees!" Now to me you can't be much clearer in that he expects you to vote for it. What would be a hoot is if all employees would bring a friend and all vote no.

Anonymous said...

Many thousands of letters signed by Mr. Troy have been sent on KC letterhead to homeowners with aggressive pressure to buy water line insurance. The pervasive corruption and lies from City Hall is reason enough to vote no, no and hell no.

Star reports today that "...$240,000,000 in bonding capacity remains from last big overhaul in the early 2000s(sic)."

A lot of remodeling could have been done for that amount; but KC would rather cater to big construction firms like B&M.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of money it is to throw a vote in KC.

Anonymous said...

Time for someone to file a complaint with the MO Ethics Commission.

Retro ROCKER said...

10:59 is right on THE LURE OF EASY MONEY HAS A VERY STRONG APPEAL.

Anonymous said...

City Employees should understand that when City Hall goes bankrupt like Detroit due to the same reason.....corruption, their well earned pensions will be reduced as municipal retirees in Detroit found out. Backing these developments with the full faith and credit of Kansas City means just that!

Byron Funkhouser said...

"He and his staff have become entrenched and they think they run the place."

The City Manager thinks he's the city manager?

The hell you say.

Anonymous said...

TROY WILL GET RICH THERE WILL BE BAGS OF AIRPORT MONEY PILED UP IN HIS BASEMENT "JUST SET IT NEXT TO THE STREETCAR MONEY" HE'LL SAY

Gray Back said...

Another phony bureaucrat. He laughs all the way to the bank. City can afford to pay his salary but can't afford to modernize the current airport. Killa City deserves everything it gets.

Anonymous said...

That was a really stupid thing to do. If the airport question wins in a close vote, Schulte's email diktat will be used to argue that the results should be overturned. Such hubris.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if he did this or not. The single terminal airport will be built.

Anonymous said...

Super Dave NAILS it. If somebody else did this, they would definitely get a reprimand.

Anonymous said...

Sure, B'lieRON, you'll defend a fellow fraudster. This CM showed himself to be another crooked crony kissass who's sneaky sh*t with S'lie left the complete council out of their attempted bid rigging for BM. That council should take "Terminate Me Tantrum Troy" up on his offer and can him so he can get his supposed "better sleep" and "bigger paychecks"...Ha, NOT if the NO votes kill the single-terminal.

Anonymous said...

Troy, zat you?! Aren't you munching at early happy hour now?

Anonymous said...

The city is hiring a new deputy director for the airport for, wait for it..... to oversee the construction of the new airport. slie wants this thing built before he's gone so he can have his name put on it

Anonymous said...

Go to cfrgkc.com for the latest info view the videos and check out the Facebook link...

Anonymous said...

From the city charter:

Sec. 908. Restrictions and forfeiture of employment.
(a) Political solicitation in work areas. No officer, agent or employee of the City shall permit
any political solicitation in any building or room occupied for the discharge of official
duties of the City, unless the building or room is operated for use of the public.