Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT COALITION DEMANDS EXECUTIVE'S OFFICE REINSTATE WORKER ALLEGEDLY PLACED ON LEAVE FOR REFUSAL TO COMMIT 'UNLAWFUL ACT' BY DIVERTING COMBAT ANTI-CRIME FUNDS!!! REACTION FROM HON. FRANK WHITE: STOP TRYING TO RUN MY ADMINISTRATION!!!



The Jackson County Courthouse is united against a recent action from the Executive's office and is making an unprecedented statement to the public on the allegedly "unlawful" inner-workings of this local government body.

Remember that we talked about important questions over diverting funds at the Courthouse over the weekend.

Now . . .

A COURTHOUSE WORKER PLACED ON LEAVE BY THE EXEC'S OFFICE ELICITS A HISTORIC REBUKE FROM EVERY BRANCH OF JACKSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT!!!

We've been talking about this story previously and now today it's news fact. Here's the word and the sitch sent our way and posted FIRST at TKC . . .

Jackson County Legislature Chair, Sheriff and Prosecutor issue joint statement to Frank White



Scott Burnett, the chair of the Jackson County Legislature, Sheriff Mike Sharp, and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Wednesday called for Jackson County Executive Frank White to reinstate a high-ranking county finance official who was placed hours earlier on leave for refusing to violate Jackson County ordinances.

The finance official refused to use COMBAT funds to pay county officials, including Frank White and members of his executive staff. To do so, the finance official stated, would be “an unlawful act” and violate a newly approved county ordinance placing COMBAT under the prosecutor’s office.

“We are imploring Jackson County Executive Frank White and Caleb Clifford, his chief of staff, to immediately reinstate this official who was only trying to follow the law,” Burnett, Sharp and Baker said in a written statement issued today.

Baker added, “You have no authority to harm public servants who come to this courthouse to do the real hard work of this county. They are not political footballs.”

Baker, Sharp and Burnett also asked Frank White’s administration to cease all disciplinary actions against any county public servants because they are trying to follow the law. They stated they are concerned because other about other county employees being threatened with discipline.

On Dec. 28, 2017, the Legislature overrode White’s veto of Ordinance 5061, which places day-to-day supervision of COMBAT under the prosecutor’s office. But White has refused to follow that law.

In an email Wednesday morning to Frank White and his executive staff, Deputy Director of Finance Scott Jacoby stated he would not process payroll for individuals who were scheduled to be paid with COMBAT dollars because those payments were ordered by the White administration after the Legislature clearly established Ordinance 5061 as county law on Dec. 28, 2017.

“Associates should not have to work in a hostile environment with fear of disciplinary action taken upon them because they are unwilling to perform an unlawful act,” Jacoby wrote in his email.

Two hours later he was placed on leave.

See Jacoby's email attached.
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Here is the response from The Jackson County Executive:

As a matter of policy, Jackson County does not comment on personnel matters.

However, County Executive Frank White, Jr. issued the following general statement in response to the statement of the Chair of the Legislature, County Prosecutor and Sheriff:



“Time after time, I have warned the Legislature that their actions would create confusion, cost taxpayers significantly, and quite simply, harm the County. My Administration has and will continue to take the necessary actions to ensure the County continues to function and hard-working associates are protected. Let me be clear, it’s time for the Chair of the Legislature, Sheriff and Prosecutor to stop trying to run my administration.”

Developing . . .

48 Comments:

Anonymous said...

He needs to resign now.

Putting him on leave is way out of control. Frank has lost touch with reality.

Jameson said...

All of this just to pay Frank's favorites. It has been a LONG time since the County has been so screwed up.

Anonymous said...

Frank is finished. He can't run for election after this.

Anonymous said...

What do administrative staff think?

Anonymous said...

Trying to fire a guy for refusing to sign illegal checks should be cause for removal from office.

Just saying

Anonymous said...

Frank has issued his own written statement, warning the other elected officials "to stop trying to run my administration." Hey, asshole, it's called checks and balances!

It's OUR county and your crooked, incompetent and abusive administration needs to be more than checked. It needs to be shut down.

Anonymous said...

Does Frank White honestly think he can do whatever he wants, no questions asked? Fuck you Frank!!!!!!!!

Crestwood KC said...

Paying yourself and paying your staff with money that is earmarked for crime is a now low for KC. We need to talk about recalling Frank White. His explanation about the autonomy of his office is not enough. I'm certain that when voters approved this money, they did not wanting to pay executive staff, they wanted it used for it's intended purpose: To fight crime!

C'mon Frank, you need to do better than this.

Anonymous said...

Frank White has no integrity, no ethics, no competency. What he does have is a lot of arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what the hell they are fighting over? Really.

This can't be all over Caleb.

Jonsie said...

^^^ It's about control of combat. There are 20 million reasons why it needs to be taken from Frank & Caleb. They have proven they can't be trusted with that kind of money. It shouldn't be going to pay for an expensive truck.

Anonymous said...

This is all about Frank White trying to save Caleb Clifford, who is a psychotic little shit.

The entire situation is absolutely pathetic.

Putin and Trump Relationship said...

It's about Caleb Joe, who must have some pretty serious "sheep pictures" of Frank White.

Anonymous said...

Frank has sent a clear message to every county employee: check your ethics at the door and just do what you're told, legal or not.

Anonymous said...

So where is Eric Greitens or Jeff City? Not that more political hacks would help this dysfunctional disaster, but state comes in to run the schools, why not play here, vs letting Frank treat Jackson County as his sandbox and throw sand anywhere he wants? WTF?

Caleb the Cracker said...

I am not a proper Cracker until I can drive up Daddy's driveway in a fancy pick'em up truck. So, maybe I broke some accounting rules and public finance regulations movin' some money around to get a truck but I got one. No, I don't need it for my job. I need it to appear like a big man back at the home place. The Jackson County taxpayers owe me that because I told Frank that I am a "stable genius."

Anonymous said...

Jonsie the only reason Frank needs control of COMBAT is to have money to pay Caleb Joe without having to go to the Legislature, but he is misappropriating funds by doing that. Sure, they pay for a few other employees the same way just to cover their tracks, but it is all about protecting Caleb Joe. Otherwise, I do not think Frank gives a damn about COMBAT.

Anonymous said...

Chaos. WTF?

To me, this says that not even the employees are on Frank's side. I like the Royals but I'm not willing to go to jail for it. No thanks.

Frank needs to go.

Jza said...

Does the County have an option for recall or removal? That's what we need to start talking about.

Anonymous said...

Tony,
What the hell is with the HON title in the headline? Lord knows there is NOTHING honorable about Frank White. He should be recalled immediately.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:12 Even if COMBAT was still under the county executive office, Frank couldn't use COMBAT funds for executive staff salaries without legislative approval.

Anonymous said...

Frank White has done the impossible. He makes Denny Waits and Dan Tarwater look like reformers. (No, they are not!)

Anonymous said...

Too bad Jean Petersucker Baker isnt this persistent in prosecuting criminals. Jean Petersucker Baker a is a worthless prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

Did Frank file false affidavit when he filed for election last year? He swore his taxes were all paid and we now know that when he filed they were not.

Anonymous said...

I doubt the legislature can over-rule a vote of the people that amended the Charter to move COMBAT to the Executive Office, but paying Caleb and the Wall Flowers out of COMBAT is a misappropriation of funds.

Anonymous said...

Frank and Caleb are always talking about valuing loyalty above all else. Are you loyal to them? Will you serve them, even if it means doing a disservice to the public?

You know else values loyalty more than anything else? Dictators and mob bosses.

Anonymous said...

Jean is scared to bring cases, which is why the Detention Center has too many detainees in it. She is not a skilled lawyer. But that does not excuse using Combat funds for the wrong purpose. Caleb must go.

Anonymous said...

Are all nigga politicians corrupt? Politics just seems to be another scam to run.

Anonymous said...

Caleb Clifford was a "Jean hire" into the County workforce.

Use the proper name said...

Caleb Joe, please.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of LIBERAL Democrat worthless piece of shit inner city inbred con men and rip off scumbags ! DUMP therm all !¡!!

Anonymous said...

Ghetto fight!

Anonymous said...

Why is Corrupt Caleb even in the Courthouse? I thought he was written out of the budget? Oh yeah, Frank and Corrupt Caleb don't know how government works. Maybe elected officials should have to pass a basics civics test before being allowed to run for office. Hint for Frank, if your veto is overridden that makes it law no matter what you think.

Anonymous said...

Title VIII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, BONDS AND RECORDS

  106.230. Complaint against officer — duty of prosecuting attorney. — When any person has knowledge that any official mentioned in section 106.220 has failed, personally, to devote his time to the performance of the duties of such office, or has been guilty of any willful, corrupt or fraudulent violations or neglect of any official duty, or has knowingly or willfully failed or refused to perform any official act or duty which by law it was his duty to do or perform with respect to the execution or enforcement of the criminal laws of this state, he may make his affidavit before any person authorized to administer oaths, setting forth the facts constituting such offense and file the same with the clerk of the court having jurisdiction of the offense, for the use of the prosecuting attorney or deposit it with the prosecuting attorney, furnishing also the names of witnesses who have knowledge of the facts constituting such offense; and it shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney, if, in his opinion, the facts stated in said affidavit justify the prosecution of the official charged, to file a complaint in the circuit court as soon as practicable upon such affidavit, setting forth in plain and concise language the charge against such official, or the prosecuting attorney may file such complaint against such official upon his official oath and upon his own affidavit.

Anonymous said...

9:21, does that mean Nixon is wrong in the email when he states he is responsible for enforcing county ordinances? Why would he claim that.?

Vote KC said...

Frank manages to make reformers out of the Legislature. That is a feat very few could have accomplished in one year. Trumpian to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Time for legislators, prosecutor and sheriff to call for Frank's resignation.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Somebody fire Steve Nixon already!

Anonymous said...

Is Frank unstable in addition to being incompetent and corrupt?

Anonymous said...

411.275. Warehouseman's bond, requirements — defenses denied surety — cancellation, notice, effect — demand for payment by director, duties of director — refusal of surety to pay, penalty — distribution of bond proceeds — duties of depositors or receipt holders — injunction, hearing, notice — final inspection of warehouse — verbal or written bond binders effective, contents. — 1. Before any person is granted a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, the person shall file a bond other than personal security with the director executed by the warehouseman as principal and by a corporate surety licensed to do business in this state as a surety. The bond shall be in favor of the state of Missouri for the benefit of all persons storing grain, their legal representatives, attorneys, or assigns, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties as a public warehouseman relating to the storage of grain. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the bond provided shall only cover storage grain deposited with a warehouseman. Storage grain that has been priced, as provided in section 411.325, shall not be covered by the warehouse bond. Grain deemed storage grain pursuant to section 411.325 shall be covered.

Anonymous said...

248.160. Sanitary drainage of subdistrict — special tax bills. — 1. When sewers are needed for the complete or sanitary drainage of a subdistrict, being a part of a sanitary district not exceeding one thousand acres in area, such sewers may be built by the board of trustees created under this chapter if parts of the subdistrict so to be drained be situated in different and independent jurisdiction; but, if such subdistrict lie wholly within the limits of a single jurisdiction, then the powers conferred by this section shall be vested in and exercised by that jurisdiction. The board of trustees created in section 248.070 in the case described above, otherwise the city, incorporated town or village, or county commission, having jurisdiction over the subdistrict, shall have the power, when petitioned so to do by a majority of the resident taxpayers within the subdistrict described in the petition, or upon a recommendation of a lawfully organized board of health, that the complete or sanitary drainage of a certain described area in a subdistrict is needed as a sanitary measure, to provide for the construction of a complete system of sewers in such subdistrict or convenient part thereof, and to assess the cost of such sewers upon the property drained thereby as a special tax; said special tax shall be uniform in the proportion that the area of each lot or parcel of ground, taken to a distance not exceeding two hundred feet from the center line of the sewer, bears to the whole area drained by the sewers for which assessment is made.

  2. Special tax bills shall be issued against each lot or parcel of ground drained or drainable by the sewer, or the portion of such lot or parcel lying within two hundred feet of the center line of such sewer or sewers. Such special tax bills shall be a lien upon the property charged therewith, as is provided for other special tax bills authorized by the statutes of the state of Missouri; but if any owner of any lot or parcel of ground assessable hereunder shall, within twenty days after the passage of the ordinance or order for the construction of such sewers, make written request that he be allowed to pay the special tax thereon by installments, said special tax bills against the property described in his request shall be divided, and portions made payable at certain dates and in amounts named; but the time of payment shall not extend beyond five years, nor the number of installments to more than five. Each installment shall bear interest at the rate of six percent per annum from date of issue of the special tax bill until due, and if not paid when due the rate of interest shall thereafter be ten percent per annum. If any installment remains unpaid for six months after it becomes due, then all unpaid installments shall be deemed to have become due with it, and the lien upon the property may be enforced for the whole amount unpaid, together with interest thereon.

Anonymous said...

That would be a hearty “yes.”

Anonymous said...

Prosecuting not enforcing

Anonymous said...

All stars qualified for KC or Jacksomething..County

Anonymous said...

If you say good by now to White he will hear you otherwise he will be moving so fast out the door that he won't hear anyone.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Frank will do a State of the County speech this January, like he did last year. What on Earth would he say?

Anonymous said...

And I’ve seen both White and Sky prance around at these Chamber events like they are the king rooster in the hen house ... they both are just fucking idiots.

Anonymous said...

Scott Jacoby.....another pompous a**