Monday, June 23, 2014
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS CONFIRMED!!! ETHICS COMPLAINT HITS KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL!!!
Here's the latest shot in the Kansas City battle against the toy train streetcar . . .
KC Biz Journal: Ethics complaint alleges KC streetcar 'electioneering'
Remember we talked about this upcoming ethics complain on Friday . . .
DEETS . . .
"Dan Coffey, one of the leaders of Citizens for Responsible Government, said that organization filed the complaint Friday against the city, the City Council and Mayor Sly James.
Coffey said the 300-member organization was formed two years ago to combat the use of taxpayer dollars for Kansas City International Airport improvements without a public vote. He said the group was prompted to file the streetcar-related complaint by a Kansas City Business Journal article published last Thursday.
Sherry DeJanes, a leading streetcar opponent, characterized Burns & McDonnell's subcontract with Kansas City consulting firm Parson & Associates LLC as "a very thinly veiled attempt to get out there and be electioneering." She pointed to the timing of the door-to-door encounters as evidence of a desire to influence the vote."
UPDATE . . . Mayor: Streetcar ethics complaint 'just plain wrong'
"The complaint alleges the City, Mayor James and the City Council were unethical when they allowed Burns and McDonnell to use taxpayer funds to perform electioneering activities for the upcoming Streetcar / TDD elections. CFRG believes public funds should not be used to further a political campaign sponsored and being sold to the public by the City, the Mayor and the City Council. This is an unethical and possibly illegal use of public funds."
AND HERE'S THE LINK TO THE OFFICIAL COMPLAINT SO YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF . . . ONLY ON TKC!!!
Developing . . .