Thursday, May 04, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COURTHOUSE CHANGE-UP: HIGH-RANKING ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTURES STRIKE JACKSON COUNTY AMID JAIL CRISIS!!!
The exit signs are blinking red at the Jackson County Courthouse and our KICK-ASS INSIDER BLOG COMMUNITY is first with news of two top ranking administrators on their way out.
To wit . . .
WORD OF HIGH PROFILE RESIGNATIONS REVERBERATES THROUGHOUT THE JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE TODAY AND SIGNALS TROUBLE TO INSIDERS!!!
First up . . . A surrender at COMBAT . . .
Just now at an administrative meeting, Stacey Daniels-Young announced her retirement from her position as COMBAT director. The former police board commissioner is a high profile leader in the community and her departure during this jail hot mess and the rising homicide count is a loss that threatens to impact neighborhoods. On the bright side, insiders assure us that her transition will be slow as the Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax effort works to find a replacement.
Behind the scenes, a shakeup inside Exec Frank White's office is causing a stir . . .
Chief Administrative Officer Mary Lou Brown announced that she is resigning from the County's top management post (CAO). Team White was allegedly hit by surprise with this departure and insiders tell us that "Mary Lou will have no problem finding another senior level management gig as she was one of the few remaining quality managers left in the building."
Accordingly . . .
COURTHOUSE INSIDERS FEAR THAT TOP LEVEL DEPARTURES SIGNAL TROUBLE AHEAD FOR JACKSON COUNTY AND EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!
Here's the word:
"The County is a ship without a captain. (Exec) Frank is is delegating most of this duties and playing ribbon-cutter-in-chief. Right now, the County needs somebody who is going to be hands on and manage all of the changes that need to be made. So far, we haven't seen that . . ."
To be fair, Insiders who support Frank White point to a great deal of continued public trust and backing for the Exec's agenda amid the recent budget battle and over disputes with far more "seasoned" denizens of the Legislature.
TKC Fun Fact: In Recent Polling Ahead Of The Go Bond Vote, Jackson County Executive Frank White Was Ranked As The 2nd Most Popular Elected Official In Jackson County Behind Mayor Sly James.
Meanwhile, a slew of lawsuits continue to hit Jackson County and insiders are already talking about the upcoming election season.
Developing . . .