Saturday, August 05, 2017
PETITION TO CLEANUP CLAY COUNTY AMID KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND SLAP-FIGHTING!!!
Amid ongoing political drama, check this honest to goodness grassroots movement hoping to demand local goverment accountability.
Here's the word . . .
Filed the necessary paperwork with the state auditor’s office to begin the petition audit process for the entire Clay County government. We now have 1 year to collect 5,590 signatures. The more the better!
The petition estimates the cost of the audit at $100,000 to $150,000, given the cost of the audits for political subdivisions of similar size and function to Clay County. The county will be responsible for paying the cost of the audit whatever it may be.
I don’t expect the audit process to be fun for the county, but it is essential to make sure that our county is following proper procedures and state statutes.
A few examples of our concerns are: associate commissioners removed the county clerk as the custodian or records. County property purchased with Federal grant money has gone missing. Our associate commissioners voted to allow staff to sign off on invoices after Presiding Commissioner Nolte questioned why invoices were coming to him redacted. An assistant county administrator and administrative staffer have been charged with tampering with a public document. Has anything else been tampered with? Now, we hear that our associate commissioners are trying to remove some of the responsibilities of the county auditor.
In light of the growing concerns among the citizens of Clay County about the performance of our county government, I believe it is in the best interest of the citizens of the county to have this audit performed.
More info here . . .
Developing . . .