Friday, September 29, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HUMAN RELATIONS DEPT. ETHICS HOT MESS THREATENS CITY HALL!!!
The legacy of dysfunction at City Hall in KCMO persists and now we're getting FIRST WORD of a crisis in the making that threatens to explode into even greater drama . . . And, yes, it'll probably cost taxpayers even more cash.
First, a happy note . . . Just to prove that we're not bluffing and know exactly what's gong on at HRD. We'd like to celebrate the happy nuptial news of an HRD leader and a lady who was formerly (allegedly) choked with a belt inside City Hall. Really, it is nice to see people bounce back and find companionship under tense circumstances.
But I digress . . .
For those who don't know . . .
"The Human Relations Department's mission is to ensure that all City residents are free to exercise their economic, social and human rights. This mission is achieved by providing quality service, compliance and enforcement in the areas of affirmative action , civil rights , contract compliance , construction workforce , minority, women or disadvantaged business enterprises , small local business enterprise , and Section 3 ."
In the aftermath of the Civil Rights Era, KCMO relied on this Dept. to transition into the future and create a more vibrant and inclusive local economy . . . For many years, the Dept. did just that . . . Now, it has been severely scaled back and become the source of increasing petty personal politics.
We've got more on this but let's cover the highlights for this morning to keep 12th & Oak denizens up to date at the start of the day.
- HRD has been hit with a litany of ethics and employment complaints. The leadership of the Dept. has always been questioned but now workers are putting their grievances in writing.
- Did you know there's an "ethics line" in Kansas City??? Kidding. It's not regularly monitored and is routinely used to double-cross whistle-blowers.
- Finally, rampant nepotism and cronyism has always been a part of City Government but many insiders feel HRD is increasingly becoming nothing more than job pool for friends and family of a City Hall clique.
And so, there are more than a few KCMO Insiders CALLING FOR THE ELIMINATION OF HRD and a move forward beyond Civil Rights era politics . . . Sadly, the personal squabbles are fueling this outcry beyond mere racial or partisan rhetoric. Translation: A lot of African-American residents have come to realize that HRD is no longer effective or even necessary in many instances.
And so, as usual, personal drama threatens Kansas City local government as good intentions seem increasingly corrupted.
Developing . . .