The ongoing turmoil among elected officials working in Jackson County has further-reaching consequences than most voters can imagine. The power struggle and legislative stalemate isn't just political but has now impacted operations.
Accordingly . . .
A RECENT JACKSON COUNTY E-MAIL FEATURES DEVASTATING CRITICISM OF THE COUNTY EXEC AND WARNS OF FINANCIAL THREATS TO THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE!!!
Quick preview from our blog community . . .
"Ripping into Frank again over his lack of planning/Leadership."
Check the text of this note that's circulating far and wide . . . TKC blog community denizens won't get a confirmation on this one from politicos who are mostly hesitant to show their disdain for one another even amid an ongoing legislative battle in open session . . . Read at your own risk . . .
From: Jean Peters Baker
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:38 PM
To: Frank White
Cc: Scott Burnett JACKSON COUNTY; Dennis Waits; Daniel T. Tarwater III; Crystal J. Williams; Alfred Jordan; Michael Sharp; Tony Miller; Gregory O. Grounds; Theresa Galvin; Garry J. Baker; Garry J. Baker; Jay D. Haden; Caleb Clifford; Miriam N. Hennosy; Gina Robinson
Subject: No CFO or No Director of Finance/Purchasing
I'm at a loss on how to proceed with basic operations of the government without an authorization process. Due to your termination of the County's CFO and your failure to appoint another with the authority to approve purchase orders my operations are negatively impacted.
Today, I am told by your staff that no purchase orders will be approved because no one has the authorization to do so. My operations cannot stop, but this effectively stops my operations. We work 24 hours a day in the Prosecutor's Office. Among many necessary items, witnesses must appear in court and their travel and accommodations are necessary purchases. What would you like me to tell them, the Court and other necessary partners?
Jean Peters Baker
Prosecutor For Jackson County
(816) 881-3366 (office)
(816) 881-3821 (fax)
And so . . .
Confidence in the leadership of the Jackson County Exec is now at an all time low and word of challenges from his colleagues is no longer an open secret but rather a serious issue of local government dysfunction.
Developing . . .