Tuesday, November 07, 2017
COURTHOUSE INSIDER: 'EGO RUINED HIS POLITICAL CAREER BEFORE IT STARTED!!!' JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE CONFRONTS LATEST SMACKDOWN FROM LEGISLATURE NOW MOVING TO STRIP HIS COMBAT ANTI-CRIME POWER AWAY!!!
Jackson County Executive Frank White didn't even bother to show up to the latest legislative session. In his absence his controversial veto of new Courthouse hires was was overridden by the Legislature.
The Independence Examiner has a great round-up and confirmation of these deets:
"The conflict between Jackson County legislators and County Executive Frank White Jr. grew again . . . Legislators overrode a veto by White, and they started the process of taking a high-profile anti-drug program away from control by his office."
During an EPIC local 2017 crime spike . . . Removing COMBAT from the control of the Jackson County Executive threatens to be the final nail in the coffin for Frank White's political career.
And while perspective on the deets of public meetings is important, here's the more important take on the topic from a Courthouse Insider . . .
"Frank's political career is essentially finished and it's all because of his HUGE ego. That's unfortunate but his fighting with the Legislature has put the County in gridlock and he hasn't really proposed a solution. The Legislature is attempting to keep the County running while the Executive simply wants people to kiss his ring."
Best of all . . .
"What nobody is remembering that while Frank is ranting about government waste and hiring while trying to get the moral high ground on staffing issues, only last year his son was hired by the ATA in a high paid and very questionable role and with very few qualifications . . ."
A forecast of how this plays out from here . . .
Courthouse Insider: "Given the current state of gridlock . . . Don't expect the legislature to give him an inch on the budget. He might try another veto but they'll just come back and override him again. Sad thing is, all of this could have been avoided if Frank would've simply taken a more active role in doing his job and keeping the Legislators involved in the conversation. He's still not showing up to meetings and that signals to everyone that he doesn't want to learn. Going forward, if the Executive keeps going down this path. He doesn't have a future at the County."
Developing . . .