Wednesday, January 03, 2018
CALEB'S CHEVY COLORADO COMES UNDER FIRE BY JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATURE!!!
Jackson County "picks up" the fighting where they left off and now a debate transportation of a different sort ensues . . .
Seemingly out of nowhere, the legislators discussed how the county paid for a truck driven by White's embattled chief of staff, Caleb Clifford, and suggested the county executive's office was trying to hide that purchase from the Legislature.
The county auditor prepared a memo titled "Where did the money come from to pay for Chief of Staff's $33,945 vehicle?"
The memo detailed six transfers of funds all under $10,000. Any transfer of money over that must be approved by the Legislature. The six transfers totaled $30,104 and came from the Health Fund, Anti-Drug Sales Tax Fund and the Special Road & Bridge Fund, among others.
"When you make six transfers to buy a truck, we don't get to see any of that," says County Legislature Chairman Scott Burnett of Kansas City.
"This circumvents the authority of the legislature," says Legislator Dennis Waits, who represents parts of Kansas City, Independence and Sugar Creek.
Clifford's truck is a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado bought from a dealer in Platte City. The truck is equipped with an off road package, aluminum wheels, satellite radio and cost $33,945, according a document provided by the county auditor.
There has always been a lot of debate over cars from the Exec's office but now the Legislature is getting serious about transit accountability in an election year.
Developing . . .