Friday, January 12, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE'S OFFICE WASTES $25K SO FAR IN 2018 AMID STRUGGLE TO KEEP CONTROL OF COMBAT ANTI-CRIME FUNDS!!!
The price-tag of the power struggle over COMBAT is quickly adding up.
In a recent County meeting Legislators revealed . . .
- According to the Legislature speaking in open session - A high-priced GOP law firm has been paid $25K to issue their opinion in favor of Exec White keeping control of COMBAT.
- This same law firm has garnered about $250K worth of JaxCo legal work in less than a year.
- The Legislature is now hoping to cut ties with the firm and seek their own representation in the upcoming legal battle with Exec Frank White.
Remember that on Wednesday Courthouse tensions reached a fever pitch as OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY BROKE FIRST NEWS of an employee suspended for refusing to follow an "unlawful" directive from Exec Frank White's office. A coalition of Jackson County government officials then issued a groundbreaking statement against the action.
Brief aside on that . . . Today a FAILING dead-dree media outlet reported that "deputies were called to restore calm" and there's absolutely no evidence of that . . . Video of the session proves as much. Sheriff's deputies typically attend meetings of the Legislature to provide security - Sure, there was a ruckus and some yelling but no one had to be restrained or even close. TKC loves hyperbole but it's almost kinda sad to see local hacks stoop lower than a blogger without having nearly half as much fun. But I digress . . .
Anyhoo . . .
The point here is that negotiations have fallen apart and this debate will be settled in court . . . Just as our blog community reported . . . The bills taxpayers will ultimately suffer for this fight have ALREADY pass a quarter million dollars.
Developing . . .