Tuesday, January 16, 2018
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATURE FINALLY TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE OVER COMBAT TAX POWER STRUGGLE!!!
Today, local elected officials confront an inevitability that our blog community has been talking about for weeks.
“It is unfortunate the Legislature is having to take legal action to enforce an ordinance passed by this body since the County Executive continues to ignore the current rule of law,” Scott Burnett, chair of the Jackson County legislature, said Tuesday in a statement. “It is our moral obligation to ensure accountability for the taxpayer dollars and given concerns about the administration’s questionable use of these funds, a decision was made to return the administration of COMBAT to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. We have complete confidence in Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to faithfully execute the duties asked of her office by this body.”
Remember last week our blog community broke news of the lead-up to the legal move and what ended up serving as the last straw.
Check today's news:
Fox4: Jackson County legislature files suit against County Executive Frank White over control of COMBAT program
KCTV5: At stake is who has control over millions of dollars raised through the COMBAT anti-drug tax.
KMBZ: White has ignored the mandate transferring the anti-drug program COMBAT to the office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor.
KCUR: Who Controls COMBAT Is Headed To Jackson County Court
KMBC: Legislative chair Scott Burnett announced the legislature has filed a Writ of Prohibition requesting the court enforce Ordinance 5601, which places the day-to-day of Jackson County’s anti-drug program known as COMBAT under the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Developing . . .