Friday, May 11, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MISSOURI MEGA LOBBYIST JOHN BARDGETT BLASTS JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE IN SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER!!!
The most powerful lobbyist in Missouri recently fumed over professional discourtesy from Jackson County Executive Frank White's office in a letter that savages the communication skills of one of the most popular politicos in Kansas City.
To wit . . .
INTERCEPTED BY BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTERS!!! WE'VE GOT OUR FILTHY HANDS ON A DEVASTATING LETTER FROM LOBBYIST JOHN BARDGETT TO JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!
For those unfamiliar with Missouri politics, John Bardgett is a titan in Missouri politics known as a consummate-insider & "master choreographer" -- Real talk: Mr. Bardgett is bigger, stronger, better than any elected official because he has been entrusted with government and corporate purse strings which control and influence policy before issues ever comes up for a vote.
Even more interestingly . . .
DEETS OF THE DOX REVEAL ALLEGATIONS OF A SERIOUS BREAK DOWN IN JAXCO COMMUNICATION WITH JEFF CITY AS MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER BUCKS ARE ON THE LINE!!!
As always, BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTERS get first word. Here's the way it looks to our blog community . . .
"For a person as gentlemanly and reserved as John Bardgett to send a letter like this, the situation must be beyond irreparable. Frank's duplicity and "lack of attention to the details of his job" is now going to cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. And nobody at the courthouse, or the Star, seems to bat an eye."
Ironically, we asked Team Frank for a comment on this story and they didn't reply to our request.
NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE DOX THAT OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE AND REVEAL LOOK AT EXEC FRANK WHITE BEHIND THE SCENES!!!
Because we love you, we've highlighted some of the choice passages. Here's the opening indignation line from Mr. Bardgett:
"In those 39 years, I have never experienced a client refusing to answer simple emails or respond to requests for basic direction on issues important to them. I personally emailed you 2 1/2 weeks ago and expressed my frustration with the lack of communication from the Jackson County Executive's Office on important issues pending in this legislative session. I also asked that you simply send me a termination letter if for some reason you were dissatisfied with my services, or if the county could no longer afford to pay for our services. I still could not get a response.
An alleged precedent in professional conduct from Exec White:
"No one has ever unilaterally decided not to honor our contractual agreement and instead chosen to act as if I and my coworkers didn't exist."
The Jeff City grapevine exposed:
"I began hearing from state legislators that I may no longer be the Jackson County Executive's lobbyist. You can imagine my surprise that I should hear this from state legislators and not from my client directly! I have developed a great deal of respect for you and am frankly quite shocked that you, and more appropriately your staff, would allow you to not extend me the simple professional courtesy of sending me a termination letter or, at a minimum, simply calling me. While I have been keenly aware of the ongoing differences of opinion your administration has been having with members of the county legislature, I have worked hard not to involve myself in any of those discussions. I sincerely hope, for the betterment of Jackson County, that all is resolved soon."
The money line and how a lack of communication could impact Jackson County taxpayers:
"As you and your staff are aware, there are major issues facing Jackson County that are currently pending in the legislature, and there will be for the remainder of this session. Although not finalized, the Sports Authority funding extensions have occurred on the senate floor and in a house committee, and we have been in the middle of those important discussions. We have been actively working to block the ongoing efforts to dramatically reduce the jail funding Jackson County gets from the state, as well as proposed reductions in taxes that Jackson County may charge utilities and other businesses. I am very proud of the work JBA has participated in over the last 8 years as the lobbyist for the Jackson County Executive's office and wish you the very best in the future. However, since neither you nor your chief of staff will communicate with me after 2 1/2 months of the legislative session, I have no choice but to exercise my option under our contract and terminate our lobbying agreement effective the date of this letter."
And so we throw it back to our blog community . . .
DID JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE DO THE RIGHT THING BY GIVING LOBBYIST JOHN BARDGETT THE COLD SHOULDER??? OR WAS HIS ALLEGED PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT UNBECOMING OF A BELOVED KANSAS CITY SPORTS HERO AND ELECTED OFFICIAL?!?!
Developing . . .