Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kansas City Critics Object To Wickham James
More than a few people we know and respect have reacted negatively to former Mayor Sly's new gig.
Here's some of the best reaction to WickhamJames.com
"The former mayor's new consulting gig includes quote that #KC is safer as a result of his administration?"
“Bloomberg Associates could not have asked for better partners in Mayor Sly James and Joni Wickham. Kansas City, Missouri, Is safer, greener, more inclusive, more innovative and efficient thanks to their bold leadership. Their authenticity and commitment to solving complex challenges and delivering results made it a pleasure for us to work together and help deliver on their ambitious goals for the City.”
What about a spike in homicides making us the fifth most dangerous city in US is safer?!?!
And then . . .
More presser promo . . .
"We use our decades of experience to partner with our clients and achieve results by communicating complex issues, advancing cutting edge public policy, mediating even the most challenging disputes, and by navigating political environments and government institutions."
Informed reaction from a local INSIDER:
"I took that quote from WickhamJames.com under their services offered section. Sounds like lobbying to me. Talk about being an ethics hypocrite. At least in Jeff City they require legislators to wait two years before lobbying. "
In KCMO the lobbying grace period rule is one year . . . So the first 12 months of biz might be tough for this duo.
You decide . . .