Tuesday, September 17, 2019

SILENCE AFTER JACKSON PROPERTY TAX CRISIS EMAIL EXPOSÉ!!! TKC TUESDAY QUESTION: WHY WON'T EXEC FRANK WHITE ANSWER QUESTIONS ON CAMERA?!?



Less than a year after officially winning office Jackson County Executive Frank White has all but retreated from any real questions about his decisions as an elected official.

His communication with the Legislature is minimal.

He won't talk with reporters directly.

And most of his public interaction is by way of pre-recorded videos on Jackson County social media outlets.

Accordingly . . .

THE LATEST REPORT ON JACKSON COUNTY CONFUSION AMID THE PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT CRISIS DEMANDS AN ON CAMERA ANSWER FROM THE EXECUTIVE!!! SO FAR FRANK WHITE WON'T TALK TO VOTERS OR THE PUBLIC DIRECTLY!!!

For those who haven't seen it or need another look, this is the best example of journalism in Kansas City right now . . .

Emails obtained by KCTV5 provide reality check in Jackson County property tax assessment

And upon a second viewing this line stands out . . .

KCTV5 requested interviews with the McCann Beatty and County Executive Frank White. We received the following response:

“At this time, the County is focused on working with taxpayers and therefore, is not granting any interviews regarding this matter.”

Accordingly . . .

OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY DEMANDS JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE TALK WITH KCTV5 ABOUT THIS REPORT ON CAMERA!!! ANYTHING LESS IS A BETRAYAL OF HIS ELECTED DUTY!!!

Heh, doody. Lulz.

Anyhoo . . .

In this instance a sleepy public TV or newspaper interview against softball questions isn't going to cut it. TV news asked tougher questions than anybody in town and they deserve an answer.

At the very least we want to point out the "celebrity" politico now seems camera shy as he has struck out as an elected leader in the midst of the single-greatest-disproportionate-tax-increase in Kansas City history.

You decide . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

#FireFrank

It's the right thing to do.

Heard It Here First said...

Frank won't give interviews because he doesn't really understand what's happening. Report on that TKC. Because the answers are great and even more entertaining.

You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Recall?

That seems like the only real way to deal with the problem.

Anonymous said...

“At this time, the County is focused on working with taxpayers and therefore, is not granting any interviews regarding this matter to the Kansas City internet equivalent of Stormfront.”

There's your direct response; you're welcome.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Is that why you're reading it at 7:53 in the morning? Do you read stormfront so regularly? Dumbass.

TKC calling out Frank for hiding is priceless. I'd argue that Frank's credibility is just about equal to Tony's now. And there's no way that chubby Mexican EVER played baseball.

Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahhaha!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Grow up. Frank is an elected office holder. He should answer questions. That is what voters are paying him to do.

Anonymous said...

Frank doesn't answer questions on camera because Luanne Ridgeway told him he didn't have to!

Joby said...

Where is Frank? He's not at the courthouse most days? If channel 5 wants to find him, they would be better off looking at the golf course.

chuck said...

In a larger context, think about how many times, on a daily basis, you see absolute cluster fucks like this, from both Liberal and Conservative politicians.

This particular screw up is a perfect example of why we Americans, should never, never cede power and money carte blanche to Washington DC politicians who promise Nirvana if they can just get the money to pay for it.

No doubt, there are honest, altruistic motives for many of the initiatives that our 'leaders' come up with, but, in the end, most of them, are a disaster. 18 or 19 years ago, Republicans and Democrats both agreed that we as a nation, should loosen the requirements for income in order to open the gates for economically distressed folks to buy houses. Sounded good on paper and everyone was for it. What a fuck up. Mortgage Backed Securities. The only people that made bank, were scumbags at Goldman Sachs. Shit heel pukes like Lloyd Blankfein sold us down the shitter and gutted Americans out of 8 Trillion Dollars.

As bad as this is, here in KC and it is bad, more local control vis a vis National Control of our economy and decisions on that economy is what is called for.

In spite of the stupidity of the idiots who rolled out this "SURPRISE YOUR TAXES JUST WENT UP 300%" idea, it is stalled, because here, locally we are all so pissed off.

The folks who brought us to this precipice, should be voted out, recalled, or, imprisoned.

Anonymous said...

Boy that guy sure could turn two back in the day.

Better give him a powerful civic government position.

Anonymous said...

Frank is a waste. Should never have been elected. What's worse is that he's hurting his own people. A lot of folks will be thrown out of their houses because of his incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Frank at the Country Club working on his golf swing?

Anonymous said...

At least Frank is smart enough to know how stupid he really is. He doesn’t talk on camera because he doesn’t want everyone to realize how stupid and incompetent he is.

Anonymous said...


Hey, voters had a chance to fire Frank at the last election, you knew what he was like and you voted for him anyway, and now you pay and pay and pay and pay!

Save The Plaza said...

Nobody knew Frank was this bad and this incompetent.

Anonymous said...

Nobody with a brain talks to the media these days. They try to sensationalize everything.

Anonymous said...

Last 4 county executives:
Bill Waris - convicted
Kathryn Shields - indicted but acquitted
Mike Sanders - convicted
Frank White - TBD

Anonymous said...

+1 11:12

Mystery Machine... they would have gotten away with it but said...

His connection with the crooks of Freedom Inc doesn't help. GAIL Beatty (getting paid by City while husband Bruce Beatty works at City through HD Consulting), James Tindall ousted from office, Duron Magee, resigned over sexual misconduct from State position... GAIL AND FRANK S/B fired.

Anonymous said...

Corruption charges should be filed. Where is the FBI or US Department of Justice?

Anonymous said...

@11:12 wins this thread. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ricono @ KCTV is not going to let this go. I Think she will get somebody fired or make them resign at the least. If the County Commission had one ounce of integrity they would vote to scrap this assessment and hire intelligent people to re-figure all of this mess even if it takes two or three years. And if Frank White had a half ounce of common sense he would be front and center on camera asking them to do it. That is his only play out of this mess.

Anonymous said...

Shut up and pay your god damn tax bill this December! It's the LAW!

Why don't you shut the fuck up? said...

^^^^ @5:43pm - Says the person who doesn't own shit, foreclosed countless times and filed for bankruptcy, unemployment and welfare. You shut the fuck up. Its not the law if it has been breached.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knew but didnt want to admit it because people like has-been sports figures.

Anonymous said...

4:21 I wish people would get a clue about how Jackson County government "works." Frank White doesn't have to ask the "commission" to do anything. The County Legislators have no authority to "scrap" anything or hire a new assessment director. That is all on Frank White. He hired this grossly incompetent assessment director, okayed paying this scumball consultant more than half a million dollars, and lied repeatedly about how professional the assessment process was done.

Don't stop with Firing Frank. END THIS FUCKED UP SYSTEM.

Eliminate the county executive position. Let the voters elect the assessor and do give the Legislators some freaking authority!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Frank White avoids the TV news because he is an absolute embarrassment whenever he opens his mouth. He doesn't go to the legislative meetings because he might have to actually have to answer a question.

His "handlers" all know that he's a disaster that they've got to keep away from the news media. And we're paying all these people to make sure the guy elected to be answerable to all of us isn't available to be asked a damn thing.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:46 The county charter should at least be amended to require the executive to attend legislative meetings and participate in a weekly "questions period" like the British prime minister. Except citizens, not just the Legislators get to ask questions.

Anonymous said...

What these emails show is that Gail Whatshername and Frank White have been lying about this assessment process for months now. I will be paying attention to the next legislative meeting. Somebody on that legislature better have the spine to call for resignations. DEMAND THEM!

Anonymous said...

+2

Anonymous said...

Great question! Operating so totally above the law. Also the county buildings are so dangerous and the public should be boycotting them and the employees should be filing a class action lawsuit... where are the checks and balances??????

Anonymous said...

Lol sarcasm

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The county charter is totally inept. County executive is a little royal monarch completely above the law while nine legislators squabble over each other

Anonymous said...

▪︎YES 100%

Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted why not Gail Beatty & Frank White? said...

On June 23, 2010, Kilpatrick was indicted on 19 federal counts including 10 counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, five counts of filing a false tax return, and one count of tax evasion. Each count of fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 year imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

Anonymous said...

Remember that hole in the fence to get to school...that fat light skinned girl with the thick glasses that chased you round and helped you graduate? She graduated from Wilberforce. Magna Cum Laude. Her son takes care of his 93 year old grandfather that you are about to make homeless. She died of cancer when he was 5years old. He was a WWII vet. His great grandfather faught in WWI. You played baseball. Upon many shoulders you stand. Katherine G Johnson loved stars. She a loved math. She believed in doing your best. Good or bad. She got men in space. My point, don't let people pull a Crissy Tiegen on you. You are not a punk ass bitch. Speak up. Be a man. You are hurting a people, generation by hiding. You are not a coward. You should be a man of the people, are you?. Where is you faith? Who are you? What are you? You are not a...

Anonymous said...

Baseball has been berry, berry good to me.