Monday, December 02, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NAMES INTERIM CITY MANAGER!!!



Quick afternoon note from a KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER who has never let us down before . . .

"Ernest Rouse is the interim city manager"

Now, there's a promise for a nationwide search but this longtime City Hall veteran and former General Services director is now in the running for the job and might earn the support of Council denizens given their desire to make a smooth transition and stay out of the local, political fray.

Update From Northeast News: Mayor Lucas Designates Earnest Rouse as Acting City Manager

Developing . . .

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

The right up is limited but I think what you're missing is that there's a real argument about hiring someone local and who knows the job vs. having to train somebody and get them up to speed about the problems KCMO is facing. Mr. Rouse knows what he's doing. I think he would make an excellent City manager.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Maybe, but they should still do the national search. If council is involved. I think the whole thing is going to be a nightmare.

The people of Virginia said...

Clay Chastain for city manager!

He can move here AFTER he gets the job!

Anonymous said...

If you looked up flim-flam in the dictionary, this is the picture you would see.

Way to smart for the crooked politics of KC said...

Rouse is sometimes confused with ruse

Anonymous said...

So this is Smiling Selfies Q's idea of management?

Anonymous said...

Yes Ernest has done such a world class job as director managing 311 and other city services while his boss Troy went on spending sprees that didn't require city approval.


Nice

Anonymous said...

KCMO’s leadership looks like an NFL roster. No wonder the city is such a shitshow.

Grip Madlock said...

Why not,most of KCPS last few superintendents did the same

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Jackass County and Kansas Shitty


Did I miss anything?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Yes be sure to carry a 45 or something when exploring.

Anonymous said...

This pick is nothing more than Troy trying to protect the blob.

Anonymous said...


yet another Democrat Affirmative Action scammer.

Anonymous said...

Col Ernest's Kansas Freakin City.. KFC

Anonymous said...

Lyin' Smiling Selfie Lucas has spoken... funny stuff.

Mayor Quinton Lucas
2 hrs ·
Today, I designated Earnest Rouse as Acting City Manager of Kansas City – a 30-year City veteran and only the third African American to serve as acting or permanent City Manager in Kansas City's history.

Mr. Rouse understands fiscal responsibility, our core mission to deliver basic services for our residents, and is known throughout the organization as a strong, experienced mentor, leader and supervisor. Mr. Rouse – who has served the past 30 years in a variety of roles and departments within the Kansas City government – will bring important perspective to the city manager’s office as we work to make Kansas City a quality, safe, and affordable place to live for all.

Anonymous said...

He is a nice guy but that doesn’t mean he can’t fuck things up in the mean time, by the way, what exactly are his marching orders for being interim manager? He’s only as good as what they tell him to be.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Rouse understands fiscal responsibility, he has four fancy vehicles and a big big house with a three car garage..

Anonymous said...

@4:00pm
Actually, the LAST thing you'd want in a city manager candidate is that they KNOW THE ROPES at 12th and Oak.
If you do the same things, the same way, with the same people, you get the same results.
So if you like crappy streets, misspent money, upside-down priorities, slush funds instead of serious budgets, $100/month water bills, and all the rest of the total lack of effectively provided basic city services, and "insider" candidate is what you want.
Wouldn't it be better if someone came in from the outside and asked "Why are you doing that that way?"
When you're in a hole, stop digging!

Anonymous said...

You just knew it was going to be a Black guy. *eyeroll*

Anonymous said...

Rouse is an imbecile. His own department is in ruins and failed an internal audit just a few years ago. He can’t keep track of money, bills, or staff. The City is screwed.

Anonymous said...

Ernest has done a terrible job. His General Services department is a daily shit show. City buildings are falling apart, the City overpaid utility bills for years because his staff was too stupid to know better, and invoices have been paid months late. The place is a wreck. Now he’ll wreck the other departments. Awesome choice.

Anonymous said...

^^^ x 1,000

Anonymous said...

Add “lazy as hell” to the list because that’s what we just got.

Anonymous said...

Detroit-like bankruptcy proceeding next stop.

Anonymous said...

This! 100%

Anonymous said...

The guy cant shave and we are going to have him run the city?

Anonymous said...

As long as he's black, that is the only important qualification for a high position in this administration.

Anonymous said...

El Frito Bandito!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how the mayor and council are going to handle the inevitable financial fallout ? Are they going to keep up the lies and misdirections of the previous city manager, or will they lay all the cards on the table and tackle it head on with full transparency?

Will they hold remaining staff responsible for doing as they were told by Troy Schulte? It will come out eventually, and they need to decide how they will handle it or Ernest won’t have a chance to make an impact. He is probably more aware than most of the deviant tactics of Troy Schulte and been sworn to secrecy.