Sunday, April 26, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATORS CALL FOR VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST FINANCE & PURCHASING HONCHO AMID FIGHT OVER MISSOURI AUDIT & COVID-19 MILLIONS!!!



In the aftermath of a recent rebuke following a scathing appraisal from Missouri Auditor Nichole Galloway, power struggles and cutthroat fighting over federal COVID-19 stimulus now dominate the local political scene and we're getting FIRST LOOK at an unprecedented power play coming up at the Courthouse tomorrow.

As always, TKC TIPSTERS get first word . . .

"Hey TKC, look at this resolution . . . Jackson County has received $123 million in coronavirus funds and this looks like the Legislature is now debating major changes in how it will be distributed given that they were spanked by Missouri Auditor Galloway this month."



To wit . . .

THIS JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC SMACKDOWN IS ONE OF THE WORST WE'VE EVER SEEN AND SPEAKS TO THE LEVEL OF TENSION OVER FED STIMULUS AND PAYBACK AFTER A SCATHING MISSOURI AUDIT BEHIND THE SCENES!!!

Usually, when things get to this point somebody resigns or takes a lateral move to a different department.

However, this call out is ON THE RECORD and published for all to see. At the very least, this is certainly part of the "new normal" and a very rare public, political slap fight.

Take a look at the allegations and motivations documented in this resolution that has escaped public scrutiny so far . . .



IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title . . .

A RESOLUTION calling on the Legislature for a vote of no confidence in the Director of Finance and Purchasing, Bob Crutsinger.



RESOLUTION NO. 20420, April 27, 2020

INTRODUCED BY Crystal Williams, Dan Tarwater III, and Theresa Cass Galvin, County Legislators

Body

WHEREAS, a vote of no confidence is defined as a statement or vote about whether a person in a position of responsibility (government, managerial, etc.) is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, perhaps because they are inadequate in some aspect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel detrimental; and,

WHEREAS, on June 15, 2018, by Executive Order No. 18-13, Bob Crutsinger was appointed to his position as Director of Finance and Purchasing and,

WHEREAS, by Resolution 19870, dated May 21, 2018, the Legislature did authorize the execution of an Employment Agreement with Mr. Crutsinger, commencing on June 15, 2018 and terminating on December 31, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to section V(C). Termination, the County may terminate the Agreement for cause, with “cause” defined in part as:

(vii) The willful and continued failure to substantially perform Bob Crutsinger’s duties for the County (other than as a result of incapacity due to physical or mental illness); or

(viii) Willful conduct by Bob Crutsinger that is demonstrably and materially injurious to the County, monetarily or otherwise.

and,

WHEREAS, due to the ever-increasing complexity of the County’s financial operations, the Legislature believes the County’s Finance Department needs a stronger skill set to provide timely reports regarding overtime, insurance proceeds, other financial reports and the financial impact the Stay at Home Order will have on the County’s revenue streams; and,

WHEREAS, the County is currently undergoing an audit by the Missouri State Auditor and the County has been directed to exercise increased controls over its financial operations; and,

WHEREAS, Mr. Crutsinger continues to disregard recommendations of the Missouri State Auditor regarding transfers and backdating of data; and,

WHEREAS, under the current emergency, and in consideration of the incoming funds from the CARES Act, the County needs accurate and timely reporting and communication regarding financial information to all County officials; and,

WHEREAS, the Legislature has concerns with Mr. Crutsinger’s leadership, decision-making, and communication regarding these important issues the County is now facing; and,

WHEREAS, all these actions place the taxpayers and the Legislature, acting on behalf of the taxpayers of Jackson County, in a precarious position with the State of Missouri; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the Legislature hereby expresses its vote of no confidence in the Director of Finance and Purchasing, Bob Crutsinger and urges the County Executive to take appropriate action to remedy this situation.

Effective Date: This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage by a majority of the Legislature.
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And so . . .



This will be an important vote for the Legislature and one of the first signs of fallout after the Missouri Auditor's negative appraisal of the COMBAT Anti-Crime program and business as usual at the Courthouse.

Moreover, this is a major bureaucratic dispute amid Exec Frank White's tenure and a sign that financial accountability is finally under discussion as federal coronavirus stimulus funds arrive.

Developing . . .

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch.

That's gotta hurt. Hope they offered him a chance to resign first. This usually only happens when somebody just refuses to leave.

Anonymous said...

somebody had to pay for that chevy colorado. That was simply a bridge too far.

Ed said...

It's about time somebody cleaned up the county.

Where's my broom?

Why stop there. Look at what's happening and the crime that's even going on during the lock down and voters should see that they need to reconsider the future of combat funds.

Anonymous said...

Another golden parachute for the county might be on it's way soon.

Anonymous said...

WHEREAS, the County Legislature AKA Group of Idiots in Jackson County uses 13 paragraphs to tell someone they are fired. I say we serve upon the Legislatures as a whole a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE!

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

anonymous said...

Why not a vote of "No Confidence" in the entire County Legislature?

This crap doesn't happen in some vacuum, the job of the Legislators is to monitor this sort of thing and make sure it doesn't get out of hand.

Sure, Frank White is the Executive, but that doesn't exempt them from their duties, they don't get to float around on some fluffy white (or money-colored) clouds until it's time to view the County's mess with horror!

Anonymous said...

This is just another example of corruption and incompetence by Jackson County Democrats. What we really need is a vote of no-confidence for the career politicians in the Jackson County Legislature.

Anonymous said...

Whatever big big shows these announcements produce, the Jackson County taxpayers may conclude that millions of their dollars, whether from local taxes or the feds, will be thrown away on worthless programs with no results or accountability, family, friends, and other insiders, and their own selfishness and self-dealing favoring their campaign contributors and their endless re-election bids.
The endless infighting and finger-pointing accurately makes the county government look more like the student council in some middle school.
And the wasted money is horrendous.

Anonymous said...

Where is the vote of NO CONFIDENCE against Gail Beatty? Jackson County Assessor needs an AUDIT too.

Super Dave said...

What ever happened to just saying, "Your Fired?"

Missouri is an at-will employment state. This means that employers are typically allowed to fire employees for any reason or for no reason at all. So why all the need for the drama?

Anonymous said...

Learn to read, someone already said that now you look like the loser copy cat you are.

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt mind spanking Nicole. What a honey!

Anonymous said...

and yet stupor dave you don't live in Missouri so we don't give a shit about anything you have to say about it? How come you don't have anything better to do?

Anonymous said...

**Ha! Stupid dave got knocked the fuck out!!! Again. Always.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. You clown suit yourself constantly lol

Anonymous said...

8:22 & 8:34 one and the same asshole who knows nothing but can't keep their mouth shut.

It's like this stupid, if a person pays any personal or property tax in any country they have a right to voice an opinion. So far you just attack with ignorance and never with facts or tact.

So who really is the stupid one? Just you and only you!

Anonymous said...

Let's see. Frank White hired this guy, after he fired the old director of finance who wouldn't go along to get along with some of Frank and Caleb Clifford's fiscal shenanigans. And then Frank fired the old assistant director of finance who would not sign off on misappropriating Combat money. This would be the same Frank White who got a "gift" bailing him out of foreclosure from a rich lawyer who does a lot of business with the county and the same Frank White who lied the day he put in his papers to run for county office saying he didn't owe any taxes. And who hasn't heard or read about the reassessment fiasco or fallen victim to it? Oh and the same Frank White who wasted almost a year to just get repairs STARTED on the courthouse elevators. But the Legislators don't want to take a vote of no confidence in Frank White?

anon said...

“Employment Agreement with Mr. Crutsinger, commencing on June 15, 2018 and terminating on December 31, 2019“ I’m confused, his contract already ran out last year......

anon said...

Plus they hired troy Schultie in January to run the county finances. This seems like a cheap put the blame on somebody else kinda thing that frank is playing to cover his arse because he should have been over seeing the whole thing to begin with.

Anonymous said...

9:10 You forgot to mention the same Frank White who has proven so incompetent at his job that we, the taxpayers of this crap county, are now paying a "county administrator" who had to be hired to actually run things. Together, Frank, this administrator, and Frank's chief of staff are making well over a half-million dollars. Three guys. Over half-million dollars. To run county government.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:10 When you consider that lawyer leases office space to the county and the rent has skyrocketed since his "gift" to Frank White, the "gift" sounds more like a bribe. Oh, and Sleazy Mike Sanders brokered the whole deal before he ended up in federal prison.

Anonymous said...

Dissolve, close and eliminate the COMBAT now! All it has produces is groups of unprofessional, inexperienced that our given our taxpayers dollars with not record of accountability.

The audit reflected, based on factual evidence that the leadership overseeing the distribution of funds, in several cases DID NOT require documentation for the monies spent.

anonymous said...

A good idea can't be stated too often, Jerkwad, so either contribute to the discussion or STFU!

Anonymous said...

Clean the whole courthouse out now. From the judges to the politicians to the administrators. Waiting patiently on the FBI to move and convict some more corrupt souls of Jackson County, Missouri. That should be a reality show... oh wait.

Anonymous said...

Regardless, the county isn't going to save Mayor Q from the ever increasing revenue shortfall. The City of Kansas City, MO hasn't even noted the revenue shortfalls. Think about the $20 million annual debt payment for Power and Light with zero revenue from the district. Let me count the increased liabilities due to revenue shortfalls...

Anonymous said...

^^^But COMBAT will continue to be funded, and that's what is really important.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to knowing the difference between your and you're, Stupor Dave?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was speech to text which has a bad habit of not separating the two but who cares in the end. Must be a bitch thinking you're so fucking perfect when you're not.
But he didn't really use it wrong as it was a question, is separated by parentheses and not addressing a person.

So who is stupid now

Anonymous said...

AND YOU KC FRUITS CONTINUE TO VOTE FOR THESE DEMOCRAT CRIMINALS

Anonymous said...

THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE BAILED OUT BECAUSE OF THESE COMMUNIST LIBERALS

Anonymous said...

ASK YOURSELVES THIS WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS DEFENDING AND TRYING TO BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS OF THE CHINESE

Anonymous said...

COMMUNIST

Anonymous said...

From what I hear the Democrats will be investigating the Chinese, and the fact that they bribed Trumpy to quash Coronavirus info.

So just wait, my little Russian troll!

Anonymous said...

Why? To get dirt on Joe Biden, of course.

Anonymous said...

NO THEY INVESTIGATE TRUMP WITH NO EVIDENCE THATS WHY HIS APPROVAL RATINGS GO UP WHILE NANCY ANDTHE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS APPROVAL RATINGS TANK TO THE BASEMENT YOU KNOW THE BASEMENT WHERE YOU BITCHES LIVE

Anonymous said...

NOW GO EAT YOUR HOT POCKET STOKE YOUR PEE PEE AND MOMMA WILL TUCK YOU IN

Anonymous said...

PS THE DURHAM REPORT IS COMING YOU LIBERAL CRIMINAL CUNTS

Anonymous said...

Thank you Comrade. Check back often. Say hi to Vlad.

Is that all this is anymore? Russians??

Springheel said...

Gee, I dunno-- got alotta people I wanna fire (millennial shitbirds, 7.0) but seems the gubmint don't wanna pay for the healthcare (all shitbirds are already suffrin blood pressure, mental crap, obesity, etc) or the disability and unemployment. When somebody else tells you who to hire and fire, u know we are in a world of shit. Think about that on a more personal level--you wanna shitcan the guy you pay $15 to mow your lawn ? Don't be so sure you can make that choice in today's world. These asshats we have birthed are on a new level of unresponsible. Know all the dishonest yet legal ways to play the system. Care only about a buzz, freaksex, and videogames.

Anonymous said...

^^^ hey now, that sounds like good times Springheel!