Thursday, April 23, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY SHOUTING MATCH OVER 'SUPERFICIAL' CORONAVIRUS SALARY DONATION RESOLUTION!!!
Tempers flared today at City Hall over a "small gesture" of 12th & Oak solidarity with victims of coronavirus and the ensuing economic impact of the lockdown.
A quick summary of the policy that sparked the debate . . .
"It was a resolution proposed by Councilman Kevin O’Neill, 1st District at-large, for council members to take pay cuts. Specifically, to allow them to forego pay raises — from $61,569 to $70,718 for members and from $123,516 to $141,455 for the mayor — which they received last summer. They would donate the balance back to the city as it deals with any economic downturn brought on by the spread of coronavirus. The proposal devolved into a yelling match between O’Neill and Councilman Brandon Ellington that Mayor Quinton Lucas struggled to quiet . . .
"If all the members and the mayor took advantage of the proposal for three months, the city would save about $31,930."
Still, that description is far too clinical and doesn't capture the spirit of the debate . . . Also, newsies purposely omitted the punchline and giggles following the discussion.
Thankfully, we captured video so that KICK-ASS TKC READERS can see for themselves . . .
What we notice . . . Councilman Ellington is absolutely correct and his criticism of both the lockdown contradictions and the superficial City Hall proposal is on point.
Meanwhile, Councilman O'Neill uses a classic political trick . . . Yelling and then quickly backing down when called on it.
Reality . . .
THE COUNCIL PUBLICITY STUNT SALARY DONATION PUBLICITY STUNT WAS RUINED AS KANSAS CITY OPPOSITION AGAINST THE MAY 15TH INTENSIFIES!!!
You decide . . .