With little progress in efforts to create "transformational" change for local law enforcement, Mayor Q seems like he's getting frustrated.
To wit . . .
THE FIGHT AGAINST "DEFUNDING THE POLICE" SEEMS TO BE WORKING GIVEN THAT THE MAYOR IS NOW HIS CRITICS 'LIARS' IN HIS LATEST REMARKS!!!
Here's a money line from a lesser blog . . .
“There is no way, according to the ordinances, money goes anywhere outside the Kansas City Police Department. Unless the Board of Commissioners wants to decide that the money would go to some other group, which I think is very unlikely.”
“It is a bold-faced lie,” the mayor said, to pretend that any limits exist on how police can spend the millions that have been set aside. If Chief Rick Smith can prove it’s essential to spend it on an artillery of 20 new helicopters, “talk to us about it and odds are they may get that money,” Lucas said. He gave his guarantee every penny would go to policing.
However . . .
NEITHER MAYOR Q NOR 'DEFUND THE POLICE' ACTIVISTS HAVE PROVIDED A BUDGET FOR THE NEW KCPD COMMUNITY SERVICES & CRIME PREVENTION FUND!!!
Translation . . .
Without putting anything in writing, Mayor Q and every advocate of this budget flex deny voters the very same transparency and accountability which they accuse police of avoiding.
Let's make it even clearer . . .
In Kansas City at 12th & Oak . . . 42 MILLION BUCKS without a budget is nothing but a slush fund.
Of course www.TonysKansasCity.com would like more accounting of expenses from both city hall and the po-po.
Instead what we're going to get is a myriad of legal slap fighting that will only interest about two dozen mid-level lawyers who pretend they understand local politics in order to buff up their billable hours.
Developing . . .