For the record and just so nobody misunderstands . . .
Robbie was NEVER qualified for this job and it was ALWAYS sketchy that his career advancement came with a glowing endorsement from the historically corrupt former Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders — A politico who local leaders never like to mention after the disgraced elected official ended his career in the federal pen.
Check today's postscript . .
"Robbie Makinen, who's led the agency since 2016, reportedly resisted a "money grab" by top Kansas City officials who sought millions in federal pandemic recovery funds awarded to the KCATA in order to pay for new streetlights."
The cover story . . .
Mayor Q supposedly wanted to raid funds and Robbie spoke out against it . . .
The reality . . .
AS WE NOTED EARLIER TODAY . . . LOCAL POLITICAL LEADERSHIP HAS DEGRADED KANSAS CITY TRANSIT OVER THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC WITH FREEBIE RIDES AND OTHER HALF-BAKED PROGRESSIVE SCHEMES!!!
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority CEO Robbie Makinen resigned on Wednesday. The KCATA Board of Commissioners accepted Makinen's resignation at its Wednesday meeting. "The Board wants to express its appreciation for Robbie's service to KCATA, first as a Commissioner and then as its CEO," the KCATA board said in a statement.
Robbie Makinen has stepped down as president and chief executive of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, the agency that provides bus and other transit services to the Kansas City metro. Makinen has led the KCATA since 2016. After several hours meeting behind closed doors Wednesday, KCATA's board of commissioners voted to accept Makinen's resignation.