Here's a local political move so brazen that I'm actually pleased they did it BEFORE THE ELECTION rather than "surprise" voters with it.
Even better . . .
MANY TKC COMMENTERS PREDICTED THIS CYNICAL MOVE BUT I THOUGHT YOU WERE JOKING!!!
Here's the damage and what might prove to be another reason for local voters to cross party lines . . .
"Frank White III was named interim president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority on Monday and will hold down the job until a permanent replacement can be found for Robbie Makinen, who was forced to resign recently.
"White is the son of Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. and has been working at the KCATA since early 2016, when Makinen hired him for a newly created job weeks after White’s father was appointed to the county’s top job.
"White III was initially hired at $80,000 a year to be senior manager of marketing for the transit agency after years in the insurance business. Currently, he is vice president of RideKC Development Corp., the KCATA real estate development subsidiary."
Of course we plan to follow-up for the morning and we'll look over any worthwhile comments tonight to include in the update post . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
The KCATA is governed by a 10-person board, on which Jackson County has one representative appointed by the county executive.