For Friday afternoon we want to share an important detail about Kansas City political life and how rules don't really exist for people with the right political connections.
To be fair . . .
There really shouldn't be that much of a surprise over this obvious move given that the old boss was a guy appointed by a former federal felon.
Honestly, Frank White III is probably more qualified than Robbie because he worked a demanding ATA PR gig for quite a few years.
However, here's another quick slap in the face for voters . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR & COUNCIL WORK TO DROP RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR FRANK WHITE III!!!
Mayor Q is sponsoring the legislation along with Council Lady Heather Hall . . . For the northland politico, her support might offer just a bit "equity" given that po-po no longer have to play by residency rules thanks to Missouri Republicans.
Now, let's take a peek at the legislation . . .
Resolution #220695: Waiving the residency requirement of Section 2-1656 "Residency requirement for certain employees of entities receiving twenty-five percent or more of their annual funding from the city" for the appointment of Frank White III as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
Perspective . . .
Again, this might not be a hot topic amongst the plebs but let's not forget that workers (and their families) lower on the food chain had to adjust their lives in order to comply with residency rules for decades . . . Now those regs have been quickly cast aside amid a "cultural shift" that seemingly hopes to part with old school and often outdated codes of professional conduct.
Developing . . .