Campaign season is upon us and it seems that 12th & Oak is getting push back from competing candidates.
This is fun but not really as important as locals might think given that "Missouri ethics" is kind of a contradiction in terms.
Nevertheless . . .
The city manager gets left holding the bag in this online smackdown . . . Take a peek:
In an action filed Tuesday, the Missouri Ethics Commission found that the city’s official website linked to the social media pages of elected officials “which supported and/or solicited contributions for candidates for public office.”
The website is ultimately under the direction of Platt.
This is a violation because the city manager used public funds “in support of the election of candidates,” according to MEC filings.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KCMO City Manager fined after commission finds city's website helped contribute public dollars to campaigns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brian Platt, the city manager of Kansas City, Missouri, was fined $1,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission on Monday. Platt was fined after the commission found KCMO's website used public dollars to support political campaigns.
Kansas City Manager Brian Platt has been fined after he was found in violation of state law by the Missouri Ethics Commission. In an action filed Tuesday, the Missouri Ethics Commission found that the city's official website linked to the social media pages of elected officials "which supported and/or solicited contributions for candidates for public office."