Kansas City Newsflash: No Performance Review For City Manager?!?

At least that's the claim from an East side council leader after Mayor Q's team seemingly tricked the newspaper into running a clandestine press release and now they seem eager to even out their coverage . . . Here's the word:


On Monday, Kansas City 3rd District Councilwoman Melissa Robinson said her objection in moving forward with contract negotiation was due mainly to the council side-stepping normal process by not first conducting a thorough performance review. Platt’s contract now pays him $265,000 a year and will almost certainly include a pay raise, if it is renewed.

That he was in the running for another job shouldn’t matter, she said.

“We should not be in bidding wars with other cities around our staff,” she said. “We should be doing our due diligence and being prudent.“

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