Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Riley Set to Take Fall for Cauthen


The Municipal Ethics Commission is going to look into the Perfect Output Audit. But, according the Falling Star, they won't look at Cauthen. It makes you wonder, did they even look at the audit?

What a joke! Will McCarther is on the Municipal Ethics Commission! The same Will McCarther that works for HCA, whose salary is being paid out of the Citadel TIF? He has been a huge buddy of Riley's for a long time. He had the nerve to accuse others of a conflict?

Some of you know a lot more about this than I do. Did anyone get to witness this hearing?

CIMO Depositions?

Unrelated to ATA tax but didn't know where to post: Numerous CIMO employees are in receipt of summons/notices to give depositions relating to the appeal of a certain high level CIMO manager that was fired (to be WC's scapegoat???) resulting in the tens of thousands tax-payer dollars being spent on stepped of security. Perhaps other readers can provide more detail.

Posted by Anonymous, February 5, 2008, 5:33 p.m.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Vote NO on the ATA Tax Part II

Helpful information from Anonymous, February 2, 2008 at 8:49 p.m.

http://thekansascitypost.com/The Light Rail Citizen Task Force....building on your reasons to defeat the ATA 3/8 cent sales tax. Could it be the Council of Nine doesn't like citizen task forces? Remember how they drew the line in the sand, early on, to prevent the mayor from appointing a "citizen task force" for studying TIF? They didn't think citizens were as smart as they are. Their campaign promises must have been made in secret to the big money developers. VOTE NO on ATA tax!

I understand those of you are concerned about the less-advantaged in KC and their reliance on ATA. However, let's lay it on the City Council and the Mayor. Not enough people are concerned about what they are doing to the less-advantaged citizens. Nothing has been accomplished in the last year except, YES, renewal of the PIAC tax. The Mayor and all of the councilmembers took the success of this ballot issue as a mandate that they are doing an exemplary job.

This is by far the worst City Council in modern history. They are following the most corrupt city manager of all time. I am not giving them another win.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Municipal Ethics Commission to Meet on Feb 5


Ever feel like you were kicked in the gut? I felt that way when I found out yesterday that the Municipal Ethics Commission's hearings will not be televised or recorded. The message to me is that this may be a continuation of the cover-up. Could this have something do to with the fact that the Communications staff work for Cauthen? Didn't they televise McFadden-Weaver's hearings? Why would the Commission want to hide? Regardless of the outcome, there will always be questions if the proceedings are hidden. I understand that the public may be able to attend. Great! That opens the hearings up for the unemployed who can afford the parking. What about the City employees? You can bet Cauthen will have a list of any employees who exhibit any interest in this and they will be escorted out of the building first chance he gets. Again, where is the Falling Star? This ought to be infuriating them.

I saw a copy of a memo Cauthen sent out this week, responding (lol) to the questions posed by the Finance and Audit Committee on January 23. What a jerk! He takes responsibility for nothing and throws several more employees to the wolves. I wonder if it has dawned on him that the Municipal Ethics Commission has a responsibility to scrutinize him too. If they look at this at all they ought to have some hard questions for him.