Saturday, February 2, 2008

Municipal Ethics Commission to Meet on Feb 5

http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/9849



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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like someone is recording ethics proceedings: http://www.youtube.com/user/sunshineindep

retired city emp said...

im wondering if wc isnt trying to cover his ass. former city att otoole is a head of the commission and im hoping walt doesnt hide the outcome.

Anonymous said...

No doubt WC is scared to death about it being televised. He's praying every day that Riley takes the heat - and of course he's throwing staff into the swamp like it's feeding time at the zoo. We need to keep this in mind the next time HE has a SUCCESS and make sure every single kudo goes to the individual staff person responsible - because he has made it clear that he is responsible for NOTHING!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened today?