Sorry, seekers of truth, honesty and integrity in government. I've been out of town addressing some family matters that took precedent over the chaos, sloth, incompetence, inanities, and idiocies, of City Hall. Although I was glad to be with my family, it seems I have missed a good deal of excitement. You have been having all the fun. So, now I'm back, things are good with the family and it's once more into the breach, dear friends. Let's go get 'em!
Parks Commission -
Perhaps the Funk should just start over with the Parks Commission - thank them all for their time, energy, and controversies and pick a few more, this time following proper protocol and procedure, properly and thoroughly vetting the candidates and keeping G-L-O-R-I-A and T-A-R-A out of the process.
The Frances Semler appointment has garnered national attention and drawn the Minutemen's National Convention to town, the only thing missing from this three-ring circus is her personal appearance on Lou Dobbs or Jay Leno. Frances hopes to further the agenda of the Minutemen and the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform so she comes with a bias. Aggie Stackhaus has infuriated the dog-park advocates as has John Fierro with their support of back-room deals - so much for transparency in government. Tyrone Aiken is a talented dancer and choreographer but he has contractual obligations with many dance companies - how much time does he really have to devote to Parks & Rec. issues? (not to mention he is Princess Tara's pick). Mr. Webster and his family have so many business ties to City Hall - he has a myriad of conflicts of interest on very important issues that need open, honest discussion and every vote is important - and he can't or shouldn't be voting on these. Municipal Ethics Commission - pay heed here - keep your eyes open - ask questions - take nothing for granted - do your own research. The "Big Lug" can openly apologize to the the residents of Kansas City saying that he promised honesty, integrity and transparency and to follow the rules and he didn't and he's sorry and he's going to do a "Do Over."