Hopefully we're all getting some things off our chests so we can start dealing in specifics. We need specific information in order to make change. For example. a comment made by Anonymous 9/28/07 8:10pm/Councilmemebers Please Take The Helm, stated
"Hell, most of the time CIMO didn't even bother with a slush fund. They ran thousands and thousands of dollars of catering (including alcohol, witch is strictly forbidden by City Charter) through regular accounts, which were then assigned to city projects. John Franklin signed and approved any bill that came under his nose. John, btw, is trash talking Wayne to anyone who will listen. September 28, 2007 8:10 PM"
Mr. Franklin has aspirations to be City Manager, yet how could that be considered when he has signed off on expenses that are clearly in violation of policy? How often does John look the other way? If he is duplicitous with Emporer Wayne - in breach of ethics, morals and laws - why would he behave otherwise as manager. He would be born again? And if Wayne was holding a gun to John's head, where is John's moral compass to go to the Star? Councilmembers? City Attorney? to report these crimes. Why would John allow Wayne to compromise his ethics? It's less offensive that John is talking trash about Wayne, since so many are, it is offensive that he is playing a major role in abusing the people of Kansas City.