Saturday, October 13, 2007

Week In Review - Another Encore Comment

This comment was posted 10-12-07 10:04a.m on It's Up To Us. We think it bears an encore for our week in review. Mayor, City Councilmembers,- does this sound like a healthy organization to you? We'd love to hear from you particularly your plans fix it. If you don't have the stomach, then let Wayne move back to Denver where he is most of the time anyway, consulting with his consultants; hire someone with capacity to do the dirty deeds that must be done. You all - have just one decision to make - to maintain the status quo or bring honor, integrity and fiscal prudence back to the civil service corps at City Hall.

We need to recognize that this Council doesn't care about US -- the employees who are being terrorized and tyrannized by Wayne. They don't care about the fact that Queen LaToad picked fights and verbally abused employees all over City Hall, got Hinsvark fired for stupid reasons, and arranged for her La Toady girl friends to get special privileges like free parking in the City Hall basement, specially created jobs just for them, 15% to 30% raises after only a few months in the job( Judy Hadley isn't the only one that was showered with money!), annual promotions, outlandish travel and spending budgets, etc., ad nauseum. Nor do they care that Wayne wrote creative job specs to fit the candidate he pre-selected (African American or ethnic, of course), nor that he had staff "fix" job interview lists so that his pick (read African American again!) was always the best choice (like Hadley and Deletta Dean). Nor that he ignored the council ordinances outlining the merit system for City employees, trod on their rights, gave HIS staff annual increases that exceeded the City's HR policy of 4% max; reclassed HIS staff to higher pay ranges, etc., e3tc. They don't care that he gave Directors huge salary increases and increased their vacation leave and pension benefits to buy their loyalty--and replaced "those white boys" with new directors making 50% more than the previous incumbent or the amount that an internal candidate (read: best qualified!)would get under the merit system. They don't even care that he lowered the standards and re-wrote job specs so his Queen LaToad could be promoted to ACM! Or that he gave her a $15,000 raise when she was just an "Assistant". It doesn't really bother the Council that he is blocking the investigation of Queen LaToad's pornography and that she and only she will be allowed to keep her job despite what has been the norm in the past. But there one thing that would make a difference to this Council: PROOF that he (or the Queen LaToad) is guilty of a criminal malfeasance. Not City policy --I mean a bribe, theft, fixing City contracts, lining his own or the pockets of friends. Some one knows about this! Show us the "no bid" contracts he insisted on, or the inflated contracts he negotiated, or evidence of accepting special favors or money from contract winners! Come forth with how the list of no bid contractors used by PIAC came to include his contractor/political supporter friends from DENVER, forevermore! How about an explanation why when the City identifies land to buy (top secret!) the value of the land always doubles or triples by the time the buy offer is made. Who is tipping the owners off? Did the land change hands between the time the plan was made and the City started negotiating to purchase it?Some one knows! Give us the PROOF we need to end this nighmare!Better yet -- send it anonomously to the PITCH. Don't bother with the STAR -- they are Wayne supporters and will make any dirty stories disappear!


Anonymous said...

Ok, skunk, I've grown protective of you, now. When it's been 5 days since your last post, I'm worried they've buried you under the construction on the south entrance. :) Let us know you're ok. There's much going on, like minority leaders meeting with elected officials to give them courage not to be baited into believing that Kansas City's black community is one big monolythic vote, despite what a few puffed up city council members want them to believe. Where are you, skunk?

Anonymous said...

brooks and curls' act about "what's in it for the 3rd" may have worked in Jeff City to keep them in those posh, do-nothing legislative seats but now that they are on the Council, people actually watch and if I lived in the 3rd, I would be embarrased about how their attitude is "screw everyone who's not the right ethnicity."

the first question all these Council people should ask is "is it good for the City?" before they start complaining about how their district is getting the shaft. the reason why the 3rd has gotten the shaft is because all of the PIAC money has been funneled to the likes of Mark Tolbert and other well connected "leaders" who are or are trying to develop property that they own and want the City to pay the cost of putting in the streets, sidewalks, sewer, etal.

maybe if these gals would fund projects like the independence street scape on 31st street rather than fixing a CDC's project, there might be more rehabbing and investment on the main streets.

Anonymous said...

Hurray! There ARE some people out there who realize that the Black community is not one hugh vote. Remember the definition of insanity, "if you keep doing the same things, the same way and expecting a different result." Go into the community and really talk to those who have businesses and have not received squat from Cauthen and his co-horts. Look at the continued blight on 27th St and beyond in the third district. Give me a break! Sharon Sanders Brooks threatening to bring out the "community" against the Mayor is laughable. For a minute we thought that Funkhouser was truly intimidated by the big, bad "we gonna get you talk" from our so-called leadership in the third and fifth districts but that ship has SAILED! Wake up everyone! Cauthen has squirreled away enough duckets to live comfortably the rest of life if he was a smart guy. Those "community leaders" who have been feeding at the city trough for YEARS are now in a quandry; they have alienated the true members of the third and fifth districts, fed at the master's table and now expect us to uphold them because "the big bad white man" in charge means we will have less. Well, I ham here to say under Emanuel Cleaver, Kay Barnes, Alvin Brooks, Gwen Grant, Peter Yerlorda and others like them, the black community has lost much more than they have gained in the last TWENTY years. Funkhouser's only challenge now is to truly clean house and bring those around him who have spent many years waiting for Abraham Lincoln to FREE THE SLAVES! We are waiting skunks. Can you help us along? CLEAN OUT CITY HALL! and by the way, we also need a new HR director. What the heck does O'Bannon do?

fed up as well said...

Gary O'Bannon does whatever Wayne and LT tell him to do. LT has always said that they like Gary because "he'll do whatever we tell him to do." So much for him being the protector of the merit system - HA! He knows where his bread is buttered and he'll never do anything to challenge anything that's wrong. He'll just keep taking his money and bonuses for being Wayne's toady. What a spineless wonder!