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2015 Chambers Leader Retreat - In Overland Park Again
Posted: 23 February 2014 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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If the elected bodies did not attend, there would be no point in holding the session in OP.  Moving it “home”... to Manhattan and/or JC… would at least give the transperancy of the elected officials being seen in a local public arena.  As it stands, it’s as if the decision makers run off to Kansas City so they can be wined and dined by a group they give millions to… and no one notices.  IF the meeting can’t be held “in the open”, locally, what are they trying to hide by taking everyone to KC??  Therein lies the appearance of impropriety… something the Manhattan City Commission has never wanted to act as if it’s some foreign term they cannot comprehend.

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Posted: 23 February 2014 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Who all puts money into the Flint Hills Regional Council??  Do the feds pony up some of the funds?  Who audits the FHRC budget?  Whoever audits that program needs to know the agency will be spending bookoo bucks hauling staff to Kansas City and lodging them in a high dollar facility… for a meeting that could well be held locally.  The FHRC Board seems to include folks from a large number of regional communities.  If these communities are being forced/coerced into putting money into the FHRC, I can’t imagine they are all for seeing money spent frivilously.  Manhattan Chamber has a “big gun” on that Board.  However, if enough of the FHRC Board put their feet down and demanded the meeting either be held locally… in the Flint Hills… or they would not pay expenses to attend, perhaps that would also dampen the idea of having the meeting in KC.

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