Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Briarcliff TIF Pig Kristl Abuses His Seat on the Parks Commission

Tim Kristl is notorious for his, umm, moral flexibility in juggling many roles to benefit himself and his clients at the expense of Kansas Citians. Not surprisingly, he is one of the biggest TIF pigs behind the "Briarcliff TIF Boondoggle", the absolute nadir of Kay Barnes' free-spending cronyism.

In today's Kansas City Star, Kristl abused his seat on the Kansas City Parks Commission to lash out at Funkhouser once again. Tim, we understand that you have been feeding at the TIF trough for years, and that you fear that Funkhouser is going to bring some sanity to a system which has made you insanely wealthy. We understand how frightened you must be, knowing that the TIF audit Kay Barnes and Al Brooks are hiding is going to expose you and your cohorts when it finally comes to light. We understand that your history of seeking money from boards you are serving on has lowered your standards of personal behavior.

But get this straight, Mr. Kristl. Your duty as a member of the Parks & Recreation Board of Commissioners is "To improve the quality of life by providing recreational, leisure and aesthetic opportunities for all citizens and by conserving and enhancing the environment." Your duty does not include lying about what Funkhouser's audits have accomplished. Your duty does not include taking advantage of your position to try to attack the man who will be ending your ride on the gravy train.

One of the best things about seeing Funkhouser win this election will be watching him drive snakes like Tim Kristl from positions of influence and back under the rocks where they belong.

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2 Comments:

Blogger snoble58 said...

I'm not sure it is possible to be overly critical of the Parks Department's management of the Liberty Memorial. After spending millions in taxpayer money to "restore" the facility, the deck is falling in again and the expanded museum needs an additional general fund subsidy. But I'm just not optimistic enough.

I believe it was Kristl who attended a Shoal Creek TIF advisory committee meeting as the Parks Department's representative, announced that he was there representing the developer, billed the developer and was paid through re-directed TIF revenue. (See the 2003 TIF audit p. 35).

3/15/2007 12:47 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

And guess who the Treasurer of the Citizens Association is?

3/15/2007 5:43 PM  

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