Martin's story is about "public-relations specialist Kim Carlos-" a woman who "advised" (and I can bet you not for free) Cindy Circo's 2007 election campaign to the council.
Carlos drew a $40000 salary for doing (virtually no) PR work for the convention hotel committee- which is chaired by Circo and other KC-MO business fatcats who stand to benefit financially from such a 1000-room monstrosity.
Circo- according to THE PITCH's story "distanced herself" (at finger's length?) from appointing Kim Carlos to do virtually nothing for that $40k- but can we REALLY believe that BS?
CSW has been closely following this convention hotel money-sucking black hole for about the past year.
Strapped KC-MO finances hasn't stopped nearly a million taxpayer dollars from being dumped into this worthless project that will require- even according to THE PITCH's story- "substantial public assistance" i.e. taxpayer-supported corporate welfare.