SACRAMENTO AIRPORT OFFERS SNEAK PREVIEW OF SINGLE-TERMINAL KCI FAIL!!!
We caught this post from the Show-Me blog on the rebound and we appreciate their basketball terminology and reference to this town's losing pro-sports history.
"Perhaps to make up for stealing the Kings, Sacramento has decided to show Kansas City the pitfalls of expensive airport terminals. Sacramento opened a new $1 billion terminal in 2011. Like Kansas City, Sacramento wanted to attract more airlines and passengers with a state-of-the-art facility. Like the Kansas City experience, the terminal:
…drew rave reviews from local business leaders and politicians…the project was criticized by airline executives, including those at Southwest, as too big and too expensive for their needs.
Despite the criticisms, the Sacramento County Airport System decided to build anyway. This gave the airport a high debt load and made it one of the most expensive medium-sized airports in the nation, a dubious honor that will belong to Kansas City if its new terminal plan takes flight."
Meanwhile . . . Kansas City Mayor Sly says that any effort to question this process or make sure it stands to a public vote is wasted.
The best response from the Friends of KCI web presence:
"So democracy is mostly wasted efforts... this Mayor and Council certainly have a funny attitude toward their employers..."
Developing . . .