TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY AIRPORT CONSULTANTS KEEP CASHING BIG CHECKS DESPITE SINGLE-TERMINAL CRASH & BURN!!! HOW SHOULD WE MOVE FORWARD?!?
Earlier this year we noted some MASSIVE airport spending amid a doomed single-terminal plan and now the totals keep piling up . . .
"To date consultants have collected $9,164,044. Since the first of the year, they have received $406,131.26."
Accordingly . . .
CHECK THIS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE AIRPORT DESPITE THE SINGLE TERMINAL FAIL!!!
This KCMO tax fighter effort hopes to keep the convenience but offer some upgrades. Take a look:
CFRG is proposing a plan to go forward:
1.) Stop any and all payments to airport consultants mentioned above. The mayor has stopped the single terminal program he was working on so it’s time to send the consultants packing. There is no need to pay them any longer. These funds can be better used.
2.) Use some of the money we have been spending on consultants to set up new airport presentations city wide: First present to the Chamber of Commerce, then public hearings Northland, Midtown and South KC and the Eastside, to showcase the single terminal proposal and the fully remodeled airport proposed by Crawford Architects in association with Woods Bagot, Charles Cammack or perhaps other proposals. These independent companies and individuals have designed their presentations and produced brochures at their own costs. Let’s give them some of this consultant money to fine tune their proposals and make public presentations. Then let the public have input to express feelings they have for either project. What would they like to see in their new airport? We have local Architects, Engineers, Designers and Builders perfectly capable of handling this.
3.) Remove Jolie Justus from the Chair position on the Airport Committee of the City Council. Her view is biased and no longer relevant. She has proven she cannot be fair minded where this project is concerned. Replace her with Katherine Shields, Alissia Canady, Heather Hall, or Quinton Lucas. If the new Chair cannot be objective, we will call for their removal also.
4.) Engage Pat Klein, Aviation Director, to take part in the process. If he is unwilling to do so, have the City Manager begin an immediate nationwide search for a new experienced Aviation Director who is open minded and willing to listen to the voting public. Remember, these people work for us so the very least they should be willing to do is work with us.
While some of the airlines have suggested they are not interested in working further on this project, we believe once they see the project going forward in a positive tone, they will be glad to participate.
We solicit your help in moving this plan forward. We ask you to contact the Mayor, City Manager and Councilpersons endorsing the CFRG plan and thank you for your continued support...
You decide . . .