TKC SUNDAY MUST READ!!! INSIDERS FEAR UPCOMING KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT LISTENING SESSIONS ARE RIGGED!!!
The struggle to convince the public that Kansas City needs a new single-terminal airport is now in full swing.
As our blog community noted previously . . . So-called "listening sessions" are the new hotness and persuasive tactic.
However . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER FEAR THAT THE KANSAS CITY AIRPORT LISTENING SESSIONS ARE NOTHING BUT A PROPAGANDA TOOL TO PUSH THE CITY HALL SINGLE-TERMINAL AGENDA!!!
Northland media dude Kevin Koster actually sat through dozens of airport meetings in order to participate and report on the process. Here's a well-informed take:
Save KCI: Who's Doing The Listening?
Money line . . .
"In light of the City’s history of controlling and directing airport conversations, I think it’s important that their presentation for these listening sessions be made public before the sessions begin, affording those who wish to challenge the content a chance to do so in hopes of a more honest outcome. For example, there might be a statement that, “The airlines offered to pay for a new terminal” when they did not. Or, “The airlines told the Aviation Committee that they would not add anymore non-stop flights.” This statement is actually true but they’ve added 5-10 since they made it. Obviously, the Business Journal’s recent claim of a 28.8 minute average security wait is easily included in a presentation just like it was at a recent Platte County EDC meeting, But it has since been discredited by TSA themselves and should not be a part of the conversation. Raising these issues at a listening session is counterproductive for everyone . . ."
And, as the "listening sessions" approach . . . What we're seeing is a hype campaign underway and not a real effort engage in a REAL CONVERSATION with the Kansas City.
You decide . . .