Friday, May 12, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COALITION ALREADY LAUNCHED AGAINST KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT BURNS & MAC NO-BID SELLOUT!!!



The mayor's relaunch of airport efforts has already met with fierce opposition from local leaders and political denizens before today's low information presser.

To wit . . .

OVERNIGHT MAYOR SLY'S DISAPPOINTING NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT PLAN HAS ALREADY CRASHED AND BURNED!!!

Not even bought and paid for media could control their justifiable skepticism . . .

Here are just a few reasons why . . .

Do You Like How Burns & McDonnell Is Helping To Run Kansas City Water?!?


Here's the best place to start opposition . . . Burns & Mac is currently one of the biggest contractors for our pricey and troubled water department. Locals constantly rage over high prices and poor service . . . Why should the airport be any different under their control???

Airport "Private" Money Problems?!?!


NO . . . Burns & Mac is NOT going to buy Kansas City an airport. In the end, despite hype from unquestioning local media outlets, Kansas City taxpayers and the people who use the airport are always the ones who pick up the vast majority of the bill. One Insider said: "How stupid does he think voters are???"

That is yet to be determined.

TKC REALITY CHECK: MAYOR SLY IS TOUTING A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR NO BID FOR CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS?!?!?


And here's where a bad idea meets with what some would be right to call outright corruption . . .

Burns & McDonnell is asking the city to waive bidding requirements that typically accompany publicly-funded projects.

OVER MAYOR SLY'S TENURE BURNS & MAC EXECS & THE COMPANY HAVE BEEN ONE OF HIS BIGGEST CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS . . . TO HAND THEM THE BIGGEST NO BID CONTRACT IN LOCAL HISTORY SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!

At the very least,  this is one of the most corrupt ideas Mayor Sly has ever championed.

And yet there is hope . . .



Already local biz and Kansas City leaders are calling out the tragic deets of this corrupt deal. Inside EXCLUSIVE TKC SCOOP for anybody who made it this far . . . Council is nearly one vote away from a BLOCK on this issue.

What needs to happen is the public and media need to demonstrate their disdain for this DESPICABLY CORRUPT DEAL that seems to be one of the Mayor's worst so far.

Check the links . . .

KMBC: City to announce plan for a new privately-funded KCI

KSHB: Burns & McDonnell proposes privately financing and building a single terminal at KCI

KMBZ: Burns & McDonnell asks to take over KCI renovations, financing

You decide . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Not even a lame duck. Sly is just lining up donors for his next run. How much have burns & mcdonnell employees given him over the years.

Probably not 2 billion.

His campaign stands to make a nice profit.

Rory KC said...

The streetcar is small potatoes. If he can get this through, he really is kind of kansas city. Can't argue with that.

Anonymous said...

This is about more than secrecy, this is straight up graft. Why do we even bother having elections? Just hand the keys of KC over to Burns & McDonnell.

Anonymous said...

Lot of trouble just because some people think the airport needs brighter colors and some more restaurants.

Anonymous said...

One of our crack investigative reporters to do a FOIR on how much $$$ KCMO pays Burns and Mac in a year.

Anonymous said...

Boy your insiders are worthless Tony, couldn't even see this coming.

Anonymous said...

the packaging as "not taxpayer funded" is deceptive. there are no free lunches.

the airport authority would obviously have the right to charge fees to pay for the airport. fees, no matter how routed, are paid by flyers one way or the other.

it's not a free airport, folks. it's an airport to be paid for by flyers.

the packaging is not fully truthful.

the goods news is the $$$$$$$ for the builders and their friends.



Anonymous said...

Would they be willing to do the trolley expansion?

Anonymous said...

Convience, now surprisingly good for flyers, will shift to the airlines at a new terminal.

Lines will be longer because airlines don't care about that, just cost efficiency.

Save KCI!

Save convience! Save $!

Anonymous said...

And......the elites win!

Anonymous said...

SEEMS LIKE A GREAT IDEA TO ME!

Anonymous said...

Check out the renovations to the American Airlines gates in Terminal C. On departure you now walk from ticketing past the door used to exit the secured area to TSA screening- seemed like at least 50 yards further. On arrival you are directed back to that exit and then walk past TSA screening and Spirit and Frontier check in to retrieve bags. Probably walk 300 yards further than was required prior to renovations. Not so big a deal for the young and able, but Grandma, Grandpa, folks with disabilities and families with young children ... the walk out is now about as long as the exit from O'Hare. My point, they are making it less convenient. Next step, reducing the frequency of the shuttles to the parking lots. Give it up folks, our leaders know better than we and are determined to have their way.

Anonymous said...

The TKC scoop for Water Services and Blues & McDouche was being told how they were handling the OCP Director and the OCP management contract. They practiced the "no competitive bid" concept last winter. Worked fine. Guess everyone who doesn't appreciate the value of hiring girlfriends to serve your client is really just a hater.

Bob said...

9:29, the proposal would shift the cost burden from area taxpayers, most of whom are non-users, to people who do fly, i.e. users. I see nothing unfair about requiring users to pay for what they use, and exempting taxpayers from paying for what they don't use.

That said, it applies only if KC needs to build a new terminal. I, an occasional user, say no.

Anonymous said...

Neither proposal burdens area taxpayers who are non-users.

And somehow grandmas, grandpas and people with disabilities are able to use every other airport in America. The difference is they can find a place to sit down, take a shit or get a cup of coffee after they go through the security lines that aren't any longer in airports of our size.

Anonymous said...

The girlfriend thing is just the tip of it. Let's talk about six figures worth of bribes to keep Mr. S. happy.

Anonymous said...

Current set up works great!

Democrats , and their zillionaire donors, be scammin'

Anonymous said...

with one terminal --we'll definitely lose the benefits of circle parking.

Anonymous said...

The water and now the airport? There must be a competitive bid process or you don't do it at all. This is 100% fraud. Burns and Mac is making billions off this deal and the water dept deal. sLIE is going to get his cut and it won't be small potatoes either. What do we have to do stop this corruption. Pendergast has nothing on this guy

Anonymous said...

Current setup works great for people who never fly.

We'll owe the benefits of circle parking, benefits like having it be full all the time, and instead we'll have to deal with the inconvenience of a big parking garage across the street from the airport like every other fucking airport in America! SAVE US, COFFEYCAKES! Only you, unelectable, uniformed and unemployed, only you can save us from the horror of easy, convenient mid-sized modern airports!

Anonymous said...

The truth is the sewer and water depts are so much worse than you can know--Bums and Macks is the only eng firm that will work on a piece of it and theyKEEP THIER MOUTH SHUT about the horrible condition of everything around them that they aren't working on-- the true problem and scope never get fixed. Treatment plants are a disgrace of neglect and often poor engineering and parts. Get paid well to do a little something and never have a good success or a repair that will function as planned. Same thing applied to the airport- been neglected for alot of years. Lies. Salaries!

Anonymous said...

Sylvester James and gang ALWAYS come through with the most undemocratic, discriminatory, burdensome manner to solve a non-existent problem.

The key FLAW in this announcement is that James proposes to give Burns and McDonnell EXCLUSIVE NO-BID dibs on the terminal construction! It's THE DEFINITION of STUPIDITY by a public official, and smacks of FULL-BLOWN CRONYISM.

Also, notice from a tactical marketing standpoint James is attempting to turn this debate into "Who will build the terminal?" instead of the original question "Do we need a new terminal? And why?"

The public is supposed to forget the fact that Burns and McDonnell OWN Sylvester James! Close to 90-percent of Burns and McDonnell employees DO NOT reside within KCMO city limits. KCMO, under Mayor James leadership, built this wealthy private corporation a new headquarters, exempted them from paying their fair share of taxes, and falls to his knees when executives bark "assume the position!"

For all the sordid details of this sell-out politician FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL.

Bob said...

12:40, I have not flown out of terminal c for a while, but I am familiar with b. The walks to and from gate to toilet are no farther than in, say, LGA, the ability to buy coffee and a sandwich is about the same, and it is easier to find a seat at your gate in MCI. Pick up and drop off is a whole lot easier here than there. Went through Indy's airport recently; much nicer looking than ours, but the walks and conveniences are comparable.

Anonymous said...

Any proposal by Sly is a proposal FOR Sly and the pockets on his size 58 pants.

Anonymous said...


morons like @2:57 obviously never stood in security lines l for 45 minutes at single hub A/P s like EWR, LGA, IAD et.al...

mopey, dopey, stay at home Democrat loser looking to scam mo' free stuff.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^An angry middle class white man.^^

Anonymous said...

the approach of no-bid is inherently unethical, imho.

Anonymous said...

NEW AIRPORT DENIED, LACK OF CIRCLE PARKING MAJOR ISSUE

Come join us in the 21st Century.

Anonymous said...

This completely off the charts outrageous proposal shows two things about politicos like Sly.
For his low-information mindless supporters: Never applaud for a politician. It only encourages him.
And: Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Sly needs at least a couple people around him with the guts to tell the emperor his butt's hanging out.
He's way too impressed with himself and hubris has a very very unkind outcomes.
You really have to wonder how much KCMO residents will take.

Anonymous said...

Byron Funkhouser = a stereotyping, no class, white man

Anonymous said...

Byron Fuckhouser = mopey, dopey, stay at home Democrat loser looking to scam mo' free stuff.

Anonymous said...

morons like @2:57 obviously never stood in security lines l for 45 minutes at single hub A/P s like EWR, LGA, IAD et.al...


KCI doesn't have the traffic of those airports and never will, you fucking hick.

Anonymous said...

^ that was his point, you slow-thinking idiot.