Sunday, May 14, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COMPETING KANSAS CITY COMPANIES RAGE OVER NO-BID KANSAS CITY SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT PROPOSAL!!!



A unilateral decision and behind the scenes deal making have incited rage of Kansas City companies that aren't already a part of a controversial deal to build an Kansas City airport.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY COMPANIES HOPING TO COMPETE FOR AIRPORT CASH HAVE BEEN RAISING A RUCKUS OVER THE WEEKEND FOR FEAR OF LOSING OUT ON BILLIONS WORTH OF AIRPORT CASH!!!

Design firms, construction companies and infrastructure financing specialists are all up in arms over one of the biggest public works projects in Kansas City threatening to leave a lot of local biz behind because of a close political and corporate alliance with Mayor Sly James amid this sneak attack proposal.



City Hall insiders and local politicos have been getting an earful from local biz people on this topic . . . One of the chief complaints from 12th & Oak over the weekend is . . .

WHY IS KANSAS CITY BOTHERING TO HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS ON THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPORT IF THE NEW NO-BID PLAN IS ALREADY ON THE TABLE?!?!

Meanwhile . . .

The widespread biz community, voter and civic opposition to the "no-bid" aspect of the deal threatens to hold up yet another deal for the Mayor's group of pals.



And so, we've collected this bit of essential reading on the topic as the biggest spending spree in local history has now become a hot mess powered by fear and greed among Kansas City power brokers.

Checkit . . .

SaveKCI: Latest KCI Photo Op Yields More Questions

Show-Me: Important Background on the Airport Discussion

City Hall: New Airport Term Sheet And MOU

You decide . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the SaveKCI link. He was actually part of the community meetings two years ago.

As far as this deal goes. The mayor poisoned the well. Had he tried to involve the entire business community he would have had more support. Just starting out with burns & mcdonnell makes it looks like an insider ploy and old time business done in a cigar smoke filled back room somewhere.

KCAv said...

I would guess that some of these companies will makes claims against City Hall. While the Supreme Court ruled that companies who lose bids can't sue, there are still many cases against cities who have conducted no bid rules.

Council should reject this deal. We need open competition, not crony capitalism.

Anonymous said...

trying to get this deal done "on the Sly?"

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaaha!

Anonymous said...

If we give the airport to this company, what this their bottom line financial benefit? What do they stand to gain, nobody does something for free. Not when we're talking about 2 billion dollars.

Another Midtown Mom said...

What's wrong with fixing the airport that we've got?

Anonymous said...

Wait and see what they come up with? That might be the best course of action.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what happens with the airport, the city's dishonest handling of it and the Star's complicity from day one has given us a citizen journalism brigade of sorts and the city is better for it.

Anonymous said...

Save KCI!

The local newspaper reported that the crony airport plan would raise cists $35 million per year, meaning forever.

Those costs will be passed along to flyers.

Mainly, however, inconvenience will be inflicted on flyers so that the airlines gain convenience and profits.

Say no to new crony-serving KCI!

Anonymous said...

The cronies are arguing among themselves about the spoils.

That means the public should be wary.

What KCI needs is $25 million of facelifts for terminal b. That's all.

Vote no on the billion-dollar boondoggle!

Anonymous said...

$2.5 billion with a B without a bidding process?

Only in Kansas City

Susie Burke said...
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Byron Funkhouser said...

"...will promise what they need to for getting a deal and then just do what they want."

They must have read Der Fuhrer's Book.

That's exactly the synopsis of "The Art of the Deal".

Anonymous said...

sLIE is the biggest crook this city has ever seen period

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Anonymous said...

C'mon we all know who will get it. It will be JE Dunn. It doesn't need to be built answer Sly must be stopped. Put the money into the sewers that desperately need it. I know it's not pretty and is below ground where no one can see it but everybody knows we need it. We can't keep kicking the can down the road on the sewer issue.

Anonymous said...

I heard Byron is hung like a log. Like a real g dawg.

Anonymous said...

Burned and McManaged proposes for KCMO to:
1) enter into a legally binding agreement with a separate legal entity "Terminal Developer LLC" created by Burned and McManaged, which will use Burned and McManaged Engineering Inc. as their exclusive contractor. Why does this matter? Because in a worst case scenario Terminal Developer LLC will walk away from the project, declare bankruptcy, and leave KCMO with a demolished terminal and skeleton airport. Burned and McManaged Engineering continues on in business unaffected. The City ASSUMES THE RISK of losing their airport.
2) cede control of the airport terminal and the land on which it sits for 30 to 35 years, OR LONGER (read the MOU term sheet) The Developer's lease with the City is for an undefined boundary of property and land.
3) waive all municipal income from the airport during this time period, as it will be redirected to Developer.
4) City will still be responsible for the costs of operation and maintenance.
5) Developer will design and build the Project for an undefined cost.
6) Project will be completed at an undefined time schedule.
7) City agrees to pledge all Airport Revenue Sources and Federal Funding Sources to Developer, for payment of debt incurred by Project.
8) "Cooperate with Developer in arranging the financing for the Project."
9) City agrees to seek the MAXIMUM allowable Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) during the 30-35 years or LONGER term of the agreement.
10) "That the acquisition of construction materials and all tangible personal property and equipment for the Project will be exempt from sale and use taxes to the extent permitted by state law, and the City will issue to Developer and, upon request, Contractor or subcontractors or vendors, a project exemption certificate evidencing such sales and use tax exemption" This tactic was also used to benefit Burns and McManaged during the construction of their HQ expansion.
11) KCMO waives their right to control development around KCI. "Limitations upon the development of facilities by the City or the City's Aviation Department on or adjacent to the Airport that would adversely affect the operation of the Airport or that, in the reasonable judgment of Developer (and any lenders or equity investors in the Project), would reduce any sources of revenue that are part of the Funding Sources." Potentially, this means no new hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, or any business that might draw sales away from the Developer's Project.

Anonymous said...

12) The City and Airlines pledge to provide Developer a MINIMUM of $85.2M per year to repay project financing.
13) City agrees to potentially neglect their ownership and maintenance of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.
14) Developer gets veto power over all agreements begin the City and Airlines.
15) Burns and McManaged Engineering will become the EXCLUSIVE Contractor for all Airport projects (not just the terminal) during the life of the agreement (30-35 years or longer).
16) "the City provide, without cost to the Project, expedited review of all permit applications for the construction of the Project, and City agrees that no building permit or other similar fees shall be charged by the City in connection with the Project." Again, just like their HQ expansion sweetheart deal!
17) "If Developer determines that, in order to make the Project financially feasible, it is necessary to form a community improvement district, transportation development district or other similar entity (the Special Taxing District") to impose an additional 1% sales tax on retail sales at the Airport, City agrees.." Now, what do you think the odds are that Burns and McManaged will determine they want an additional 1-percent sales tax? If you said 100 PERCENT, you're a realist!
18) "City's City Manager shall be the City Representative for purposes of providing all consents and approvals provided for in the New MOU" Can you see what's happening here folks? Burns and McManaged have given assurances to Sly James and Troy Schulte that when they leave City employment there will be a very lucrative "consulting" job available for them at Burns and McManaged. The two of them just have to RAPE the Council, RAPE the public, and kill anyone who tries to obstruct this BACKROOM CRONY deal which hands a MONOPOLY WORTH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to Burns and McManaged.

Anonymous said...

I have the solution! If we name it "TRUMP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT", Russia will pay for the whole damn thing!

Anonymous said...

^^^. It would more likely be "CLINTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT" due to all the Russian money that Hillary got for our uranium. Of course, that wouldn't fit the Progressive's rabid Trump fantasies.

Anonymous said...

Clearly a violation of KCMO Charter and Missouri Revised Statutes, but what is new for the Mayor/Lawyer? There is federal money involved and I bet Sam Graves can stop it.

Crazy Clown said...

KCMO Mayor SLY JAMES and his Cronies to be INVESTIGATED by the FBI and the DOJ for Corruption & Fraud ,,,,,,

Mayor Sly James and others to be Sentenced to Federal Prison on Corruption Charges and Money Laundering and Racketeering !!

Sly sentenced to 45 years in Federal Prison,,,, Hard Labor !!

Look for Sly James eventually, on a CHAIN-GANG working along the Hi-way wearing a Pink Prison boy Outfit !!!!

Byron Funkhouser said...

As your name says, you're crazy.

Anonymous said...

I would be embarrassed to be part of that company or the Mayor's leadership.
These kinds of deals happen under dictatorships and communist' regimes. I can't imagine the lack of respect other firms will have.
Assume the worst and expect better...
Unbelievable... a new low.

Anonymous said...

The Admirals Club will make Mira Largo look like bingo night at the VFW.

Anonymous said...

Byron is a clown.

Anonymous said...

Byron thinks there is only one Terry Murray in America. He is crazy and a leach.
This message approved by Terry Murray

Anonymous said...

Der Funkhouser dictates what is acceptable speech. Joseph Goebbels lives on.

Byron Funkhouser said...

You're a stupid ignorant asshole.

Oh, I forgot you people are allowed to call me names, but I'm not allowed to call you names. Typical Rethuglican.

Fake Terry Murray, you're post has nothing to do with this thread, & is only an attempt to stop me from participating in this free speech forum.

I get the disability check I earned, & am rightfully entitled to, & your ignorant opinion will not change that fact.

Calling me, & my wife, thieves makes you an ignorant asshole.

Anonymous said...

But Byron, you weren't and are not now disabled! You are thieves.

Anonymous said...

Bryan Funkhouser - now you're being disingenuous. No one has a problem with you calling names of those that call you and your family names.

We do have a problem where people make general comments, and you personally call them "racists", "haters", "white trash", "homophobes", "islamophobes", etc.

Anonymous said...

what a dance of the elites.

unfortunately, most of our country is being governed in the same manner.

the elites are thriving but the rest of us are toast.

Bernie 2020!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of assholes why do you and the mud shark like the big black cock in your ass?