Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY BLACK CHAMBER DEMANDS INCLUSION IN MCI AIRPORT PROCESS!!!



Tonight let's take a look at a vital part of new or renovated airport discussions.

THE KANSAS CITY BLACK CHAMBER OFFERS AN IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPORT AND THE URBAN CORE VOTE WILL DECIDE THE FATE OF THIS PROJECT!!!

Here's the word FIRST and only on TKC . . .

KCI Airport Urban Consortium Calling for Strong Minority Inclusion and Benefits on KCI Terminal Modernization Project

Dear Mayor and Council Members:

I wanted to update you on the Black Chamber of Commerce’s position on the KCI Airport Terminal Modernization Project.

Last Thursday, I issued the attached statement on behalf of the six (6) member KCI Airport Urban Consortium during a press conference held on the 26th Floor of City Hall.

I am pleased to report since the formation of the Consortium, and certainly since the Chamber’s forum on July 18th which was devoted to economic inclusion and community benefits, proposers have stepped up to the plate and appear to be meeting our challenge. Suffice it to say, God moves in a mysterious way -- His wonders to perform.

As the City Council and its Selection Committee work toward naming a developer for the project, the Consortium will continue its grassroots education sessions across the urban core. And while we take no positon on who that developer should be for the project, we believe a transparent process for objective review of qualifications and fair judging criteria will yield the proper result.

What we continue to advocate for and recommend to you is our support for 1) the establishment of a minimum goal of 40% for minority business enterprise utilization on the project, and 2) the establishment of a minimum workforce goal for direct jobs of no less than 40% for minorities. We trust the Council is attentive to what has occurred since our discussions with proposers, and will work with us to negotiate significant economic inclusion for minority businesses and workers on this project.

In the long-run, minority inclusion should not be managed on a transactional basis in this great City of ours. Our business culture and acumen must change. Transformation will only occur if and when corporate leadership, construction contractors large and small, black and white, community groups, and our chambers of commerce and schools come together and establish long-term objectives for enterprise and workforce inclusion. Toward that end, the Black Chamber of Commerce wants to emphasize to the City Council the great and urgent need for a Community Benefits Agreement.

The adoption of transformative measures for minority utilization and workforce, we feel, will help move the project towards success.

Respectfully,

Kelvin W. Perry, President

Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
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Read the statement in its entirety.

Developing . . .

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Burns & Mac is notorious for leaving out minorities in their projects. They won't get anywhere near 40% if that company wins the bid.

Anonymous said...

It's a diverse handout line in KC with this new airport. Lots of lawyers and builders and people of all walks of life looking to get paid. Can't blame them. This is the biggest public works project in KC's history.

Anonymous said...

Then that might be reason to support B & M.

Anonymous said...

Get lost, the humans are busy here. We're creating, not destroying.

Anonymous said...

Asphalt for the runways

Anonymous said...

my black vote is no.

MZ said...

Sorry, it is a Dunn deal...

The Truth of the Matter said...

Sure maybe 40% is doable someday when 90% of those murdered of killed around here isn't black.

So all you black leaders how about cleaning up the actions of the black race before you start demanding anything else.

Anonymous said...

That would really fuck everything up. A bunch of boons smoking weed and showing up late and incompetent. Right.

Real KC said...

How about NO race based hiring at all. We should only award contacts on MERIT.

Anonymous said...

one way to assure that more black folks are hired is to make sure that everyone is an an american.

Anonymous said...

Black Chamber demands? You don't say. What about the White Chamber? What are their demands? Seriously, I never even knew the Fucking Black Chamber existed. How many drug dealers belong to it? How many pimps? What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Based on merit? Then the blacks would have no chance.

Anonymous said...

Basing it on merit would be exclusive.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Bunch of bums in this thread who have never worked construction and don't know that most contracts are just awarded on donations to the right candidates. Black or white.

Anonymous said...

All the Black Chamber is asking is to be able to loot the city as the white chamber has been doing for years.

Hyperblogal said...

Good luck. The voters are still looking for inclusion too.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking convicts w/paintbrushes to spiff up the airport we love, not the destruction and replacement envisioned by the schemers. Might even get minority participation north of 50% utilizing convicts.

Anonymous said...

Save KCI!

Anonymous said...

It is well past time to end minority contracting requirements on public projects. After many years of awarding contracts to minority owned (or at least fronted) firms, surely they can by this time qualify on merit and price, just like everyone else. Those who still can't (maybe because they've never had to), should go into some other line of work.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on this scam idea. We don't need a new airport - I repeat - we do NOT need a NEW airport. Vote NO.

Anonymous said...

^^^I am voting YES. Vote YES. We do need a new airport. I just canceled you out! Ain't America great!

Anonymous said...

Boons got a black mayor and now they want another pack of boons in the game? Fuck that. This airport is already a prime example of Afro-American engineering.

Anonymous said...

People in the inner city love helping to create low paying jobs 30 miles from home. Long bus rides for $10 an hour is what they live for.

Anonymous said...

What's your source on this?

Crazy Clown said...

Yessss !!!!

Yup', give them there BLM/ Black Lives Matter some damn jobs at the Airport (NOT) !!!

Gotta wanna WORK 1st !

Giving them JOBS (laughable), will entertain everybody as they get into Fights, and or start shooting each other on the JOB SITES !!

It'll make great nightly news and entertainment, covered by the many Commie Liberal Reporters with KC's local Commie Liberal News media TV Stations !!

Let the Fun & Violence begin !

What was to take 3 years to build a new Airport , will now take 15 years with major cost over runs and shabby accounting and hundreds of millions over budget !!!

and the BEST PART,,, KCI or MCI will NO Longer be at all useable, can't FLY out and can't Fly In either ,,,

Citizens of KC will have to travel to Denver or Saint Louis to get in / out of this town , by way of car, train, bus or walk !!

Yup', Kansas City is on the upswing (NOT) !!!!!