Tuesday, December 19, 2017

TKC TUESDAY NIGHT JUXTAPOSITION!!! SHOULD KANSAS CITY TRUST MAYOR SLY OR COUNCIL AMID CORRUPTED #BETTERKCI NEW AIRPORT NEGOTIATIONS?!?!



The airport conflict is right out there in everyone's face but Kansas City "news" outlets strangely want to avoid confrontation and attempt to downplay a dispute for the sake of locals who mistakenly think that local Democracy still exists.

Let's make it plain . . .

WHILST INEXORABLE FIGHT BETWIXT MAYOR VS. COUNCIL THREATENS TO DESTROY THE #BETTERKCI NEW AIRPORT BEFORE IT STARTS - KANSAS CITY IS NOW FORCED TO PICK A SIDE!!!

WHO SHOULD VOTERS TRUST & WHY???


Quick breakdown:

- The Mayor's tactics have always been secretive and sketchy when it comes to the Airport. Remember that he started this nightmare with a NO-BID gambit for his buddies @ Burns & Mac.

- Council is trying to sort out the details - But almost half of them want to be the next Mayor.

- Big money interests across the nation are now starting to understand the dysfunctional hot mess at City Hall whilst a BILLION DOLLAR PRIZE awaits the winner of a bidding process that has been corrupt since the beginning.

Here are some of the better links attempting to catch-up to our blog community:



KC Biz Journal: City Council discusses next steps with airport project

Sentinel: Star Accuses KC City Council of Trying “to Overturn the Voters’ Will” on KCI Deal.

KMBC: KC Mayor wants City Manager to continue with good faith negotiations with Edgemoor in KCI rebuild

Again . . .

BETWIXT MAYOR SLY'S DOUBLE TALK AND THE AMBITIONS OF THE COUNCIL . . . WHERE SHOULD KANSAS CITY VOTERS PUT THEIR TRUST TO BUILD A NEW AIRPORT???

You decide . . .

28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

DC is as corrupted as kansas city politics.

Anonymous said...

Forget that 2020 promise to have the airport done. They'll be trying to sort the details out for at least another two years.

Jameson said...

Why should only the Mayor or the council get to decide on the new airport design?

Shouldn't voters have a say?

Anonymous said...

Why weren't the specifics of the MOU worked out BEFORE the vote?

Jameson said...

^^^ @6:59 - They were in a rush to lock voters in, seems like they wanted to secure the approval and then work out the details afterwards. Most people familiar with how City Hall works expected this kind of nightmare scenario to unfold when it comes to awarding contracts.

Anonymous said...

If Sly had any honour, he would resign.

Super Dave said...

Don't trust these fools any further than you could throw any of them. They will screw you and laugh about it later over drinks paid for by payoffs probably.

Anonymous said...

START OVER!

Hold an up or down vote, votes counted and certified by a State Agency, on whether the Kansas City voters want a new airport or a remodel of the existing one, with realistic cost estimates made by an independently-hired expert, and the costs to be covered ONLY by City-issued Airport Revenue Bonds.

Also ban the Mayor, Council, any Committees, and the City Manager from taking any action, holding any meetings, making any plans, taking any surveys or campaigning on either side of the issue until such a vote has been held and the results independently certified.

Oh, and find some way to keep the Kansas Developers out of things until the question has been settled, too.

TKC Comment Ref said...

^^^ comment of the day right there TKC. That's the only real solution!

Christmas future KC said...

New airport 2030

Pricetag: $3 billion

Design: Smaller and worse.

Anonymous said...

Small, slower and out of control.

Anonymous said...

Realistic future KC said...

Remodel of KCI completed 2023, installation of existing European-developed molecular scanning systems eliminated necessity of TSA security scanning or inspections.

Pricetag: $450 million

Design: Featured in media as innovative re-use of award-winning "walk on, walk off" design as "25 year old Plastic Box design" airports are having to be replaced in most Cities where they were built.

Anonymous said...

Sly, Jolie and Taylor are in the pocket of Burns & Mac...watch closely. Not at what they say, but what they do!!!

Anonymous said...

Sly doesn’t want to get deposed in the inevitable lawsuit that Edgemoor will launch.
Deposing him Jolie and Troy would enlighten many on the city Hall shenanigans.

KC JD said...

All of this should have been decided before they asked KC voters to approve. Anything that results from this is going to be a nightmare. Classic "fruit from a rotten tree" scenario.

Anonymous said...

Well, apparently airport the insult poster isn't here so I'll take a stab: heh, you old geezers wouldn't know a great airport design and construction process if it hit you in the face. See you at the ribbon cutting losers! There, how was that?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Well done. Please select print from TKC menu to make a copy of your "consulting" work so you can go get your $25 from Sly for the "work" that you did today. Sorry that Parsons fired you.

Anonymous said...

Actually, at the rate this fiasco is unfolding, by the time any groundbreaking might take place, geezer hater will be in his 70's himself.
Betting on Sly and the gang is a sure loser.
How's Mike's taxpayer-financed hotel coming?

Anonymous said...

save kci?

Anonymous said...

Pretty good effort for someone still living in their parents home.

Anonymous said...

SAVE KCI!

Anonymous said...

You definitely can’t trust Sly any farther than you could throw that fat-ass, lying cocksucker. You can’t trust the council either.

Anonymous said...

letter from KC Chamber of Comerence

"YOU BETTER JUMP SLY!"

Sly's response

"YESSUM BOSS!"
"HOW HIGH?"


Anonymous said...

I trust 3 council members who have been consistent on this. The rest of them are just looking to move up in the world.

Anonymous said...

10:47 I’m with you, you can’t trust any of them

Anonymous said...

Yeah let's have a vote on the design. Then we can have a separate election on what color carpet it should have, and then a referendum on the window shades.

Anonymous said...

Is there ANYONE out there who has a list of projects to be paid for the $800 million dollar GO Bonds? Supposedly, the voters overwhelmingly approved this Grand Theft, but nothing was published about what would be covered. City Hall - answers please.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Reardon should acknowledge the incredibly wrong minded role the Chamber has had in the course of events leading up to this debacle. Does anyone really think the Chamber was not plugged into the Burns and Mac fix all along. Yeah right, expect this story to unravel, but it was self evident that no quality plan or process could take place in the force fed one month cluster that Sly orchestrated. The business leaders acting like that is good form, well they have lost the plot as a quality process that people can believe in with a well sorted plan, that is what needed to happen and didn't, note the Chamber didn't say boo then.

You want to know how things got to this stage, well go back to the days of enthrall with Burns and Mac at the Chamber, even prior to Reardon, this is what a Rockhurst mafia fix looks like.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/2011/08/james-reardon-kansas-city-area.html

Now we get the puffed up rhetoric of we are shocked, shocked that things are not perfect. This unfortunately is the fall out from the fall out of the failed and found out fix. It is high comedy that now Sly and Reardon are talking about transparency, communications, integrity. They were the key players in the genesis of the fix all along.

A line was crossed, from positive networking and alignment, to something that took on the purpose of an advantaged fix for inside interests. This will now be peeled back, but if the business players want to pressure urgency on moving a mess forward, then get ready to have push back and to have this whole debacle undressed like you have not seen before.

I don't think the Chamber wants subpoenas and discovery, of their involvement all along, now Reardon acts like he needs to send a public letter, do you really think he doesn't talk to Sly regularly, please.

Want to consider some coincidences (yeah, right), Reardon, Sly, Marcuse, Mark 1, Burns and Mac leadership when this began, Greg Graves, Merriman (the financing). If you think this wasn't cooked up and purposely foisted to capture with fait accompli the billion dollar plus revenue stream we have a bridge to sell you. Note how the water carriers for the Airport fix have all been posturing as independent entities just aligned coincidentally. Bullfrog.

Now the hounds of hell will start peeling the Onion. Sly and Reardon have been actors in this theatre for a long time, as have a great number of Rockhurst Mafia players, stay tuned. The Chamber should go back to business networking and not setting fixes, or rushing sloppy processes they actually had a hand in causing. The Area Economic development authority should go back to doing work supporting the growth of area businesses and attracting new ones. There will be an improved airport, the Rockhurst mafia should quiet down, and recuse themselves or get ready for real examination of their methods.

Simply a coincidence, yeah right, but then Rockhurst gave Sly an ethics award right when this was all falling apart as a failed fix. This was purposeful strategy of the Rockhurst mafia, and it time to call it what it was. The Chamber acting like a one month slam period was adequate for the development of a plan to vote on was high comedy, and to now be pressuring the Council, perhaps Chamber you should get your own house in order.

Any business entity that goes along with a one month rush for a billion dollar plus plan, when the effort is lead by admitted amateurs is lacking an intellectual rudder.

Pretty sure the Rockhurst mafia doesn't want to slug out the details in the court of public opinion. This is the result of an insider quest for a billion dollar revenue stream, and it is not nearly over. Perhaps Chamber house cleaning is in order, at least they should refrain from blaming others for the mistakes they in fact caused, and then reinforced in recommending the rush. Rockhurst gave Sly the ethics award while he was engaged in all this, now the chickens have come home to roost. This might be a good case study for the business school at Rockhurst.