Thursday, February 08, 2018

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCIL MAJORITY FAVORS DUMPING EDGEMOOR AND MOVING DIRECTLY TO AECOM BURNS & MAC BID!!!



Behind the scenes, legal threats don't seem to scare a Council majority on the cusp of dumping Edgemoor and immediately pursuing a new airport deal with AECOM-Burns & Mac.

More to the point . . .

COUNCIL MEMBERS WANTING TO DUMP EDGEMOOR CITE CITY HALL RULES THAT ALLOW THEM TO DROP ONE BID AND MOVE RIGHT TO THE NEXT NEW #BETTERKCI AIRPORT CONTENDER!!!

Here's the money quote . . .

"This is absolutely part of the bidding process and anyone even remotely familiar with City Hall knows that when the first bidder can't live up to the terms we move directly to the next. There is no need to restart the process and doing so would only cause an unnecessary delay."

Fact: Nobody but a few consultants are out there clamoring for Edgemoor and, as we've reported previously, the company has bungled their bids and allowed a sketchy MBE/WBE strategy to dominate discussions while Council is more concerned about costs and timely construction.

The reality that will be highlighted today: AECOM builds airports all over the world and they're an industry leader whilst Edgemoor & Co. have suffered recent setbacks in their SEA-PAC efforts



And so . . .

We have our suspicions that all of this is merely political theater as one of Mayor Sly's corporate patrons and the benefactor of the entire council eventually earning a spot back at the taxpayer feeding trough always seemed like an inevitability.



Meanwhile, as the legislative sausage-making continues with HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS at stake there seem to be fewer of those fake tweet hater comments about the old school airport given that it's exceptionally clear the new facility will be a plastic & glass disaster.

Update: The deal with Edgemoor was just approved anyhoo!!!

Developing . . .

51 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely.

It's a union thing.

Nobody wants to work with Edgemoor and the local unions forced them out.

You heard it here 1st said...

Airport will cost $3-billion if it costs a dime. You'll see that in your fares and your taxes. Still think that KC doesn't have to pay for it?

Think again.

Anonymous said...

Burns & Mac playing 2nd fiddle is probably best for all of us. At least KC will get some of the money back when they visit the crossroads and all of the other places where the slum.

The Greater Kansas City said...

The game, my dear, is count to seven.

If the Mayor doesn't even have his pro-tem Scott Wagner that means he's stuck with nobody but Jolie. God help him.

The rest of the council know they owe to much to the unions, Burns & Mac and everyone else who doesn't want an out of town firm with a sketchy track record.

Anonymous said...

And so we are at the beginning of the Mayor's lame duck months. Thank Goodness. His time in office was very costly for KC and rang up debt that we'll be paying for generations.

Anonymous said...

There are some unions that split with the No-vote. This isn’t about lining pockets, but doing right for our members and Kansas City. It’s time for Kansas City to get a new airport. A restart will cost hundreds of millions.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

Edgemoor doesn't know what they're doing. They chose MBE over unions. Big mistake.

Anonymous said...

It is a crime that this City Council is allowed to manage the replacement of the airport. This City cannot even maintain the existing airport. I travel thru many airports in the US and KCI is by comparison dirty, and unmaintained.

Anonymous said...

Yep. The Unions need paid off. Just cut a deal, pay the mob/union and lets rehab MCI. Sly belongs in prison with Kawame Kilpatrick.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit 7:53. Name one better. P.S. Dumb Ass The city has "unmaintained" the airport on purpose.

Anonymous said...

7:53 clocked in early today. Brown noser!

I voted "NO" so kiss my ass said...

I'm in favor of dumping the whole council!

Anonymous said...

An inherent distrust of the City Council is a big problem in Kansas City. The Airport and the Vote for the Taxing district for the Street Car are recent examples. I would welcome a state take over of the City and its business.

Hyperblogal said...

Never vote on any major expenditures during a mayoral race. Or, with this council, ever.

Anonymous said...

Best idea yet. The grifter clown mayor and his cronies need to go.

Anonymous said...

As some dumbass Politician once said, "HOGS AT THE TROUGH, BABY! HOGS AT THE TROUGH!"

GJD KC said...

Not political theater, just an absolutely corrupt city in action.

Anonymous said...

Was burned and mcdouche second lowest bidder? If they throw out edgemoor it goes to the second lowest and on and on

Anonymous said...

Never needed a new airport in the first place. That's the basic con job that has sailed right over the heads of the community.

Anonymous said...

Buttfuck & McDouche don’t know what they’re doing either. They fucked up Branson’s little dinky airport and are gettin their inept, corrupt asses sued.

Anonymous said...

By the time this fiasco is over, the legal fees alone will be enough to have renovated the existing terminals.
What a bunch of clowns!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna' listen to "Money" by Floyd.

Anonymous said...


Exactly. Start with terminal A. Total rebuild. Move B or C tenant in. Let them bid on it. Go to that empty terminal, rebuild. Then again. I'm sure construction logistics can be worked out . Build what ever the heavies (UPS,FED EX, Whatever needs).
That is a world class project for somebody!
Give me 600,000,000 and I could do it.

Anonymous said...

Sly will be long gone before this ever happens.

Anonymous said...


Democrat greedy union slobs scamming the taxpayers

Anonymous said...

9:03 WINNER!!!!

Anonymous said...

YES, a trillion times!

Anonymous said...

been waiting since November for them to give the job to B&M. Corrupt POS

Anonymous said...

what do the outside, independent expert advisers say?

Anonymous said...

City manager makes the call as to whether they go to the next bidder or start over. Chances are he forces a restart.

Anonymous said...

Sly said the Experts are wrong. We need new experts. But start now

Anonymous said...

The DOW lost another thousand points, today. Everyone needs to re-calibrate.

Anonymous said...

^^^Trump hates Americans. He is destroying their 401(K)'s.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. No, It didn't 3:07.

Anonymous said...

^^Yes it did!

1032.

Anonymous said...

My bad, it was 1033!

Isn't Fox News reporting this news?

Anonymous said...

It gained 500+ yesterday. Its just washing around. Still way over Obama days Hillary bitch.

Anonymous said...

^^No, it isn't.

Anonymous said...

Trump said that it was part of the deep state conspiracy against him.

Talking about conspiracies: Why does Donald Trump get a pass on sexual assault allegations?

Anonymous said...

Save KCI!

Remodel.

Anonymous said...

Dysfunctional process.

Anonymous said...

HAHA, IT PASSED, SEE YOU AT THE GROUNDBREAKING, PANTS-SHITTERS!!!

Anonymous said...

KCI is fine! A.B.C. Remodel ! OR Show what a world class city we are! Make it with Shipping Containers

and recycled water bottles.

Anonymous said...

Lets hook up 5:09. I will be wearing skinny jeans and a "Hard" hat.

Anonymous said...

Edgemoor just got approved

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Anonymous said...

Coprophilia boy is gay slie by the way!

The question is how did he know it passed before it was announced to the public?

Is he gay sLIE?

Anonymous said...

Because they're fake.

Anonymous said...

Did the city council just “belly up to the trough”?

Anonymous said...

Yep. Good ya threw in that last line, because I thought these echoed lists were from some weinie proudly proclaiming his nasty OCD. Hate him much, huh?

Anonymous said...

What a mistake, all the way around.

Remodel the old terminal and save Kansas City the expense.