Friday, February 09, 2018

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY SCREED TOUTS EDGEMOOR MOU APPROVAL AND BLASTS COLLEAGUES!!!



Gloating isn't a good look for any politico but in his latest missive the Mayor must think he's invincible in a systematic and far too long polemic targeting his political opponents.

We've saved the screed and you might want to screen cap it because these bitter words are going to come back to bite Kansas City's honcho and make him seem petty and vindictive . . . Almost like a blogger.

Things to look for . . .

- Mayor Sly SMACKS DOWN Council Dude Scott Wagner For Raising Concerns About Costs. 

- Mayor Sly claims questions about Edgemoor's performance in Seattle are "totally separate" in a really sketchy off-record passage. 

- Mayor Sly James fondly recalls "sticky" Summer nights with former Council Lady Cindy Circo. Damn. 

Take a look:

Mayor Sly James Blog: Mayor James’ Remarks Regarding the Airport MOU Vote

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"The reality is that projects like KCI are high stakes poker. I doubt that there is a significant developer or construction company anywhere in this country that doesn’t have some negative headlines, stories or projects that might need explaining. Heck, before Edgemoor was selected, Burns and McDonnell and AECOM privately and publicly talked about each other as if they were fighting in a schoolyard. After they were both rejected, however, they formed a convenient partnership and now Edgemoor is under attack."

You decide . . .

34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Are we making an extra gate at the new airport for the Mayor's ego?

Anonymous said...

Al Sly does is win, win win!

Jameson said...

More than a thousand words on this MOU kinda shows us that the Mayor is nervous about where this is going. How long do you think he worked on this? It's worse than a blog post. More like a manifesto.

Anonymous said...

Very amateurish. Sorry Sly, this is poor form.

Anonymous said...

He has drank way too much of his own bath water.

Anonymous said...

He missed the part in 2017 where he had a big press conference with Burns and McD and gave them the job. Interesting how that has been forgotten

Anonymous said...

^^Nope. To the victor go the spoils. He will be remembered as the guy who got it done! Don't hate, congratulate!

Anonymous said...

Notice the high points he talks about were sports related and he had nothing to do with those. All the problems he mentions are his own fault. Sly 0 - KC sports teams 5

Anonymous said...

And yet...he gets it done!

Anonymous said...

This fiasco started with a secret meeting at a private club which resulted in the announcement of a no-bid contract for a $1.3 billion project.
And the "process" hasn't gotten any better or more professional since then.
Signing an MOU is hardly "getting it done".
Sly's just the first, but surely to be followed by others at city hall, who are already making excuses and placing blame on whoever else they can find.
And that's going to get a lot worse too.
What an amateurish operation!

Anonymous said...

He fiddles while KC explodes with violence and the infrastructure crumbles. A clown.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bullhorn will be remembered, if at all, as remarkable only in the broad scope of his corruption and the incompetence of its execution. On the real issues of the city he did absolutely zilch, while cheerleading amaterishly for his masters.

Anonymous said...

..and yet he gets it done!

Anonymous said...

At the bar and dinner table, certainly. :)

Anonymous said...

^^as well as with your wife.

Anonymous said...


.....And yet he's getting NOTHING DONE! The city is a MESS, and losing business everyday, attracting discounts stores, and crime!

Sad to see. He's an embarrassment, his family is an embarrassment!

Anonymous said...

Spoke like someone with an agenda and unable to look objectively at the facts. Streetcars up and running under his watch, new KCI coming soon under his watch. Downtown growing leaps and bounds under his watch, tourism up, crime is up too, but how is that the fault of the mayor?

Anonymous said...

His mind is gone

Anonymous said...

Well tough luck Tony, another losing cause down the drain.

Better luck next time!!!

Anonymous said...

EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO THE COURT CONSIDERING THE INVOLUNTARY PSYCHIATRIC ADMISSION OF SYLVESTER JAMES:

"As a result of that spotlight, the rest of the country – indeed the world – started to say “What’s going on in Kansas City?” Citizens who had for a long time compared KC to other places, now started to see their city talked about by outsiders and media in ways they had not heard before. We then went on an unprecedented roll that has been and continues to be the envy of cities far and wide."
------Sylvester James speaking to Council


Your Honor, KCMO is not even the envy of the KC-metro. One simply has to examine the statistics from surrounding communities like Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, etc. KCMO compared to it's peer cities across the Midwest, has a higher tax burden, failing public pension obligations, is inefficiently managed, and entrenched with corruption.

We move for immediate admission.

Anonymous said...

^^Too long/didn't read.

Anonymous said...

No population growth, businesses leaving left and right, racial inequity, poor quality workforce, segregated neighborhoods, high crime. A new KCI won't fix any of these fundamental problems with KC. You elect dumb officials.

Anonymous said...

Orange is the new black.

Anonymous said...

If sLIE is winning then who are the losers? That’s right, the taxpayers are

Tracy Thomas said...

The one thing that stuck out for me was the discrepancy re who is building SEA-TAC airport --that it's not Edgemoor, it's AECOM.

Ouch. Scott Taylor based his whole case on claiming it's Edgemoor.

I do agree with the mayor that had the Council turned this down, they could not then move to the combo backup of AECOM and Burns & Mac. Would have had to start all over.

Tho it would have been fun to watch that fight--like lions in the Roman Colisseum.

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Just read elsewhere that the City has already spent $1 million in legal fees with a UMKC grad who works for Husch Blackwell--getting to this point, six months before the first shovel. I thought the contract the council passed was for $500,000. Too high...a harbinger of cost overruns to come? We shall see!

Anonymous said...

The streetcar is a joke. New KCI? A massive, unnecessary con job. Tourism is ludicrously exaggerated. Downtown full of subsidized cost centers that will never turn a buck.

If Mayor Bullhorn wanted, he could shift emphasis to bread and butter issues that really mattered, like crime. Instead he selfpromotes and gets fatter.

Anonymous said...

yet, all he does is win win win!

Anonymous said...

He's going to have to run for state office or be a lobbyists next.

Anonymous said...

sorry folks, but as of today he seems more reasonable and temperate than some detractors.

that's not to say that last year's crony deal wasn't a farce.

Anonymous said...

Yes we're all sorry. He's a clown and an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

"sticky summer nights" with the nail tech from Liberty.....ask him how he likes the taste of Polar Bear cum. The bear was hitting Circo pretty hard and regular about then.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City grew by 4 percent or more this decade (mostly in the northland) and clay and plate are doing better than Johnson county

Anonymous said...

The problem is the jobs are in Johnson county

Anonymous said...

Going out with the public shaking their heads after his failed billion dollar fiasco of the failed fix, then the management cluster. Troy is just as tainted.

Can we please get some integrity in local government?