Tuesday, May 23, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BURNS & MAC MAKE ANOTHER BIG SPLASH THIS WEEK WITH $12.9-MILLION KANSAS CITY NO-BID EPIC SEWER CONTRACT!!!
Take another look at a corporate juggernaut surfing toward EPIC profits with the help of Kansas City local government as City Hall sinks further into debt.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS ASK US TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS "ACCELERATED" ORDINANCE HANDING OVER EVEN MORE CASH TO BURNS & MAC AS THIS CORPORATION ATTEMPTS TO RUN ALL FACETS OF CIVIC LIFE!!!
Here's proof that's UNREPORTED any other place in Kansas City and filed quietly in the afternoon so none of the other local newsies would notice . . .
#170375 - Authorizing a $12,962,000.00 Design Professional Services Contract with Burns _ McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the Smart Sewer Program Management Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $48,000,000.00; authorizing three successive renewal options without further City Council approval; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
Now, this power move should provide a bit of perspective on political alliances in this town and how this corporation really serves to manage our politicos in a manner that has pretty much corrupted local Democracy.
Also . . . Anybody who likes how water/sewer issues are handled in Kansas City now can expect Burns & Mac to apply the same skill set to the airport . . . Along with possibly the same steadily rising rates.
To be fair, Burns & Mac has been an integral part of the KCMO water department for years and their influence is widely noted among insiders. Only a few years ago there was push back from locals and media regarding this kind of corporate oligarchy . . . Now, corporate media is too broke and social media is far too distracted by the cutest pug photos in the world to pay attention as local Democracy plunges headlong into oblivion.
Developing . . .