Friday, May 12, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COALITION ALREADY LAUNCHED AGAINST KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT BURNS & MAC NO-BID SELLOUT!!!
The mayor's relaunch of airport efforts has already met with fierce opposition from local leaders and political denizens before today's low information presser.
To wit . . .
OVERNIGHT MAYOR SLY'S DISAPPOINTING NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT PLAN HAS ALREADY CRASHED AND BURNED!!!
Not even bought and paid for media could control their justifiable skepticism . . .
Here are just a few reasons why . . .
Do You Like How Burns & McDonnell Is Helping To Run Kansas City Water?!?
Here's the best place to start opposition . . . Burns & Mac is currently one of the biggest contractors for our pricey and troubled water department. Locals constantly rage over high prices and poor service . . . Why should the airport be any different under their control???
Airport "Private" Money Problems?!?!
NO . . . Burns & Mac is NOT going to buy Kansas City an airport. In the end, despite hype from unquestioning local media outlets, Kansas City taxpayers and the people who use the airport are always the ones who pick up the vast majority of the bill. One Insider said: "How stupid does he think voters are???"
That is yet to be determined.
TKC REALITY CHECK: MAYOR SLY IS TOUTING A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR NO BID FOR CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS?!?!?
And here's where a bad idea meets with what some would be right to call outright corruption . . .
Burns & McDonnell is asking the city to waive bidding requirements that typically accompany publicly-funded projects.
OVER MAYOR SLY'S TENURE BURNS & MAC EXECS & THE COMPANY HAVE BEEN ONE OF HIS BIGGEST CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS . . . TO HAND THEM THE BIGGEST NO BID CONTRACT IN LOCAL HISTORY SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!
At the very least, this is one of the most corrupt ideas Mayor Sly has ever championed.
And yet there is hope . . .
Already local biz and Kansas City leaders are calling out the tragic deets of this corrupt deal. Inside EXCLUSIVE TKC SCOOP for anybody who made it this far . . . Council is nearly one vote away from a BLOCK on this issue.
What needs to happen is the public and media need to demonstrate their disdain for this DESPICABLY CORRUPT DEAL that seems to be one of the Mayor's worst so far.
Check the links . . .
KMBC: City to announce plan for a new privately-funded KCI
KSHB: Burns & McDonnell proposes privately financing and building a single terminal at KCI
KMBZ: Burns & McDonnell asks to take over KCI renovations, financing
You decide . . .