Tuesday, May 23, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY BURNS & MAC NO-BID NEW AIRPORT 'ACCELERATED' COUNCIL VOTE SHUTS DOWN PETITIONERS!!!
Yesterday our KICK-ASS TKC blog community was FIRST to break the news about a nasty airport deal that's being rushed through without legal review that was promised last week.
Most locals don't know why . . . Here's just a bit of perspective from City Hall insiders:
"The ordinance has an accelerated clause so petitioners can't file against it. A little tidbit the law department picked up after the hotel fiasco."
And so . . .
THE NO-BID NEW AIRPORT IS NOW ON A CRASH COURSE FOR APPROVAL AND A CAMPAIGN THAT WILL FEATURE AN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AGAINST A SMALLISH GROUP OF KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS!!!
The sticking point for any objective observer isn't so much the question of a new airport but the despicable tactics and shady behind the scenes NO-BID plan to push the effort through.
TKC Fun Fact: They used to call these "emergency ordinances" but Mayor Sly & Former Council Lady Cindy Circo changed that name after OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY continually embarrassed them for doing City Hall biz in this corrupt manner. I guess "accelerated" sounds better . . .
ANOTHER FUN FACT: BURNS & MAC HAVE GIVEN MONEY TO THE MAYOR AND EVERYONE ON COUNCIL!!!
But I digress . . .
Accordingly, here are the highlights of some research on the topic from our blog community . . .
"The city of Kansas City Missouri is proposing to sign a legally binding contract with Terminal Developer, LLC for a no-bid airport terminal project likely to be worth well over a billion dollars. Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, and Council member Justus are particularly in a big rush to force this deal through, before the other Council members and the public understand what is really happening.
"Who is Terminal Developer, LLC ? Do you know? This basic information hasn't been disclosed.
"You can search and discover that the limited liability company Terminal Developer, LLC was organized in the state of Missouri on 4/27/2017 . . . By an executive of SMF Registered Services, Inc., which in turn appears to be an entity of KCMO law firm Stinson Leonard Street . . . Others at Stinson Leonard Street, and Burns and McDonnell have previously donated to the Sylvester James campaign. And recall that State Sen. Jolie Justus accepted multiple lobbying gifts from Stinson Leonard Street. In fact, Burns and McDonnell have been among the largest contributors to both Sylvester James and Jolie Justus. There are so many simultaneous intertwining conflicts of interest at-play in this terminal proposal, without the parties recusing themselves, that it resembles an incestuous orgy . . ."
The only bright side is that while this CORRUPT vote will make it through a close decision via the council . . . Voters will have the final word.
Developing . . .