Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Council Slowing Down Mayor Sly Rush To Build Burns & Mac Kansas City New Airport

Follow-up and some important on the scene reporting of an issue that could cost Kansas City travelers big time. Take a look:

Council considering extension on airport proposal deadline

By Paul Thompson Northeast News June 6, 2017 KANSAS CITY, Missouri - City Council is considering an extension of the June 20 deadline for submitting proposals to construct a new single terminal airport, according to Council members who attended a closed meeting in City Manager Troy Schulte's office on Tuesday, June 6.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they're coming to their senses.

The whole purpose of the hurry-up approach is to avoid due diligence and a rigorous analysis.

That's not right for a billion-dollar project.

If the airport is built a year later, but with proper care and thought, that'll be better.

After all, the present airport is so functional that many people want to keep it.

Do it right, folks. Don't succumb to the questionable rush strategy.

Anonymous said...

The council should engage an independent financial advisor.

One of the dubious aspects of the crony deal is embarking on a "unique" financial approach without really vetting it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you outside counsel.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that the wannabe backroom deal was done without competent legal counsel and that's why it got as far as it did?

Astounding lack of judgment by the leaders involved.

Moreover, it makes the purveyors appear to be acting in bad faith too.

Anonymous said...

Neither Fat Turd Sly or the council are running this show. Whoever is paying off Sly is calling the shots. Sly is just an errand boy.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that the airlines will NOT be paying for the new terminal. I don't know where that came from. Perhaps someone in the city gov started the rumor, but it is NOT TRUE. They will continue to pay rent on their space at the airport. Nothing else. Voters should be aware of this false statement. When the City finally gets this on the ballot, read the thing very carefully. It will say NOTHING about airlines picking up the tab, or even part of it.