Tuesday, June 06, 2017
KANSAS CITY FEAR & THREATS AMID NEW SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT TALK!!!
The topic of a new single-terminal airport has once again inspired a great deal of loose talk among the leaders of Kansas City's political scene . . . Most of the chatter hopes to scare voters into a quick decision that's worth more than a BILLION bucks.
We'll have more on this later but for now there are just a couple of things worth pointing out . . .
Last night Council Dude Dan Fowler argued that indecision from Kansas City could cost taxpayers despite the fact that most airport experts agree that funding for either renovation or a new terminal will come mostly from airport review derived from airlines.
Moreover . . .
Nobody is mentioning the airport gate downgrade that irks Council and voter opposition of the plan. NOT SO FUN FACT: Single-Terminal Airport Plans DOWNGRADE THE NUMBER OF GATES currently in use and the war against airline competition that will cost travelers is at the heart of this local discussion to make a quick buck. Last night Council Lady Teresa Loar called out airport dude Patrick Klein on this topic in no uncertain terms and revealed that current honcho can't count the gates at his facility . . .
Again, there's a lot more to this but for now the fear and tough talk that accompanies most airport rhetoric is a sign that some local leaders want a quick ballot effort rather than a real discussion about the best move for Kansas City's future.
Read more as the Council meets with a legal team right now and we do it again tonight . . .
Tonight: "Kansas City Councilmembers Teresa Loar and Dan Fowler will be hosting a Town Hall meeting Tuesday, June 6th , 6 pm at the Northland Cathedral, 101 NW 99th. This event will give residents the opportunity to freely voice their opinions on the Kansas City International Airport and its future. Everyone is encouraged to attend- this is a public forum."
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