Monday, July 17, 2017
South Kansas City Airport Meetup Fact Check
Quick update from tax fighters who are going to community meetings in order to gauge public sentiment on the latest PR campaign and upcoming public vote . . .
QUICK SOUTHLAND NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING POLLING REVEALS THAT KANSAS CITY VOTERS WOULD RATHER REMODEL THE AIRPORT!!!
Here's their report, you decide . . .
Citizens For Responsible Government: Airport Update - Important facts from a July 10th meeting...
On July 10th, the SKCA held a public meeting on the airport. This meeting attracted a few more dignitaries, all of whom except Teresa Loar were pushing the Burns & McDonnell Single Terminal. You really have to wonder who these narcissistic, egomaniacs are listening to. At the end of the meeting, Joe Reardon, Head of the KCMO Chamber of Commerce, who had just spent an hour telling the audience why we needed a single terminal airport was asked where he lived. The answer was “KANSAS”! Would you believe it? Then he took a survey: “How many people want to keep the airport like it is?, he asked.” about 10% of those in attendance raised their hands. Then he asked “How many people would like to see the new single terminal we just showed you built?” about 20% raised their hands. You can guess the next question: “ How many people want to see the existing terminals remodeled and modernized?” ABOUT 60% raised their hands. So in total about 70% of those in attendance were in favor of leaving things alone or remodeling what we have. Yet the narcissistic egotists insist on selling the B&M single terminal concept. They spent over an hour trying to convince the audience and didn’t gain any ground even though there were several B&M people in the attendance. You have to ask why?
Burns & McDonnell continue to blast their radio commercials over the airwaves trying to change the voters minds and convince themselves they are qualified to build us a new airport BUT is has to be a Single Terminal. We understand this week they start TV commercials. They did not get positive feedback on their commercials.
What a waste of money. Katherine Shields and Jolie Justus have both introduced ordinances to finance a new SINGLE TERMINAL (only a single terminal will do). They want these ordinances on the November ballot. Justus promotes ‘private financing” she’s in B&M’s pocket from the start and Shields promotes ‘public financing”. Private financing will put a lot more money in B&M’s pocket and cost the taxpayers big bucks. BUT WHY? we ask.. Aren’t you a little premature ladies? Shouldn’t they present a plan to the taxpayers first before we ask them to finance it? The airport will have to be financed no matter what we do, so let’s get the airport plan out there first for voter approval and then we’ll decide how the best way to finance it is.
ALL THIS IS IS AN ATTEMPT TO TRICK THE TAXPAYERS INTO VOTING FOR FINANCING AND THEN THEY COME BACK AND SAY THE VOTERS VOTED FOR A SINGLE TERMINAL!
Don’t be fooled by these shenanigans. Hold your ground until you see a plan. If they present a plan that isn’t to your liking or they try to finance it before they have a plan (which we believe they will do unless the voters call their bluff) … VOTE NO! Remember,you have the final say unless they go around the voters, so you need to be prepared for that …