Wednesday, September 06, 2017
EDGED OUT!!! BURNS & MAC STAYS LOSING KANSAS CITY SINGLE-TERMINAL NEW AIRPORT BID RECOMMENDATION!!! EDGEMOOR INFRASTRUCTURE & REAL ESTATE DEFEATS 'HOMETOWN TEAM' AMID CONFLICT & FINANCING CONCERNS!!!
Just now, the KC Airport Selection Committee reveled that Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate is their recommendation.
Right now City Manager Troy Schulte along with Council members Jolie Justus and Jermaine Reed are attempting to explain the process . . . Horribly.
I'm sure Edgemoor has problems of their own even in this fleeting moment of victory but this is really Burns & Mac losing big more than anything else.
Last month we told our blog community that Burns & Mac BLEW IT with their sketchy cost comparison analysis . . . Not to mention the attempt at rigging the process from the outset.
But better than all of this is . . .
MAYOR SLY JAMES FAILED TO DELIVER THE NEW AIRPORT RECOMMENDATION TO HIS PALS @ BURNS & MAC!!!
This is actually a good thing for everybody including Mayor Sly . . . The Burns & Mac FAIL takes away constant questions about BID RIGGING that actually did scare City Hall insiders and the move offers a new start for the idea of a new airport.
However . . .
It also means that the KC campaign will take a hit . . . Again, good news . . . NO MORE STUPID GEORGE BRETT COMMERCIALS!!!
Caveat . . . The selection of a contractor still has to go to the Council but selecting Burns & Mac at this point would be even more dangerous . . . The bottom line: They blew it by being greedy.
Now we move toward a November election where politicos and an out of town company attempt to sell KC on an airport that only a few losing corporate cronies wanted in the first place.
Developing . . .