Monday, September 04, 2017
TKC READER: RISING TIDE OF KANSAS CITY CONTRADICTIONS ON NEW AIRPORT TALK!!!
From one of our best and brightest readers, here's a FANTASTIC take on City Hall double talk on the proposed new airport and local contracting.
Blast From The Past
Take a look at this brief clip from an old KCPT KCWIR program discussing no-bid contracts for the Water Services Dept. and the KC Streetcar construction.
Juxtapose what's being discussed here, with the current debate regarding the KCI single-terminal proposal.
Things to note:
Mayor James had no problem giving an out-of-town (Chicago) company the $12 million-dollar no bid contract to improve customer service in the Water Department.
Mayor James had no problem giving out-of-town companies the great bulk of construction business for the KC Streetcar.
Currently, on the KCI terminal project he's insistent that a "KC-based solution is the best choice for a KC challenge." Isn't that a flip-flop? Does Mayor James only give contracts to those who give him campaign contributions?
Isn't it interesting that one of the panel guests, Kevin Collison, formerly with The Kansas City Star, joined Burns and McDonnell after leaving the Star?
If a $12 million-dollar no-bid city contract was significant enough to warrant a discussion by KCPT, The Kansas City Star, and local television investigative reporters, wouldn't you think that they would have been raising a "ruckus" over a $1.2 billion-dollar no-bid slam-dunk attempt by Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, and Councilwoman Justus?
Why has KC media been so docile during this overt collusion between KCMO political leadership and Burns and McDonnell?
You decide . . .