Wednesday, September 06, 2017
TKC READER: SHOULD COUNCIL RESTART KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT BIDDING?!?!
A quick question an summation from a denizen of our blog community also watching the circus in progress this week . . . The council says they're going to KEEP MOVING FORWARD but that doesn't make it right.
Here's the word:
TKC READER: A Single-Terminal Named FUBAR
Even odds on the KCMO Council pulling the plug on the current KCI single-terminal selection process, during an announcement WED/THUR of this week.
What a total "FUBAR" scenario it has been!!
Mayor James poisoned the well from the beginning. Old habits are hard to change, and "Sly" James continues to stumble into one mess after another . . . Poor style, no finesse, and headstrong bullying antics to get his way. Mayor James seems intent on assuring every KCMO resident that he only knows how to lead by intimidation, bullying, and colluding with contributors.
City Manager Troy Schulte deserves a formal reprimand, if not something more severe, for his surrender of duties as KC's top hired fiscal watchdog and exemplar of professional municipal management. A very big disappointment from a supposed apolitical manager. With residents depending upon Schulte to play by the rules, and not succumb to political shenanigans . . .
Councilwoman Justus would be well-advised to resign, and take some private time to reflect. As soon as the hush-hush no-bid billion dollar deal for Burns and McDonnell was revealed as illegal and unethical, why did she go on to chair the terminal selection committee? Does Jolie Justus have no concept of proper ethics? Is she so completely blinded by her ambition to be Mayor that she no longer comprehends the bright red boundary lines separating right from wrong?
You decide . . .