Monday, October 09, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS BATTLE SINGLE TERMINAL SUPPORTERS FOR NOVEMBER VOTE!!!
The debate over the new airport is now in full gear with very little face-to-face conversation but only Internets argument. Here's the latest volley as we slouch toward the November vote . . .
The Campaign Fight Over The New Kansas City Single-Terminal Starts NOW
Well the KC Star started off the hard sell with an editorial on Sunday morning which is flawed with FAKE NEWS. They appear to have jumped 100% on the City Hall bandwagon. You need to be ready; this week some of you will receive a mailer from the “A BETTER KCI” or as we call them the STP’s (Single Terminal Supporters). They quote a couple reports about economic development, money needed to update terminals, etc. CFRG reminds them an extensive remodel, as several companies have presented, will accomplish all the same objectives a destroy terminals and start over plan will accomplish and at a lower cost. All they need to do is look at Dallas and their extensive remodel. In addition all the union jobs will be there with the remodel. The union guys can save their campaign money and support the remodel vote early next year. We don’t have to destroy solid concrete terminals and replace them with a tin hangar with windows and a waterfall to get this accomplished.
STP’s mailer says a new single terminal will bring more direct flights and more flight options (this is the same fake garbage the Star regurgitated this morning). STP's obviously missed the ATAG meeting where the Southwest Executive told us all; “two things bring more flights to an airport…one is gates and two is passengers”.
KCI currently has the gates BUT our airport gurus want to cut the number of gates almost in half. How will that bring more flights? If Kansas City adds population thru jobs, better schools, safer streets, etc. and maintains it’s gate count, the flights will come. Flights won't come if you don’t have the gates and the people to fill the airplanes.
STP’s also stated the terminal won’t cost taxpayers any of their tax money (just like it is now). However there will be a liability on the books of the Aviation Department for the cost of the new single terminal ($1.5 Billion - $2 Billion). The City taxpayers, you, own the aviation department. If the airlines default YOU are on the hook to the bondholders! The STP’s say “Oh that can’t happen”. CFRG says remember TWA, Braniff, Midwest Express, Eastern, PSA, Continental, Mohawk and Pan Am all left others holding the bag.
VOTE NO-vember 7th, Question #1
Tell them you are waiting for the remodel ordinance to vote yes!