Wednesday, December 20, 2017
GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ISSUES MARCHING ORDERS TO MAYOR SLY AND CITY COUNCIL ON EMBATTLED NEW AIRPORT: GET IT DONE!!!
Let's start the midweek off with just a bit of documentation about who is really in charge of Kansas City.
To wit and for those who haven't seen it already:
THE GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DEMANDS MAYOR SLY & CITY COUNCIL 'PROCEED' ON THE NEW AIRPORT!!!
Text of the Chamber letter . . .
Dear Mayor James and members of the City Council:
We are writing to share our concern about recent developments in the process to finalize an agreement on the construction of a new, single terminal at KCI Airport.
Business, labor, and civic organizations invested $2 million in a campaign to create a new, modern gateway to our community. Voters agreed, answering with a nearly 76 percent mandate to proceed with a new modern terminal.
Kansas City voters said “yes” to “A Better KCI,” expecting you and your colleagues to proceed in an open, transparent, and professional manner to bring the new terminal to fruition. The airport’s many regional users expect the same. As does the business community.
The actions of these past few days do nothing to reassure Kansas Citians and the business community in the process now underway at City Hall, and is not a good example of how business should be conducted. We urge you to negotiate in good faith and in a transparent manner respecting the integrity of the process. We also urge you to “get it done.”
A copy for your files . . .
Developing . . .