Thursday, December 14, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! NO FLY ZONE: COUNCIL VOTES DOWN EDGEMOOR MOU PLAN FOR NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT!!!
The vote was 9-4 and the debate was intense amid doubts about financing and the plan overall.
Vote breakdown . . .
NO Votes: Barnes, Canady, Fowler, Hall, Loar, Lucas, McManus, Taylor, Wagner.
Yes Votes: James, Justus, Reid, Shields
Accordingly and because OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU ABOUT SKEPTICISM OF THE ILLEGAL MOU THIS MORNING . . .
THE EDGEMOOR PLAN IS HISTORY AS COUNCIL SKEPTICISM ABOUT A SHADY PLAN WAS DEFEATED!!!
And then . . .
REALITY CHECK: THE EPIC VOTE FOR THE NEW AIRPORT IS NOW IN QUESTION!!!
One more . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE: BURNS & MAC IS BACK IN COMPETITION FOR NEW AIRPORT WORK BUT FINANCING WILL HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT AND KC TAXPAYERS ARE NOW ON THE HOOK!!!
Yeah, yeah, we got your comments and the ruckus over the MBE/WBE freebies is a nice cover story as our KICK-ASS TKC INSIDERS REVEAL THAT'S JUST A PLOY TO MISDIRECT PLEBS away from more serious questions about how KCMO is going to pay for this thing.
Here's a comment from Councilman Lucas on the topic:
"A supermajority of Council thought we have more work to do to ensure the best project and value for the regional flying public. We remain committed to an outstanding project on schedule. We'll accomplish that goal. #BetterKCI #KCI"
There is ongoing debate about the implications of this news but embattled private activity bonds aren't going to work and YET ANOTHER new airport campaign threatens the local electorate.
EDGEMOOR PUBLIC MEETING SHUT DOWN AFTER COUNCIL VOTE!!!
Link Update After TKC:
Fox4KC: Kansas City Council rejects Edgemoor’s memorandum of understanding for new KCI single-terminal airport
KSHB: KC City Council votes down KCI agreement with Edgemoor
KMBC: Plans for a new KCI in doubt after vote by KC City Council
Biz Journal: Councilman Lee Barnes, Jr., who initially moved for immediate adoption on his resolution, agreed to amend it such that it will be discussed in committee. Mayor Sly James said he had not yet decided which committee to assign the resolution to. But Councilwoman Heather Hall suggested it be the Committee of the Whole in order to avoid the same type of transparency concerns that arose after just two members of the City Council — Jermaine Reed and Jolie Justus — were named to the six-person selection committee that recommended Edgemoor's selection.
KCUR: Councilman Quinton Lucas says he also had issues with a reimbursement agreement, which Lucas says had the city on the hook for up to $30 million in the event that the project was terminated early.
Developing . . .