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 . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Burns & Mac for the WIN.

Ruxpin said...

This is Sly's Waterloo.

The new airport is going to be a mess and the plan he devised, on the fly (pardon the pun) will not pass the smell test of any responsible legislator.

He is too accustomed to getting his way in back room deals, a billion dollar project will not stand up to his lack luster deal making ability.

Anonymous said...

I voted for the airport. Already having regrets about it.

35% minority hiring is a joke. Why don't we pick the best contractor for the job? This is going to be a debacle. Kansas City can screw up anything.

Anonymous said...

Going to be hard for Mayor Sylvester to take Rev Rep Cleaver's position if he can't carry water?

Anonymous said...

What a corrupt fucking shit hole. Killa City pulls a turd from it's ass, AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

"The council voted 9-4 against accepting the memo. Unhappiness with a proposed community benefits package seemed to have been the tipping point for the council.

"The package consists of about $10 million in cash and in-kind contributions to community groups, transportation to and from the site, licensed child care and on-site health care for workers, and low interest loans to provide working capital for minority and women-owned firms."

Anonymous said...

You think anybody cares about the 6:11?

It's the financing. Don't be a FOOL!

Real KC said...

This is all a scam.

Edgemoor never had a shot and the minority package was a phony false flag.

It's all about getting burns & mcdonnell the money.

Anonymous said...

Aecom will team up with Burns & McDonnell to get the job. Sly will get his $30,000 under the table payoff and all will be well.

Greedo said...

^^^ $30K, that's cheap. The man is going to get a Congressional seat and that is worth MILLIONS.

Anonymous said...

Better title: Sly & Co. crash and burn.

Victor G. said...

4d chess for Sly?

That is more like it, no way he doesn't come out of this ahead. Burns & McDonnell will likely win the contract now and KC voters will already relent. A bankruptcy for KC is in the future for sure now. Such a shame, a better plan for a new airport was possible but the mayor and his consultants just wanted to win. Not to engage voters.

Anonymous said...

sLIE is going to stress eat and gain twenty pounds tonight to add to his already 400lbs ! LMAO!!!!

Go4KC said...

Glad to hear the reassurance from Councilman Lucas. We cannot afford to lose the momentum Kansas City has built. A new airport is a must for KC and the best way to push our city forward.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Shut it. That's just plain old sly propaganda.

Anonymous said...

This all about the mayors race in 2019. No win for Jolie.

Anonymous said...

Okay Johnson County, your bluff has been called!
Contact B&M tomorrow, then get the bulldozers rolling, Roe to Metcalf, 95th to 135th, flatten all that worthless shit out and start building the Airport you deserve!

ONLY THIS TIME YOU PAY FOR THE DAMN THING YOURSELVES!

Anonymous said...

Idiot^^^ Worthless shit that makes KCMO. Without JOCO the KCMO would be dead, dead, dead.

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy but she is a terrible council member. She does eat a lot of pussy, though.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Idiot Without kcmo, joco wouldn’t even exist, you’d be dead, dead, dead.

Retro ROCKER said...

I may sound like a broken record. There back to the old KANSAS CITY SHUFFLE. ...

Anonymous said...

^^^ NAILED it.

Anonymous said...

Proving once again that KCMO is a World Class city.
Third World!
Why would any reputable business even try to work with these amateur clowns?
Meanwhile, anyone keeping track of expenditures and "progress" from the $800 million bond issue?
How about the millions in public money for the "Prospect Corridor Project?
Money is just pouring out the door.
The city that never sleeps!
Hahahahahaa!!!

Anonymous said...

despite the messiness, isn't the city council actually trying to do the right thing?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ for who???

Dex said...

Absolutely the council is trying to clean up this debacle. It's Sly who screwed up this deal. The Council is just trying to sort this mess out and make sure KC doesn't get stuck with the bill.

Anonymous said...

Times change 7:34.

Anonymous said...

A GAME WITHIN A GAME WITHIN A SCHEME

James, Schulte, Justus, and the tag-a-longs were working way in advance to give this to their paymasters Burns and McDonnell. That has never changed.

When they got incredibly sloppy and arrogant with their plan, they were forced to select a bid other than Burns and McDonnell. Did they give it to AECOM, the world leader in exactly this type of project? No, they did not, because Justus and Schulte purposely steered the selection committee to a company without a deep background in aviation terminal design/construction. Remember that the selection committee violated their own protocol and guidelines, and never could explain how they selected Edgemoor.

Now, the rest of the Council clearly understands that James/Schulte/Justus are continuing to collude to further their own interests. Their plan includes Justus assuming the Mayor's office upon James' departure. And yes, they will make another attempt to gift this billion-dollar (+) terminal project to Burns and McDonnell.

Anonymous said...

Do we remember who built liberty memorial and Union station? My bet is the folks from Clarkson, JE Dunn, and Burns and Mac, are in full control of this project. They may also be supporting some political action next fall.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t we vote for an airport that wouldn’t cost taxpayers a dime? So if we switch to another company they have to stick to what we voted for right? I know this seems stupid to think we weren’t going to pay but I’m just wondering if we get to vote again because the rules changed???

Anonymous said...


I love to read the comments...so entertaining...10:31 be soooo rite!

Anonymous said...

Not a surprise, Burns & Mac will probably end up with the contract as planned.

Anonymous said...

This will be a layup for Burns & Mac. They get the airport project, Edgemoor will sue the city and the taxpayers will foot the bill in the upcoming litigation/settlement with Edgemoor. So yes KC you will be paying for the new terminal in some capacity as the pawn(Edgemoor) will receive Million$ for this fiasco. I don't care, I live in JOCO. Hope everyone learned their lesson and will not send the Silverback to DC when Carwash Cleaver hangs it up.

Anonymous said...

So this was the back door deal after Edgemoor was awarded the contract.
Sly and the gang decided to wait until after the vote and then push Edgemmoor out and bring in Burns and Mac. This is a pay for play scheme. Just have Sly and Justus vote against it when they know they have the votes to pass it anyway. It's corruption at it's finest.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world is anyone surprised at this? The new airport initiative was shoved down our throats (as was that worthless streetcar) and I'm guessing most of the fools who were duped, arm-twisted, begged, etc. into voting for this mess will NEVER use the airport. Dishonesty and shenanigans as usual at City Hall. Even those council members who try to do the right thing have got to be disheartened at this latest development. Just wait KC taxpayers, we'll get screwed on this somehow and very likely end up with a piece of crap for an airport. Merry Christmas, Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

When you look up the Peter Principle in the dictionary there should be a picture of the Kansas City city council.

Anonymous said...

When you try and rush down the wrong path, this is what happens, especially when people are simply out of their depth. Who now has high confidence in a near term superb result with what is underway. It is unfair to the vendors, unfair to the taxpayers, unfair to the community.

And Troy doesn't want any questions asked, please.

Anonymous said...

If this story was a book it would be called A Confederacy of Dunces.