Tuesday, December 19, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BAIT AND SWITCH: CITY HALL CONFRONTS LAWSUIT THREATS AMID #BETTERKCI VOTE BROKEN PROMISES FOR NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT!!!
By way of a litany of disingenuous campaign promises and shady backroom deals, Mayor Sly James is navigating a path toward EPIC City Hall courtroom battles over the airport.
First up . . .
INSIDERS FEAR EDGEMOOR LAWSUITS AGAINST CITY HALL, AECOM AND BURNS & MAC FOR HOW THIS DIRTY MOU DEAL IS GOING DOWN!!!
While MSM is playing stenographer and covering rigged hometown press conferences like they're "news" . . .
The real story according to TKC TIPSTERS is that investigation into legal options in this bidding process is already underway.
Now, lawyers on all sides of this equation can and will make their case - But from a VOTER'S PERSPECTIVE - The legal drama now threatening City Hall is the direct result of a poorly-planned vote that lacked proper details promoted by Mayor Sly James.
To be fair, most people watching this hot mess already understand that there's no way KCMO isn't getting out of this new airport nightmare without settling a major lawsuit. However . . . The shady tactics of Mayor Sly for the benefit of campaign backers are already the subject of inquiry.
Now, to more urgent matters . . .
THE 35% MBE/WBE KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT HIRING PROMISE IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN URBAN LEGEND!!!
There are lots of good intentions here but EVEN KCMO MINORITY HIRING EXPERTS have made themselves clear on this issue . . . A quote that we've seen from the press in the 3rd District:
"Without a massive training, education and apprenticeship program. There is simply not enough capacity in Kansas City's minority community to supply 35% of the labor & contracting on a billion dollar project. If every minority and female owned firm in the metro started working on the new airport, they still wouldn't have enough people. Edgemoor has the best plan to try to achieve the number - AECOM/Burns & Mac and the Unions are basically hostile to this effort. 35% is not going to happen, it was never going to happen."
Reality - KC has often made similar promises on MBE/WBE hiring and they NEVER hold true.
Next up . . .
KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL PAY HEAVILY FOR THE NEW AIRPORT!!!
Here's a fun quote from a source familiar from with the MOU debate:
"Most City Council members and Team Sly backers have not read and don't understand how the airport will be financed. I've talked to them. They're taking their cues from Troy's office and they've never been forthright about hidden costs."
Like it or not, whether in court fees or other contingencies . . . KCMO Taxpayers will be picking up a BIG CHUNK of the tab on this project and anyone who believes or says otherwise is being willfully ignorant or duplicitous.
And so . . .
Two things are certain amid this #BetterKCI brouhaha . . .
1. Kansas City will end up in court no matter who wins or loses the new airport bidding because of the haphazard vote and terms promoted by Mayor Sly.
2. Already . . . NONE of the #BetterKCI campaign promises are holding up to scrutiny and the rigged vote was nothing more than pie in the sky served up by Mayor Sly.
Developing . . .