Saturday, January 13, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT #BETTERKCI MBE/WBE TERMS DEBATED BEHIND THE SCENES!!!
The discussion on the new airport is getting more detailed as City Hall works to secure terms before another consideration of the MOU.
A major talking point . . .
Remember that the Edgemoor MOU calls for 35 percent KCI participation by minority-, women-owned firms.
This has been a sticking point for Council members Quinton Lucas, Alissia Canady and Lee Barnes . . . The numbers and securing guarantees for participation have been a sticking point for these elected officials.
Now . . .
IN A CLOSED MEETING, INSIDERS REVEAL CITY MANAGER TROY AND MAYOR SLY ARE READY TO FORGO THE 35% MBE/WBE REQUIREMENT AND OPT FOR AN AGREEMENT FEATURING 100% UNION CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW AIRPORT!!! THIS MOVE COULD DRASTICALLY DIMINISH MINORITY PARTICIPATION FOR #BETTERKCI!!!
Like it or not, this proposal would not only meet with approval from the Council at large but puts the ball back in the court of urban core council members who now risk losing a great deal of biz for their constituents whilst haggling for better terms.
Developing . . .