Wednesday, January 31, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT CRASH & BURN: COUNCIL STILL HATES EDGEMOOR #BETTERKCI DEAL!!!
Behind the scenes, the City Council HATES working with Edgemoor on the new airport MOU and the deal is going down in flames.
Before any other news outlet in Kansas City, our blog community called out at a sketchy blank check deal worth millions in "OUT-OF-POCKET" expenses. Even after MSM caught up, Edgemoor is only trimming about $7-million off the tab as local politicos grow increasingly disgusted with the firm.
Here's the entertaining kicker . . .
EDGEMOOR EXPLOITING RACIAL IDENTITY POLITICS AND THE SILLY 35% MBE/WBE HIRING EMPTY PROMISE HAS BACKFIRED!!!
Here's just a bit of karma when suits start trying to justify their development game with social justice efforts . . .
Big biz promises about equality have inspired Council to try and hold them accountable for pie-in-the-sky statements. Subsequently, questions from council have only been answered with vague deets and empty chatter that so many locals have heard before . . . Edgemoor expected to win playing the game of racial politics and now it seems like the cynical strategy will be their undoing.
Fact is, with a BILLION bucks worth of biz to go around minority contractors and the politicos on their payroll are going to get their piece of the pie no matter who wins . . . The debate behind the scenes merely represents the lobbyist antics of a few locals who jumped aboard the wrong gravy train just a bit too early.
Taste more pain . . .
FACT IS: KANSAS CITY BIZ & UNIONS DON'T LIKE EDGEMOOR EITHER AND THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD!!!
A couple of exceptions . . .
As usual, union lady Bridgette doesn't know what she's doing and has been making far too many promises to Mayor Sly whilst neglecting the best interests of her bosses . . .
Speaking of the Mayor, both he and City Manager Troy are also far to eager to hop aboard any flight without an idea of a destination and/or cost.
And so . . .
THE SAD REALITY IS THAT KANSAS CITY VOTED FOR NOTHING BUT NEW AIRPORT DRAWINGS AND PROMISES AND WORKING OUT THE DEETS ISN'T GOING TO BE PRETTY!!!
Accordingly . . .
There's more bad news ahead for this company as Council grows increasingly annoyed with the smaller and much more finicky firm . . . And yes there will be lawsuits but that was always going to happen as navigating this hot mess proves increasingly difficult for Mayor Sly who didn't really have much of a flight plan and has now taken a backseat as Council has taken over the process.
Check the lesser news links . . .
KC Biz Journal: Edgemoor presents revised KCI agreement to City Council
KMBZ: $30 million dollar reimbursement clause that could cost the city if the deal fell through. Edgmoor managing director Geoffrey Stricker says they've addressed that, "The cap is $23.2 million."
KCUR: Kansas City Continues Negotiations With Edgemoor
Developing . . .