Thursday, February 08, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCIL MAJORITY FAVORS DUMPING EDGEMOOR AND MOVING DIRECTLY TO AECOM BURNS & MAC BID!!!
Behind the scenes, legal threats don't seem to scare a Council majority on the cusp of dumping Edgemoor and immediately pursuing a new airport deal with AECOM-Burns & Mac.
More to the point . . .
COUNCIL MEMBERS WANTING TO DUMP EDGEMOOR CITE CITY HALL RULES THAT ALLOW THEM TO DROP ONE BID AND MOVE RIGHT TO THE NEXT NEW #BETTERKCI AIRPORT CONTENDER!!!
Here's the money quote . . .
"This is absolutely part of the bidding process and anyone even remotely familiar with City Hall knows that when the first bidder can't live up to the terms we move directly to the next. There is no need to restart the process and doing so would only cause an unnecessary delay."
Fact: Nobody but a few consultants are out there clamoring for Edgemoor and, as we've reported previously, the company has bungled their bids and allowed a sketchy MBE/WBE strategy to dominate discussions while Council is more concerned about costs and timely construction.
The reality that will be highlighted today: AECOM builds airports all over the world and they're an industry leader whilst Edgemoor & Co. have suffered recent setbacks in their SEA-PAC efforts.
And so . . .
We have our suspicions that all of this is merely political theater as one of Mayor Sly's corporate patrons and the benefactor of the entire council eventually earning a spot back at the taxpayer feeding trough always seemed like an inevitability.
Meanwhile, as the legislative sausage-making continues with HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS at stake there seem to be fewer of those fake tweet hater comments about the old school airport given that it's exceptionally clear the new facility will be a plastic & glass disaster.
Update: The deal with Edgemoor was just approved anyhoo!!!
Developing . . .