Monday, February 05, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP COST OVERRUN TRACK RECORD QUESTIONED AS COUNCIL CONSIDERS NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT MOU!!!
Behind the scenes debate over the new airport continues and the latest talking point threatens to hurt the chances of Edgemoor & Clark Construction Group amid so many promises they've offered to elected officials.
First on TKC . . .
INSIDERS WARN COUNCIL OF CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP'S LEGACY OF RUNNING OVER-BUDGET LIKE THE LATEST DEBACLE BUILDING SEA-TAC!!!
Of course there will be debate on the circumstances but here is an inconvenient fact that troubles Council and the local biz community . . .
There's widespread biz community fear that Edgemoor's partner Clark Construction will ruin KC's airport plan with a similar incident like the "understated initial estimate" that cost an extra $30-million in addition to a 17% overall cost increase for the new Seattle airport.
Here's the word . . .
"The Council just wants due diligence on this airport. Mayor Sly James and the City Manager are much too desperate to have KC sign on the dotted line for hundreds of millions of dollars without looking at the specifics of the deal or properly assessing the risk. We have a responsibility to the public to make sure the construction of the airport is in good hands. Promises and public statements are nice but let's look at the work the company has done in the past, KC can't afford estimates that aren't in line with expectations. There are real doubts about the ability of Edgemoor & their partners to deliver when they've obviously had problems in the past."
And so, the debate continues with greedy consultants and desperate politicos working behind the scenes to play kingmaker in a bidding battle that will definitely result in a lawsuit, hurt feelings and even more political rivalries as election season approaches.
Developing . . .