Thursday, November 29, 2018

SHOCK!!! NEW KCI SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT BECOMING BIGGEST FINANCIAL DISASTER IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY!!!



In response to our blog community FIRST NEWS about the airport deal falling apart, City Hall has been busy putting low-rent guarantees on blast in order to calm voters and a cadre of local contractors and lawyers depending on this deal.

A real talk summary of where KCMO stands . . .

- Despite cheap politico promises that no cash from the KCMO general fund is being used, LOOK CLOSER AND SEE the the city has already forked over $20-million and will soon need to re-up.

- Edgemoor is struggling desperately to hold onto this deal and if they don't get all of the airlines on board in a few weeks, they'll lose billions.

- The Use and Lease Agreement remains unsigned, until that happens, everything else we hear is just spin, hype and corporate deception.

Here are lesser news links from "journalists" paid to have good hair and/or "respectability" because they ask soft questions:

KMBC Reports Lame Duck Assurances: KC Mayor says there's no delay for new KCI despite funding setback

KCUR Knows The Bill If Fake: Airlines Want A Second Opinion On $1.6 Billion Price Tag For Kansas City Airport Terminal

KCTV5 Offers Important Juxtaposition: Disagreements over cost of KCI and who pays

Developing . . .

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I guess the good news here is that 18th & Vine will have competition for the biggest KCMO cash suck.

Anonymous said...

I smell new taxes being drafted by KCMO to punish its people for the mistakes of city hall (again).

Anonymous said...

Jolie Justus had better go back to organizing PTA bake sales.
No, wait!
Those are way too complicated and sophisticated.
How about starting with a lemonade stand?
Sly and Jolie's Lemonade. Turning lemons into incompetence, cost-overruns, lies, and debt. Lots and lots of debt.
The "smart city" on the plains.
Hahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

It's on schedule?

Unlikely.

Anonymous said...

Glad they got busted for trying to give away 48 million of our tax money, gopher boi should be ashamed he’s defending this cluster fuck, no, he should jump off a cliff as soon as possible

Anonymous said...

Big Airlines know final price closer to $5 Billion.
They hate it.
Come on Johnson County- build it before the rotund mayor makes KC a laughingstock and broke..

Anonymous said...

The Entitlement. The Airport is all about participation of special interest groups, minority contractors and sub-contractors. This participation is fine until you lose accountability and price/performance which results in the normal course of business.
How much is this structure costing the City taxpayer?
Do City Council members care? These folks do not think about the outcome but rather the process. The Pigs have come to the troff and this is the problem with the Airport cost structure.
I say we dismantle this whole process and take another look at it in the future.

Anonymous said...

now they are going to take money out of general fund to pay for the airport than pay it back just like pigs can fly what bullshit these people are

Anonymous said...

Well vat you know? Mayor auctions bow tie to pay for new airport. Tie still has neck stains on it.

Anonymous said...

9:35 too late, we already are

Anonymous said...

The millionaire mayor bleeding the poor for every penny they have to satisfy his ego and friends, it just ain’t right

Anonymous said...

If the City can't run the Water Department, Why do you think they can run an airport?

Anonymous said...

The City Council has a hidden agenda which has nothing to do with the airport design or cost.
It all about Entitlements and contract awards of a $1 billion plus in construction bids.

Anonymous said...

lesser indeed

Anonymous said...

i hate all edgemoor's renderings, they are just awful, the current airport terminals are just better architectural buildings than the crap they keep posting.

Anonymous said...

You rip those existing terminals down, legacy of embarrassment. You going to take the risk of ripping down the terminals based on the information they have presented, unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need to increase the 1% welfare tax to 2%???
The Council has been hijacked by those who cater to their own.

East side grocery.
MLK renaming of the Paseo.
Airport fiasco( why is this plan so expensive)
Basic services, street clearing of snow?
Water dept.

G. Washington said...

The reason this project is so expensive, and growing, is that the unions always need a new long term project to fund the massive wages the trades get in these deals. They don't want minorities getting anything. There is always a new and more expensive project on the drawing board to stuff the pockets of politicos and plumbers and pipe-fitters, millwrights, electricians, heavy equipment operators and others in the construction trades. Then there are the fire-fighters that have to get their cut too. When do we say "ENOUGH!" ? We need a mayor that will take care of the sewers and waterlines and streets. Not glamorous and only given lip service. That needs to be the focus of the next mayor and none of those running right now (except maybe Chastain) even try to fight for those items.

Anonymous said...

^^Yeah..that's the ticket! You are on it! Keep revealing the truth! Tight stuff dude, tight stuff! Airport! Thuggery! Taxes? Unions?...maybe! I don't know! Slie? Council...props? Go 4 KC...way to move the momentum! Lets get it boys! Hilary 2020! This airport is nuts! I'm glad you guys are here! Do it!