Thursday, December 20, 2018
CALL AND RESPONSE: KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT STALLED AND STILL NEED $48-MILLION WORTH OF CITY HALL CASH!!!
Today's airport committee meeting should be fun if only because we'll hear more deets about the how the Aviation Dept. can't really afford to float the new airport and City Hall borrowing (at taxpayer expense) is an inevitability.
Even better . . .
HERE'S A FUN Q&A FACT CHECK COMPILED BY A FEW OF OUR READERS AND REASSEMBLED INTO SOME QUICK POINTS ABOUT THIS NEW AIRPORT!!!
-All of the airlines are okay with rising costs, except two low-fare carriers? Oh, yeah, the reality is that at least three more airlines have their own consultants looking at costs.
-All of this is about 20 million dollar baggage system? Anybody believe that?
-The mayor claims it's a "mathematical issue" with the airlines who won't sign on to the use and lease term sheet. They don't like the rising price of the airport? Anybody ask the mayor what he means by "mathematical issue"?
-All of the airport, builder and city hall flaks claim this project is right on schedule. That's not accurate. The 6 week wait on the environmental assessment alone constitutes a delay and that's not the only problem on the horizon.
-Edgemoor claims they are on course to begin demolition of Terminal A next month. But so far there has been VERY LITTLE OPEN LOCAL BIDDING ON THAT EFFORT. Furthermore, we haven't seen any equipment staged at the airport.
Any word from the city about the Programmatic Agreement the FAA gave the city; the PA that was supposed to be signed this week?
Bizarre. Also, let's not forget the proponents of the new airport are REQUIRED to hold a certain number of public meetings. If so, they better to do it in a town where the locals are less likely to ask embarrassing questions.
Developing . . .