Saturday, February 02, 2019
Kansas City New Airport Hot Mess Offers Government Secrecy Life Lesson
Nice find and comment from our reader community . . .
"It won't surprise TKC readers that KCI has become a national case study in out-of-control . . . It's official. KCI is the gold standard for don't turn airport development into a multi-billion dollar goat rodeo. It turns out the city's leadership is useful for something, even if that's a seminar on dumb and dumber."
Take a look:
Airports: Kansas City, O'Hare Redevelopments Show How Not to Deal With Transparency
So, when the flexibility of Edgemoor's proposal did, indeed, turn out to mean higher costs for Kansas City taxpayers, it's hard to take the council's side and say that that couldn't have been predicted, considering what they picked. The fact that a well-meaning attempt at transparency turned into a process beset by public campaigning and juvenile bickering also serves as a cautionary tale about how openness and transparency can devolve into petty political sparring from interests with their own agendas when it comes to major public works projects.
Developing . . .