Thursday, February 14, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! NEW KCI AIRPORT CHANGES SLUSH FUND NAME AFTER FAA SMACKDOWN!!! SWITCHEROO BETRAYS 'COMMUNITY' PAYOFF PROMISES!!!



Our blog community offers EPIC insight from the scene of today's airport conversation. Here's the word . . .

Renaming of Airport Slush Fund

At the airport committee meeting right now, and kind of appalled at what the council is considering in terms of the so-called Community Benefits Agreement, where airport revenues go to unrelated nonprofits around the city.

As you’ll probably recall, in August, the FAA said Edgemoor couldn’t use airport revenues for $14M of the $20M “Community-Improvement” pork barrel deal.

Credit where it's due, KSHB broke that story:
FAA -- Edgemoor, city can't use airport revenue for $14M in community benefits


The solution was for the city to make simple wording changes to skirt the common sense FAA rules. It’s now being called the “Terminal Workforce Development Agreement”

My favorite part is this slide, which underlined that they are making no actual changes to any of the programs:



What do you think?
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Here's what we make of it . . .

IN AN OPEN MEETING KANSAS CITY IS PLAYING NAME GAMES AMID PUSH BACK FROM THE FAA ABOUT KEEPING BOND MONEY AT THE AIRPORT!!!

And here's where it gets worse . . .

ACTUALLY, ACCORDING TO CITY LEGAL THE SWITCHEROO CHEATS THE "COMMUNITY" INTERESTS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA GET AN AIRPORT PAYDAY IN RETURN FOR THEIR SUPPORT!!!



Councilman Quinton Lucas asked about, "the program that relates to the purported representation that we'd be funding certain city or adjacent programs . . . Where does that live in the document?"

Galen Beaufort - Senior Associate City Attorney explained: "It does not live in any of these documents and if it did you can expect that the FAA will ding us in a few years out and ask us to pay money back out of our general fund."

Translation . . .

URBAN CORE AND NON-PROFIT GROUPS THAT SUPPORTED THE NEW KCI AND EDGEMOOR HAVE BEEN DECEIVED!!!

As we get into the deets of this boondoggle worth billions of dollars we see fewer people earning the windfall revenue that was promised and locals who were expecting at least a few tasty crumbs for their backing now getting nothing.

Developing . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

The airport was always going to be a nightmare and the problem is if they try to make this right, they'll be facing a huge fie. They're right to be cautious, I wish they would have shown as much thoughtfulness when they ran around promising everyone a free meal. Shame on those who believed it.

Anonymous said...

Better headline: A rose by any other name still offers a treat.

these groups will get their money, now they just have to jump through a few more hoops to get it. Maybe open up satellite offices at the new airport just to further subvert the rules. That's really what the name change is about.

Anonymous said...

And the scam goes on.

Anonymous said...

This has come to resemble the story about a room full of horse manure and wondering if there is a pony in there somewhere.
Among all these insider/grifter giveaways and consultant/legal fees, will there someday actually be an airport terminal in there somewhere?
A truly classic example of how NOT to undertake a major public project.
But that's about the only way that Sly and the gang are ever going to become case studies at the Harvard B-School.
What a national embarrassment!

Anonymous said...

So tired of all this BULLSHIT!

Anonymous said...

^^Then call a cop! Otherwise, shut up! Nobody wants to hear you bitch! Understand?

Anonymous said...

^^^I want to hear him/her/it. Please continue to post, 1:14.

Anonymous said...

Case study of “deception”

Anonymous said...

Call a cop?

Anonymous said...

Cops do not like being contacted, they busy.

Anonymous said...

@1:14Pm..I don't want to hear you bitch. Please discontinue posting!

Anonymous said...

Slie and the gang might as well deceive everybody and all organizations. Cannot leave anyone out or they will feel slighted.

Anonymous said...

1:14 not the only one bitching. Give a good reason not to bitch. Tell sly to call amazon, offer them a terminal and save the day.

UH, IT IS READ, NOT HEAR, JEENYUS! said...

@2:02/2:28--Don't wanna SMELL your buttboi breath when we HEAR your bitchy whining about others' posts.

Anonymous said...

@219 is so right!

Anonymous said...

It’s funny that thy already know that they’re gonna “get dinged” for lying, why should they care. We’re getting an airport legally or not.

Anonymous said...

The King Family KCI Royalty Slush Fund.

Anonymous said...

Clay for Mayor. It can happen and I hope it does. Clay will stop the morons who are running the city.

Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourself, @5:09 - Clay can't do it alone!

After we elect him, we'll still have to stay energized and bombard these shitbags with texts and e-mails every tome they try an end-run around the Mayor!

We also will have to support the Candidates running against each and every one of these incumbents, until we finally clean ALL of the scoundrels that have been involved in this mess out of office, (although out of Town sounds a hell of a lot better).

It's going to be a long hard fight, but this City can be saved, and control can be wrested from the Out-Of-State Real Estate Developers and put back into the hands of the Citizens.

Anonymous said...

6:12 +1000000000

Vote out all the dummocraps and things will be great again!

Anonymous said...

@8:29 all of the out-of-State Real Estate Developers raping this City are Republican!

Vileness has no Party, bribery has no platform!

Anonymous said...

Justus is really good at sticking to the narrative. I would guess she had an absent parent and had to do so with her siblings.

Anonymous said...

Lee Barnes and Scott Taylor were the only two to vote against this Edgemoor bullshit. Scott Wagner was absent for the vote, but now is the only one willing to admit they made a mistake.

No more lawyers!

Anonymous said...

Hogs at the troff. The only reason Lucas and Reed voted for the airport is for the handouts to their 3rd District folks sitting around smoking pot.

Anonymous said...

@401AM you are correct they wanted to tell the blacks they created all those “Workforce” construction jobs. Lucas and Reed are two sell outs and they know but they don’t have the integrity to do what’s right.