Friday, March 08, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! UPCOMING LAWSUITS DISPUTE CONFLICTING TERMS OF SKETCHY NEW KCI AIRPORT DEAL!!!



City Hall is making up the rules as they go along in a reckless effort to secure cash for the new KCI Airport.

So far, only a few people have noticed that the deal is based mostly on blank checks and flimsy ordinances that have been redrafted multiple times but still contain key components filled with loopholes or simply passed through the airport committee incomplete.

And now . . .

BEHIND THE SCENES LAWSUIT THREATS CONFRONT MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL AS THEY PUSH FORWARD ONE OF THE SLOPPIEST DEALS KANSAS CITY HAS EVER WITNESSED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE NEW KCI AIRPORT FROM COLLAPSE BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS!!!

A quick overview . . .

The Master Bond Ordinance Switcheroo Spells Trouble - Burns & McDonnell was disqualified during the procurement process for not complying with the master bond ordinance. However, in this current scheme Edgemoor's deal ALSO requires changing the master bond Ordinance and bending the rules. The contradiction isn't lost on close watchers of this drama. Moreover, City Hall double talk has set into motion a regulatory nightmare beyond the comprehension of most 12th & Oak denizens.

Emergency Ordinance Open Season - Earlier in the negotiations the "community benefit" agreement was tossed in a betrayal of dozens of local agencies who gave their support and endorsement of the project. This quick turnaround hasn't been unnoticed by more than a few MBE/WBE contractors have also been left out in the cold and realize that the "accelerated" pace of the new KCI basically voids any deal they hoped to garner.

Airline Trust Bust - The small airlines have unfairly penalized by this deal and they REFUSED to sign on to the terms. Moving forward the prices targeting their biz confront scrutiny for ANTI-COMPETITIVE practices that have plagued some of the bigger carriers in their adventures around the nation.

Sadly, finance dudes had nothing but assurances to offer Mayor & Council but the fact is that City Legal is a punching bag for every decent firm in Kansas City and their ability protect KCMO has failed EVERY major test over the past decade.

Meanwhile, as we go along we're seeing a growing number of interests dissatisfied with the biggest construction project in Kansas City's history that has already become a spectacular disaster in the making.

For balance, here's the city sponsored fun news . . .

KMBC: Kansas City said it will break ground on the new airport terminal on March 25.

KSHB: Airport committee advances bonds to pay for construction of new KCI

Fox4: Nearly $1.8 billion in bonds approved to pay for new KCI terminal

KC Biz Journal: With KCI groundbreaking finally set, here's what the project is expected to look like [RENDERING PHOTOS & ANIMATIONS]

KCUR: At Last — Groundbreaking Set For New Single Terminal At Kansas City International Airport

Developing . . .

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey now, what's a few billion dollars between friends? The deal will be fine as long as we all get our piece of the pie.

Anonymous said...

Wagner knows what's up. He had the only good questions at the airport meeting.

Argo KC said...

This thing was always going to be a disaster, now it's just getting worse.

Anonymous said...

The problem here is simple: KC is building a smaller airport and trying to make everyone happy doing it. That was never going to happen. Now we've got a hodgepodge of special interests and lawyers with their hands out. It's not going to be pretty and we're just looking at more delays as we go forward because KC didn't do ti right the first time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sly!

Hyperblogal said...

If Rube Goldberg designed a deal in jest, it would look exactly like this KCI mess.

Anonymous said...

Sure but it looks like the local lame street media in these links are cheer leading.

Anonymous said...

Hey if it's a bad or disasterous deal so what. This is KCMO! The city of momentum!

Anonymous said...

When the wheels are coming off the wagon just hope the momentum is strong enough to keep you from overturning into a ravine or off a cliff.

Anonymous said...

The Mother of all circle jerks.

Anonymous said...

Mega Clusterfuck

Anonymous said...

^^^...and yet it's not. Weird.

Anonymous said...

I don't trust this council one little bit. I hope this thing stalls and these council members are voted out.

Anonymous said...

Most embarrassing thing in killa shitty history!!!

Remember, sLIE has been working on this for 8 years and this is the best he can come up with! Hahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Sly could combine this fiasco with his pre-K bomb, just to keep everything in the center ring at the circus.
The little kids couldn't possibly do any worse on the airport project than the clowns at city hall.
Where's Hernandez to try to clean up the mess?
Spill emergency in aisle six!
Hahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

Typical KCMO government failure. KCMO bankrupt in 4 years.

Rick Jamed said...

thing of it is, it never had to be this disorganized. This kind of rushed vote Rush construction poor product is a Hallmark of the James Administration and the Very disorganized way they have approached urban planning. When a leader refuses to accept any compromise or let anyone else have a seat at the table then this kind of disaster is what you get. Sadly he's not going to be mayor and take responsibility for this mess in the future so now we're left with just another development stooge as our likely next leader in KC.

Anonymous said...

Let the lawsuits begin.

Same lame line...all the time...Weird. said...

^^^...and yes, YOU'RE weird.

Granger said...

I look forward to the new airport when it's finished sometime around 2050.

I get it. Granger is just funning here. said...

Is that a typo, 5:43, or you're serious?

Anonymous said...

The smart money is already thinking about expanding JoCo airport and making that KC's true hub.

Anonymous said...

Jolie is responsible for this abortion, don’t let her forget it!!