Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NEWSFLASH: VISIT KC PROVES MORE SUCCESSFUL AT AWARDING INSIDER DEALS THAN INCREASING TOURISM!!!

Credit where it's due, some poor newsie had to sit through a committee meeting to get this not-so-fun-fact . . .

"According to the audit, which was presented to the City Council’s Finance and Governance Committee on Wednesday, Visit KC issued a request for proposals for a six-month, $160,000 contract, only to expand the scope of that contract to a years-long multimillion deal that made MMGY the organization’s advertising agency of record. MMGY’s CEO was sitting on the Visit KC board when the firm won that contract."

The rest is mostly pointless and behind the paywall . . .

Audit: Visit KC board member's firm got big contract in possible conflict of interest

Visit KC, the former Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, is a nonprofit economic development organization that promotes the area's tourism and convention business. Visit KC, a nonprofit that attracts conventions and tourism to Kansas City, awarded millions of dollars in contracts to a local advertising firm whose president was sitting on Visit KC's board, according to an audit of the organization released Wednesday.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And this surprises who?

God Damn city is giving the whole GD place away.

Anonymous said...

Hey now, this is important news. I thought all of the visit kc money was going directly to the KC Transportation Group!

Anonymous said...

Now this is a real quid pro quo!

Anonymous said...

You knew visit KC was bullshit. I mean its staffed by the same type of dullards that occupy City Hall.

Anonymous said...

I guess people worrying a about KC Tenants working on a tenant agreement let the back door open on the city treasury.