Friday, July 17, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! COUNCIL PLAN STRIPS KANSAS CITY AVIATION HONCHO OF AUTHORITY OVER NEW KCI AS FIGHTING OVER CONTRACTS WORSENS!!!
This week city hall proved successful at distracting "journalists" over an EPIC money fight at New KCI in favor of social justice stories and mostly powerless attempts to push back the pandemic.
Let's recap . . .
The Heavies & The Unions sent a first strike against an 80-million dollar bid and argues against awarding the contract to an out-of-town company .
On the record, there's concern about how city hall is going to handle this crisis and the threat of conflicts.
Interestingly, there are two main factions in this fight representing biz interests from across the metro.
The latest . . .
COUNCIL NOW MOVES TO EXPEL AVIATION HONCHO FROM NEW KCI DEALS!!!
Here's the legislation recently filed and just released to the public by Council Lady Katy Shields . . .
200580 - Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the KCI Airport Terminal Modernization Project Development Agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate II LLC removing the authority from the Director of Aviation to act as the “Owner” as set out in Article Eight of the Agreement.
Thankfully, KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS spotted the move FIRST and provide essential context . . .
"Council is removing director of Aviation from managing construction contracts, they might as well appoint the contractors to determine who will now get construction bids."
To be fair, Mr. Klein doesn't have many friends on the council and insiders are honestly surprised he has made it this far in the construction process without being jettisoned. The low-key replacement in the contracting process is yet another sign of discontent with New KCI behind the scenes, amid a dearth of local reporting and more legal disputes on the way.
Meanwhile, promises regarding the new airport persist amid a worsening pandemic wherein airline travel won't return to normal any time soon.
Developing . . .