Wednesday, July 15, 2020

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYER LADIES FIGHT OVER NEW KCI CONTRACT WORTH 80 MILLION BUCKS!!!



Whilst Kansas City elected leaders pretend to care about social justice or the historic homicide count, the REAL debate in Kansas City concerns an EPIC contract worth a vast fortune.

Here's the fun part and possibly a sign of progress . . .

DEBATE OVER THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW KCI PAVING CONTRACT FEATURES TWO POWERFUL WOMEN ENGAGED IN A BATTLE ROYALE OVER 80 MILLION BUCKS!!!

The background . . .

FIRST ON TKC . . . The public portion of this conversation started on Sunday with an EPIC FIRST STRIKE from The Heavies along with union and urban leaders.



And then . . .

Concern over bid-rigging risk and council involvement moved the fight forward.

Follow-up reporting noted a press conference focused on minority hiring but didn't really scratch the surface of the debate.

Whilst TKC won't pretend to understand he intricacies of modern airport construction, what's clear is that two leaders have emerged from this argument . . .

Bridgette Williams the first African American & first woman executive director of Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City. She is also a ranking union leader and longtime local power player.

Again, her letter began started the public portion of this debate regarding a paving contract worth 80 MILLION bucks.

Among her many valuable connections in KC, Ms. Williams has a close relationship with council lady Katheryn Shields who is one of the strongest forces on the council.

On the other side of the equation, Lisa Garney is a newer local biz lady power player. However, one of her companies, G2, serves as the leading Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) contractor with ESCO - The winning side of the big money bid.



Behind the scenes, it makes sense that New KCI developer Edgemoor wants to avoid union beef and the negative press that comes with this public debate. The council is set to continue this conversation in closed session and, whilst unlikely, a rebid isn't out of the question along with the risk of sketchy intervention from city hall departments and/or a ruling from AVIATION that could make this hot mess even worse -- However, if that happens look for lawsuits to start flying more frequently than all of the planes that coronavirus grounded at the current airport.

In conclusion and because we're optimists at heart . . . We offer a bright side . . .

WOMEN LEADING THIS EPIC NEW KCI DEBATE SIGNALS KANSAS CITY PROGRESS EVEN IF FIGHTING OVER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND MONEY IS A LONGSTANDING LOCAL TRADITION!!!

At the very least, we offer our respect to both of these power player ladies engaged in a struggle over MILLIONS OF DOLLARS whilst the rest of this town and the nation are unemployed, in fear of worsening coronavirus and distracted by petty culture war election year politics playing out on mobile tracking spyware social media.

Developing . . .

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you missed the biggest part here TKC, how this impacts the public: THIS is basically why flight costs are going to continue to rise for anyone who travels in the future.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the coronavirus numbers? NOBODY is going to fly in the future!

Anonymous said...

^^^

Good point.

Anonymous said...

New KCI, the biggest disaster Kansas City has ever seen.

Mason said...

This is why we should always be suspicious what we're promised by city hall. They promised a cleaner and better airport, this project looks like a house of cards.

Anonymous said...

Why solicit bids if it all comes down to politics? And will potential bidders on other parts not waste time if they think their bids won't count?

Anonymous said...

There you go KCMO newbies and implants who don't know jack squat about this place and why it's in the top 10 most corrupt shit holes in the country.

They call me Mr. Tibbs said...

"This is why we should always be suspicious"

Of everything in this shitty, but to no avail !!!!!!! Stupid voters pass all dimocrap's tax and bond issues. As often said, can't fix stupid! Typical of all dim run shitties.

Anonymous said...

^^^and yet you’re too broke and too stupid to move away. Haha! Stupid Boomer loser!

Anonymous said...

^^^ and yet your stupid chud ass won’t leave your mommas basement! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

The weird-eye wonder does it again. Controversy all around Patsy Klein. That POS is resilient.

Problem Solved said...

Settle this debate by firing Pat Klein.

Anonymous said...

Bridgette Williams the first African American & first woman executive director of Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City.

Translation. Willing to say and do anything to make a buck for her masters. That's the kind of lackey these white guys in the top suites like.

Anonymous said...

Whats with the photo shop. They must look raunchy in real life. Especially without the makeup.

Anonymous said...

And why is she trying to look like a white person.

Anonymous said...

^^I don’t know Maude, why are you?

Anonymous said...

You call this progress? Looks like the same old Kansas City Shuffle to me. Just big companies using different spokeswomen.

Renzi said...

So what are we getting for our money? A smaller Airport, conflicts with the construction, and higher ticket prices. Sounds like a bad deal to me.

Anonymous said...

^^^^
But don't forget the waterfall, overpriced cold sandwiches, longer distances to the gates, and the plaque in the lobby with Jolie's and Sly's names on it.
Worth every penny of the $1.8 billion (and counting) cost.
Just keep in mind that NOTHING coming from the denizens of KCMO city hall has anything at all to do with the best interests of the public and you'll never be surprised or disappointed.

Anonymous said...

So have they started pouring concrete yet? Who's K.C.'s best interviewing reporter? One that can sit down and interview Ms. Garney to see if she's up to snuff. T.v. preferably, but a radio interview played over and over again to listen to could work too.

Nobody says yes or no better than K.C.. Why take the chance?

Anonymous said...

A first interview question could go like
"We see you have in possession a new concrete plant".

Yes, magnificent piece of machinery.

Was the plant purchased before K.C. decided they wanted a new airport or purchased afterward?

Anonymous said...

We’re better off going with the white chick, she’s clearly smarter prettier and has A picture of Lucas hugging her like there’s no tomorrow!

The boy blunder has a thing for white meat.

Anonymous said...

Crap, are those creepy Garney Kids making money sucking on the TIF tat now?

Anonymous said...

^^^ X 1,000,000

Anonymous said...

If Lisa gets anymore plastic surgery her face will be turned inside out.

Anon said...

Come on, Tony. It’s time to stop letting this blatant racist garbage on your site.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. Garney bombed as a lawyer, then bombed as a jewelry designer. Once The Star wrote a big article about her NYC shopping sprees on designer clothes and the big bucks she spent. Now she’s a plumbing contractor. Not understanding how she fits into this concrete thing at all.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Ask mayor mckneely, there’s some really “cozy” pictures of those two on al gores amazing internet!

Anonymous said...

Wow that blonde chick, such a vacuous look in here eyes, like she's going to start drooling any second.