Slow progress on the new Kansas City airport continues but the shift in American political leadership now threatens plans, contracts and bidding.
To wit . . .
MORE PREZ BIDEN CASH FOR TRANSIT WITH FOCUS ON 'RACIAL EQUITY' SPARKS HOPE FOR GREATER MINORITY BIZ PARTICIPATION AT NEW KCI!!!
We won't belabor the point but let's not forget that last year an $80 MILLION contract was flipped over social justice controversy and because a council lady had the temerity to place a hand on her hip when contradicting a 3rd District rep.
Now, let's look at the documented agenda of Prez Biden to focus on "racial equity" by way of White House Policy . . .
Translation . . .
LONGSTANDING COMPLAINTS FROM KANSAS CITY MINORITY CONTRACTORS OVER LIMITED NEW KCI PARTICIPATION NOW HAVE SUPPORT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHITE HOUSE, SENATE AND CONGRESS!!!
Here's the word and a preview of upcoming drama . . .
"It's a new world. Every contract could be subject to review and rebid and there's still a lot of work to be done. For a lot of companies, this will be a windfall just as the new airport reaches completion. Vending and some interior projects are still up for completely grabs . . . You're going to see the demand for "equity" become a rallying cry and that means pushing beyond 20 or 30% MBE/WBE goals in order to make up for "systemic racism" we're talking about a goal of 50% participation or more and that will mean some very painful rebids."
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Again, this social justice overturn of airport contracts ALREADY HAPPENED LAST YEAR and now we'll see the process repeat itself thanks to political upheaval and because elections have consequences.
Developing . . .