This website was born in 2013 out of a sense of frustration. The proposals being presented in the media begged more questions than they answered and those questions were not being asked. Instead “sides” formed. But these were not sides of a debate. One side was trying to spin, sell and railroad a bad proposal while the other side simply said, “Here we go again and there is nothing we can do about it.”
In this case, Government “of” the people seemed to be more like government “to” the people.
While the primary objective is to have an honest and open discussion leading to the best proposal for the future of KCI, a secondary objective is to plant a seed that will hopefully grow into a better sense of partnership between elected officials and the people they represent. Since this site launched, the approval process was paused and the mayor appointed a task force to assess. Ultimately, the original ill-conceived proposal was put on hold. The Aviation Director took early retirement. KCI has continued to grow and add direct flights to domestic and international destinations, even after being told the airlines would not. Burns & McDonnell brought a privately financed proposal to the table. After a chaotic few weeks and an open bidding process another developer was chosen. Now it’s time to vote.
RULES: This discussion is open to all interested parties and opinions. Comments posted will be moderated and deleted only for uncivil language and for personal attacks. If you can’t play nice, you can’t play in the sandbox.
Thanks for caring and for being involved.