I received this today from Friends of KCI who is launching a referendum effort to overturn the City Council vote of April 11. The next step is to collect about 7200 valid signatures in the next 30 days to place the question on the ballot. Look for more details in the coming days.
The City of Kansas City has voted to move forward to build a one-terminal airport despite the fact that travelers rate MCI one of the best and most convenient airports to travel in and out of. The citizens of the Kansas City metro area and travelers in and out of MCI do not want a new airport, but the City seems determined to shove this down the people’s throat. Why? Their claim is jobs.
Another one of the city’s reasons for building a new airport is that it would make security simpler and less expensive. This is one of those cases of spending $100 to save $10.
There aren’t a lot of details on this yet, just that they have 30 days to get 7200 valid signatures from registered Kansas City voters. Check the link above for updates and locations of where you can sign the petition.
- City leaders to talk 1-terminal KCI plan (kshb.com)
- City gets help in selling the public on a single terminal at KCI (kansascity.com)