KCI proposals by the numbers

Here's an example of what the Kansas City International Airport selection committee had to sift through to decide on a developer for a new KCI.
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Selection expected this week on winning KCI airport proposal, and more from City Hall

By Lynn Horsley

lhorsley@kcstar.com

August 28, 2017 08:49 AM

A committee reviewing four proposals for a new KCI Airport terminal is expected to announce its top choice this week. Plus, Friday is the deadline for candidates to file for new streetcar district board.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

The Kansas City parks board meets at 2 p.m. at parks headquarters, 4600 East 63rd Street Trafficway. The board may take short public comments about the controversy over the removal of a Daughters of the Confederacy monument at 55th and Ward Parkway. The board will listen but will not engage commenters in a discussion. Since the monument has already been removed, there’s not much for the parks board to discuss.

The selection committee scrutinizing proposals for a new airport terminal expects to meet in closed session this afternoon and possibly Wednesday as well.

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Wednesday, Aug. 30

The City Council holds committee hearings and agendas are here.

The Finance Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. and will consider a measure to provide $600,000 in local funds to finally get Grand Boulevard and other downtown bike lanes striped after years of waiting.

The Finance Committee also weighs an ordinance that would require any business contracting with the city to comply with the minimum wage ordinance that voters approved Aug. 8. They would have to pay at least $10 per hour to comply with the voter-approved ordinance. It’s unclear whether they would also have to keep ramping up wages to $15 per hour by 2022, as the local ordinance requires but state law forbids. The city does not yet have an estimate on how much this would cost.

Thursday, Aug. 31

The KCI terminal selection committee is expected to present its recommendation in closed session to the City Council at its 1 p.m. business session and then make a public announcement at 2 p.m. It is reviewing proposals from AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Friday, Sept. 1

The deadline for candidates to file for the new expanded streetcar taxing district is 5 p.m. So far, 17 people have filed to run for seven seats. The election is Saturday Oct. 7.

Lynn Horsley: 816-226-2058, @LynnHorsley