The Airport Committee heard Ordinance 180058, which would authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate for the Kansas City International Airport terminal modernization project.
The committee voted “do pass,” and the ordinance now heads to the full City Council during its Legislative Session next week, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.
During the meeting, Airport committee members also heard a report by the City’s legal counsel, as well as reviewed a Committee Substitute for Ordinance 180058 with several updated items related to an Out-of-Pocket Agreement for certain costs and expenditures.
In addition, several public comments were shared with committee members, including those provided by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, minority- and women-owned businesses, and other community members.
“No matter the final tally of the numbers and what we say the time of toil is worth, we are bankrupt unless our final hours of this process are drenched in good faith and honest intention. Only then will we the win the day as public servants working to uphold the public trust,” City Councilman Jermaine Reed, said.
On Tuesday Jan. 30, the City Council met as a Committee of the Whole to hear in-depth presentations from the City legal team and to engage in discussion about the status of the negotiations and all material concerns involving the MOU.
There was a comprehensive review of requests by City Councilmembers, which the City Attorney, outside legal counsel, the Aviation department and Edgemoor have worked extensively to resolve.
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