No one knows this better than Alicia Stephens, executive director of the Platte County Economic Development Council. Hotels are here due to KCI as well as the Overhaul Base,” Stephens told Landmark reporter Valerie Verkamp this week.“KCI is an economic development driver in Platte County. Jobs will also be created by the construction process.I’d like to thank this year’s participants in the postseason for backing me up on that. The Yogi Berra observation that “it ain’t over till it’s over” has never been more accurate thanks to the Houston bullpen.There was a fascinating seven game series for the American League championship, won by the Houston Astros over the Yankees. It’s the reason I’m still yawning three days later. ****** This has been a weird week thus far in the reporting biz.Folks are legitimately worried about the convenience aspect of KCI going away with the proposed switch to a single terminal.The last few times I’ve flown out of KCI, I’ve found myself standing in a long, long line heading into the security checkpoint and asked myself: “What’s so convenient about this?
and ask yourself if those businesses would be there if not for KCI.Let’s try to get through it and meet back here next week at this same place and time, shall we?(Get your weekly governmental crapstorm updates right here.As we reported a few weeks ago, a three-member disciplinary panel will hear the matter next Monday and Tuesday, Nov. That panel will hear evidence and recommend to the Missouri Supreme Court what discipline, if any, to impose.The panel must issue a written decision within 30 days after the completion of next week’s hearing.
A big day in Kansas City on Tuesday as voters head to the polls to decide the fate of the proposed new single terminal KCI Airport.