But with so much media attention paid to Kansas City, Mo. we haven’t seen much of Mark Holland since. This week, he delivers his first State of the County address. It’s a good time for us to ask: what has Mark Holland done on the job? He joins us for a newsmaker interview.
Also this week:
Jackson County getting commuter rail back on track…
The Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announces this week they’re preparing to spend $59 million to buy from Union Pacific a crucial 19-mile-long rail corridor that includes what is known as the Rock Island Line that runs through Lee’s Summit, Raytown and Kansas City and just next to the Truman Sports Complex.
Rehabbing KCI could cost a third of the price of a new terminal…
Kansas City could totally renovate terminals A, B and C at KCI Airport and do so at just a third of the cost of building a new single terminal. That was the estimate provided this week by the airport’s Deputy Aviation Director Phil Muncy, in testimony before the KCI Terminal Advisory Group. How do these latest estimates change the conversation about the future of KCI, if at all?
Kansas City submits RNC 2016 bid
Kansas City officially submitted its bid this week for the 2016 Republican National Convention. They did so with a slickly produced video showing our two Kansas City Mayors signing the proposal and handing it off to a massive security convoy. The tagline: “If this is the send-off we give your proposal, imagine the welcome we will give your guests.” The details, though, of Kansas City’s bid are a closely guarded secret.
This week’s news reviewers
Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star
Garrett Haake, 41 Action News
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star