Yesterday, the City Council downtown voted to go forward with a study on a new, single-terminal airport for Kansas City and the region.
That's the bad news.
Here's the good news:
Three councilmen voted against it--John Sharp, Scott Taylor and Scott Wagner. To them I say kudos and thank you.
More good news, really: "Mayor Sly James admitted he is not completely sold on the current proposal" according to KSHB 41 News.
I'm thinking that, with good information gotten to the Mayor and the will of the people to not throw away our existing facility for all the reasons available--financial, environmental, practicality on so many levels and sheer fondness for and appreciation of the existing airport--I think he can be shown this new single-terminal airport idea is a poor one that should itself be abandoned.
I think the City Council can--and will--be shown and convinced this walking away from our existing airport and building a new, single and very expensive terminal, expensive in so many ways, is a patently bad idea, effort and investment.
Link to story: City council approves single-terminal plan at Kansas City