Kansas City and Johnson County clash on airports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City councilwoman is reviving talks about revamping Kansas City International Airport while calling Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's pursuit of an airport in Johnson County a "far-off dream."
Councilwoman Jolie Justus brought up the Kansas City airport at a Monday press conference that was called a day after The Kansas City Star reported Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer are looking at building a large-scale passenger airport in Johnson County.
Debate on KCI's future has been at a standstill since last year, when the city halted talks of refashioning KCI's three-terminal design into a nearly $1 billion single-terminal airport after polls suggested there wasn't enough community support. Justus said financial help from airlines of a revamped KCI is still on the table.
Justus said a discussion of the airport's future will speed up after an April 4 bond election.