Group Submits New Signatures Backing Call For Vote On KCI Plan

Kansas City International Airport | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
A petition calling for a vote over Kansas City International Airport's future needs 3,573 signatures to be considered. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A group vying for a public vote on a proposal to demolish major parts of Kansas City International Airport and construct a single terminal has delivered an additional 1,600 petition signatures to City Hall in Kansas City.

Citizens for Responsible Government/Friends of KCI, the group behind the petition, says document doesn’t necessarily support or oppose the $1.2 billion project. Rather, backers of the petition want to see the issue decided by voters instead of by the City Council and Aviation Department.

The group delivered a petition with about 3,800 signatures earlier this month, but several hundred signatures did not qualify. A total of 3,573 valid signatures from valid Kansas City voters are needed for the petition to be considered.

The proposal to raze two of KCI’s three terminals is the most contentious of a variety of plans for the airport. Mayor Sly James formed the Citizens KCI Terminal Advisory Group earlier this year in response to the debate over KCI’s fate.

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