Councilman Lucas Policy Issues
KCI Terminal Modernization Program:
In May, 2017, the City Council began discussions about a proposed private financing plan to design and build a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. I, along with other councilmembers, recommend hiring outside counsel to advise the city on the this issue.
Tax Incentive Reform:
On October 6, 2016, the City Council voted 9-4 to pass an ordinance limiting tax incentives to 75%. Exceptions to this cap may be granted if the project qualifies for Jobs-Based or Site-Based “High Impact” designation as determined by the AdvanceKC Scorecard, derived from the City Council’s Economic Development and Incentive Policy, or if the project is located in a severely distressed census tract that has continuously maintained such status for not less than ten (10) years immediately prior to the effective date of the request.