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  • From The Mayor’s Office of Civic & Community Engagement: Mayor’s Nights Events
    Posted May 29, 2013

    This past weekend marked the official kickoff of the 2013 Mayor’s Nights events, a partnership between The Mayor’s Office, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, the City of Kansas City and KCPD.   On Saturday night, over 400 youth joined Mayor … Read More »

  • Local Business Highlight: Grunauer
    Posted May 20, 2013

    Every month we’ll be featuring a local business right here on the blog.  Stay tuned for new selections and be sure to check out our May feature:  Grunauer.   Grunauer represents the first Midwest venture for Chef Peter Grunauer, whose resume … Read More »

  • Year Two
    Posted April 29, 2013

    When I took office two years ago, I assured Kansas Citians that I would get to work addressing the “4 Es” – Education, Efficiency, Employment, and Enforcement – that we spoke about throughout the mayoral campaign.  Those “4Es” have driven … Read More »

  • Making Changes
    Posted April 9, 2013

    A couple of years ago, I finally made the decision to try to get more active and healthy. I figured walking would be a good place to start.  I convinced my wife, Licia, to join me one morning at 6am. … Read More »

  • Strong and Proud
    Posted March 19, 2013

    It was my great honor to deliver the 2013 State of the City Address at the Historic Gem Theater. At the event I outlined the great progress we have made and the challenges we have before us. I can tell … Read More »

  • 2013 State of the City
    Posted March 7, 2013

    Please join me for the 2013 State of the City Address, held this year at the historic Gem Theater at 18th and Vine. Last year, we began a tradition of moving this important address outside of City Hall, to highlight … Read More »

  • Budget Response
    Posted February 14, 2013

    For the second time since our election as a Council, pursuant to our City Charter, it is my pleasure to submit my recommendations and response to the City Manager’s preliminary budget. Together we are expanding the culture of entrepreneurship and … Read More »

  • 2013-14 Manager’s Budget
    Posted January 15, 2013

    Today, as required by the City Charter, City Manager Troy Schulte delivered the FY2013-14 Submitted Budget to the Office of the Mayor. As part of this year’s budget submittal, Kansas City simultaneously launched the City’s Open Data Catalog. For the … Read More »

  • Peace to you
    Posted December 21, 2012

    First and foremost, happy holidays to each and every one of you. For those who call Kansas City home, thank you for all your help, support and kindness this year. You are making a great city even better. I owe … Read More »

  • Streetcar is GO!
    Posted December 13, 2012

    It is always a great day to be in Kansas City, but today is particularly special. In our grand hey-day of the past, it was the cable cars, the brakemen, the clacking and clanging of the streetcars that signaled our … Read More »