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  • CityAge in KC
    Posted November 7, 2012

    Welcome CityAge! I am thrilled Kansas City will host the CityAge Summit on the New American City. Already, mayors, business leaders and officials from nearly 60 cities and hundreds of organizations have committed to take part in the two day conference. This national summit … Read More »

  • Launch KC!
    Posted September 10, 2012

    Google’s announcement for Kansas City raised our profile and expectations as an information technology center.  Google has provided the motivation to take advantage of our assets in the information technology arena. I am proud to say that, as of last … Read More »

  • KC Wins!
    Posted August 10, 2012

    It has been a great week in Kansas City! My congratulations to Sporting Kansas City who in thrilling fashion won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup! Our team plays in KCK, and practices in Swope Park right here in KCMO. … Read More »

  • Rally Time!
    Posted July 26, 2012

    Over a year ago, Google announced that Kansas City would be the first to test its ultra-high speed Internet services with speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans enjoy today. Along with our partners in Kansas City, … Read More »

  • All Star #KC!
    Posted July 9, 2012

    There is no place in the world, right now, like Kansas City! We have Major League Baseball players from around the world humming the tune, “Goin’ to Kansas City!”  Our guests are finding out what our residents already know – … Read More »

  • Summer of #KC
    Posted June 15, 2012

    Tonight we kick off my Mayor’s Nights initiative with Club KC, a series of weekend activities designed BY our city’s youth FOR our city’s youth. Also going live, just in time for summer, is a one-stop-shop website for all things … Read More »

  • Two new reports
    Posted May 22, 2012

    Two high-level committees have approved and released final recommendations to our community. Yesterday, the Citizens’ Commission on Municipal Revenue voted unanimously to forward its final report to policy makers in Kansas City. Today, the Mayors’ Bistate Innovation Team (MBIT) has … Read More »

  • Reform and Repair
    Posted May 17, 2012

    The City must build residents’ confidence in our ability to implement reasonable reforms and deliver much needed infrastructure repairs. The first priority will be fixing our current system and addressing our maintenance backlog. A concentrated, long-term effort to reduce deferred … Read More »

  • Year One
    Posted May 1, 2012

    A year ago, I was proud to be sworn in as the 54th Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. As a means of changing the way we conduct business at City Hall, I appointed a number of committees, panels, task forces … Read More »

  • Ethics Reform
    Posted April 17, 2012

    I am pleased to announce that my Commission on Ethics Reform will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 19 following Council Session on the 26th floor of City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6 pm and will take … Read More »