Mayor James to reconstitute and announce his appointments to the Citizens’ Commission on Municipal Revenue tomorrow morning

Mayor brings back commission formed in the 1950’s to examine the method and means of funding the City

In 1955, the City Council of Kansas City formed the original Citizens’ Commission on Municipal Revenue. Chaired by future Mayor Ilus Davis, its mission was “To provide the City Council with recommendations for a city finance program which would correct present financial problems and ensure continuing city growth.”

Tomorrow, Mayor Sly James will officially reconstitute the commission with 16 of Kansas City’s most learned and talented civic leaders. “It is my pleasure and great honor to announce the members of the Citizens’ Commission on Municipal Revenue and charge them with examining closely the means by which we fund our city’s functions. I have asked a broad spectrum of citizens to lend their expertise and am humbled that each of them has agreed to serve the city they love. My sincere thanks to each of them for undertaking this critical task. These men and women represent different backgrounds, different parts of the city, different generations and different political views, but each brings a keen intellect for city finances and a wealth of experience that will serve our city well,” said Mayor James.

Who:  Mayor Sly James, the new Chair and Members of the Citizen’s Commission of Municipal Revenue

What:  Announcement and introduction of appointees

When:  Tomorrow, July 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:   City Hall, 1st floor rotunda in front of the Finance Department

Contact: Danny Rotert: 816-513-6581 or cell: 816-547-6418