Mayor Sly James’ statement on today’s Missouri Supreme Court ruling

January 17, 2017 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

“I am aware of today’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. Currently, we are reviewing the ruling and will consult the City Attorney in order to understand the decision further. Until we fully understand those details I am not able to determine, or advocate for, a precise timeline for complying with court’s ruling.

What does not change as a result of today’s ruling is the underlying shared goal in all of this: Increasing the minimum wage for Kansas Citians. When we do this, we will fuel our economy, strengthen our workforce, and further commit ourselves to the promise of making Kansas City a world-class city in which to live, work, and raise a family.”

Contact: James Roberts office: 816.513.6579 or cell: 816.301.9114