KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mayor Sly James announced two new community centers coming to the Kansas City area.
This is a result of the new half-cent sales tax increase for parks and community centers that passed back in August.
The city will also be inspecting local playgrounds once a week, instead of once a month like before.
Mayor James said this will help make the area safer for kids.
"Safety is a great thing, but the main thing is that the citizens of Kansas City ought to pat themselves on the back because they stood up,” James said. “They did the right thing and we're showing them by doing the right thing.”
Kansas City will now have a total of four community centers open seven days a week.
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