Group calls for more attention on south Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 100 people, including city leaders, want to make sure south Kansas City doesn't go unnoticed.

Friday night, the South Kansas City Alliance (SKCA), held an open house at Faulkner's Ranch near 105th and Raytown Road.

The group is made up of neighborhood organizations, faith institutions, non-profits and businesses.

They believe south Kansas City isn't getting as much attention as the downtown or Northland area.

"Most of south Kansas City is consolidated 1 school district and Center. So we're kind of like off by ourselves and this really helps," said SKCA board member Vanessa Claborn.

One of the first priorities of the South KC Alliance is to improve commuter rail service and support construction of a new ATA transit center at Bannister and Blue Ridge.

The group will also work with area legislators to pass stronger state laws to prohibit the purchase of stolen copper and other metals.

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