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KCK mayor hosts community meeting to discuss Unified Government's future

Posted at 9:49 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 23:50:02-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dozens of residents from the Argentine neighborhood gathered Tuesday at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center to listen to and speak with Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor David Alvey.

The mayor offered his thoughts on the city's current financial situation and outlined where he believes the city must go. He calls the community meeting and the four similar events he has planned "KCK at a Crossroads."

"We have an opportunity to grow and expand our space to provide even more services and also take the pressure off of taxes," Alvey said.

The meeting provided a chance for Alvey to communicate his vision, but it also allowed residents to ask Alvey questions as well as meet one-on-one with representatives from various departments — including Code Enforcement, Economic Development and the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

"A lot of the things I heard while campaigning (included) making our government more transparent and accessible," Unified Government commissioner Christian Ramirez said. "They wanted more in-person (opportunities)."

Alvey will host four other meetings, each from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the times and placed indicated below:

  • March 10 at Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Avenue
  • March 24 at Northwest Middle School, 2400 N. 18th Street
  • April 7 at Patricia “Diane” Kane Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd Street
  • April 21 at USD 500 Headquarters, 2010 N. 59th Street

For additional information or to ask city leaders a question, residents may contact Alvey's office at 913-573-5010.