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Mayor Quinton Lucas holds second town hall

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 19:49:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Quinton Lucas held his second "YOU and Mayor Q" town hall event on Saturday.

This meeting, held at the Marlborough Community Center, was the first since the city council approved offering free bus fares citywide and passed the KC Tenants Bill of Rights.

It's a chance for the community to ask the mayor questions about their concerns, and the topics ranged from affordable housing to certain developments throughout the city.

Lucas told 41 Action News this is no time to slow down.

"I always say this has to be a city where you can walk and chew gum," Lucas said. "I'm looking forward to making sure we do that."

His next focus will be to make city services, such as trash pick up, function better, and to re-evaluate some polices, like the city's stance on marijuana, in the coming months.

"I think being friendlier to those who have been non-violent offenders and making sure that we're getting real police attention to those who are more violent offenders in our city," Lucas said.

There will be at least four more town halls in the remaining districts, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th.