KCMO City Council seeks consensus on curfew

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri City Council members are discussing changes to the first idea for a tougher curfew.

Council members Ed Ford and John Sharp are trying to build consensus around a couple of tweaks.

They want a curfew that targets entertainment districts, rather than being citywide. They believe a citywide curfew is too hard to enforce.

They want to target teens under age 16. That would focus attention on the large number of very young kids who have been out pretty late on Saturday nights on the Plaza this summer.

This week, Kansas City Mayor Sly James proposed a 9 p.m. curfew and one that would be every night, instead of just weekends.

Council members are also talking about bigger fines for violations.

The curfew will be discussed over the next two days at City Hall, but one thing seems clear.

Council members seem to be intent on having something new in place this weekend, and don't seem to want any differences to delay the process.

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