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A Community Service Experiment That Works
Article about the Community Service Division, a new part of the city's welfare department, designed to promote "community planning and community responsibility."
A Service Program for 705 Miles of Streets
Article about the Public Works Department's Street Repair Section and other sections and their maintenance of Kansas City's 705 miles of streets against floods, snow, and other wear and tear.
Aqua-Ammonia Savings at Kansas City
Description of the "bit of pioneering" by Kansas City's Water Department in substituting "aqua ammonia for ammonium sulphate for use with chlorine as the sterilizing agent in the treatment of its water...
Boards of Public Welfare and Good City Government
Discussion of the outline of the city boards goals: (1) "Government care for the unfortunate classes," (2) Government control of the conditions of living," (3) "The centralization of all the government's...
City and County Home Rule in Missouri's New Constitution
Outline of some of the most significant impacts of the new 1945 Missouri state constitution on cities and county governments in the state, including increased freedom of self-government in general, less...
City Manager Appointments
Notice of the appointment of William Drennon, "retired insurance executive," as city manager of Kansas City, Missouri.
City Transit Summed Up: New Traffic Signals in Kansas City, Mo. [and] Which Sells Better--Don't Walk or Wait?
Photos and articles about the new traffic signals in Downtown Kansas City for improved safety and transportation of pedestrians competing with automobiles and streetcars, especially at the following intersections:...
Equitable Water Rates to Cover Operating Costs
Article about the analysis in part by the Civic Research Institute of the Water Department's price rates for users inside and outside the city.
Floodlights Police New Parking Lots in Kansas City, Kans.
Photos and article (written by the city attorney of Kansas City, Kansas) about the three new (1946) parking lots in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, with floodlights for night-time pedestrian protection.
Garbage Collection by Contract in Kansas City, Mo.
Article with tables describing the financing of costs of sanitary garbage disposal, as opposed to the inexpensive but unsanitary methods utilized prior to the 1925 city contract.
Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened
Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...
Independence, Mo., Saves on Maintenance
Notice about the construction of a "municipal electric distribution system" for the city of Independence, Missouri by "the Evans Electric Construction Company, Kansas City, Mo."
Is a Big Discount for Prompt Payment of Realty Tax Desirable?
Reply from City Manager L. P. Cookingham to the American City magazine's question about the value of paying property taxes promptly.
Kansas City Mayor's Program for Urban Traffic Improvement
Article about the program to improve urban blight, traffic, and especially parking recommended "by Mayor William E. Kemp of Kansas City, Mo., President of the American Municipal Association, at the Business...
Kansas City Starts Work on Safety Lighting Program
Photos and text showing the progress of the new street lighting system.
Kansas City, Kan., Remodels Settling Basins: Redesigned Settling Basins Distribute Water Evenly and Yield Efficiency and Capacity
Photos and article about the remodeled settling basins at the Kansas City, Kansas, water treatment plant on the Missouri River, called the Quindaro Station (article written by the plant's superintendent)....
Kansas City, Kans., Relights
Brief article about "[m]odernization of the street lighting along all major streets and trafficways throughout Kansas City, Kans.," starting in 1951.
Kansas City, Mo., Makes Scotchlite Street-Name Signs
Article with photos about the city's new brightly lit street signs, using "Scotchlite" reflectorization.
Kansas City, Mo., Solves It's [sic] Water-Softening Problem
Article about the methods and financing of the water softening plant of the Water Department, removing particles from the water, "the major portion being carbonate hardness," because of the limestone bedrock...
Less Garbage in Kansas City
One paragraph and a table showing the decline in garbage in Kansas City, brought about by improved methods of food preservation and garbage disposal.
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