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Charles N Glaab
KCResources, page 97
Frances I. Gaw
File includes a May 30, 1985, resolution honoring Dr. Frances I. Gaw, "former senior research analyst with the City Planning Commission," issued by Mayor Charles Wheeler upon the occasion of Gaw's death....
Postcard of City Hall building at the City Market
Political Wards Map City Directory Entry
Map of the political wards in 1887, with the city limits between the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and 31st and Cleveland Avenue.
Council-Manager Government in Kansas City
Thesis about the structure and effects of the council-manager form of city government adopted in 1926.
Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934
Thesis about the Tom Pendergast machine, starting with 1925 and including a large section on Rabbi Mayerberg's "crusade" against the machine.
The Politics of Reform: Kansas City's Municipal Government, 1925-1950
Dissertation toward a doctorate degree from the University of Chicago about the city government of Kansas City during the "council-manager" period, the first half of which served as "a symbol of municipal...
Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.: A Nationwide Tour of Architectural Delights
Municipal government center mentioned including the "police administration" building.
Biography of L. P. Cookingham (1896-1992), Kansas City's First City Manager
Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman
Biography of Thomas Pendergast (1873-1945), Business Owner and "Political Boss"
Biography of Earl Thomas (1897-1985), Educator and Civic Leader
April 11-17, 2013
Article outlines how Raytown Quality Schools Superintendent, Allan Markley, fought against the Kansas City TIF Commission and reclaimed $4 million in funds for his schools. Details of the Winchester TIF...
Gary White Becomes First Black Auditor
August 17-23, 2007
After more that 20 years of service in the City Auditor's Office, Gary White has been named as the new city auditor of Kansas City. He was appointed July 1 and is the first African American to hold the...
The Cities of America: Kansas City
August 25, 1945
First article in a series entitled "Cities of America," providing a general history of Kansas City, highlighting its evolution from a wild "Old West" town and corrupt crime-ridden city of the Depression...
Landlords in KC Must Register Properties
December 24, 2007
An ordinance passed by the Kansas City Council in October 2007 requires landlords to register with the City. The ordinance should make it easier for codes inspectors to locate out-of-town owners who don't...
Councilwoman Beth Gottstein
Profile of Beth Gottstein who served on the Kansas City City Council from 2007 to 2011. As well as her personal goals and accomplishments, Gottstein comments on city government and Kansas Citians.
People Respond to Award-Winning MPR in Beverly Hills and Kansas City
Article concerning "Profile," a weekly television program on KCMO-TV about municipal government.
The City Manager Plan in Kansas City
Article about the history of the city manager plan in Kansas City since its beginning in 1925 and the city's earlier systems of municipal government back to 1853.
The Missouri Municipal League, Seventy Five Years of Service
The year 2009 marked the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Missouri Municipal League. Article details first efforts and reviews major milestones.
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