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Henry Macmillan Alexan...
City Plan Department
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.
Planning Progress, 1943
Report of planning activities for the city of Kansas City, Missouri, prepared by the City Plan Commission in 1943. The report covers the following topics: interregional highways, neighborhood playgrounds,...
The Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Report prepared by the City Plan Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1947. The report covers the following subjects: the Kansas City metropolitan district, topography, land use, vacant land, population...
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.
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