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City Plan Department
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...
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...
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.
The Man in the Middle
September 13, 2009
Article examines the six-year tenure of Wayne Cauthen as city manager. His accomplishments and challenges are discussed and what his supporters and detractors say. Hired by Mayor Kay Barnes, he is seen...
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...
The History of Kansas City Projects and the Origins of American Urban History
June 14, 1905
This journal article describes the history of The Kansas City Project. Established in 1955 by R. Richard Wohl of the University of Chicago, this project used Kansas City as a laboratory for studying entrepreneurship...
The Go-To Guy at City Hall
September 30, 2010
Assistant City Manager, Richard Noll (Rich), died August 25, 2010. Noll worked at City Hall for 27 years.
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 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...
Surprise Move Ousts Cauthen as Manager
November 20, 2009
On Thursday, November 20, 2009, city manager Wayne Cauthen was removed from office in a move initiated by Mayor Mark Funkhouser "that passed the City Council by just one vote and that took City Hall completely...
Schulte's Job Title No Longer 'Acting'
May 20, 2011
The City Council unanimously voted to authorize a two-year contract with Troy Schulte as the City Manager. Schulte has served for the past 18 months as acting City Manager and the move will allow him to...
Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.: A Nationwide Tour of Architectural Delights
Municipal government center mentioned including the "police administration" building.
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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...
KCResources, page 97
KC Auditor to Retire from Post This Month
November 7, 2006
Article reporting the November 17, 2006 retirement of Mark Funkhouser, after 18 years in the position of auditor of Kansas City, Missouri. Funkhouser, who received national recognition for his work, was...
June 5-11, 2014
Article summarizes the process by which the Kansas City mayor, Sly James appointed Airport Terminal Advisory Group (ATAG) made its decision to recommend that a new single-terminal airport be built to replace...
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