Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City city council has reversed direction on its rejection of a reappointment to the TIF commission.
Council members gave no reason last week when they voted against the mayor's proposal to reappoint Claudia Onate-Greim, chair of the city's TIF advisory commission. But when the mayor exercised his power to call for a second vote yesterday, they talked.
Some "no" voters complained of poor communication from the mayor's office and a "closed-to-business" attitude on the part of the commission.
Lawrence, KS – Most Kansas hospitals are not making the grade, according to an annual survey. The national hospital monitoring service called "Health Grades" says the state's hospitals are in the bottom tier compared with other states.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City faces an additional 2012 budget expense of more than twenty million dollars. Pension experts recommend yesterday that the city pay in the extra money to bring the fund up to best practices.
Councilman Ed Ford says that's one of many expenses that will make 2012 a tough budget year. He says there's already an expected $12 million shortfall.