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Final State of the City Address for Mayor Kay Barnes

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Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes took a look back at her accomplishments today (Thursday) in her final state of the city address. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

With a smile on her face, Mayor Kay Barnes declared the state of the city "very good." She says Kansas City, Missouri faced challenges over the past 8-years, like shrinking revenues following September 11th but has overcome them. She points to the four and a half billion dollar building boom downtown as one sign of success.

Barnes: "I trust historians will look back at this time and say we put in place the building blocks to bring about a New Kansas City for the 21st Century. Of that, we should all be proud."

Barnes will teach leadership and public affairs at Park University after leaving office in May. She says she's still considering a run for the US House.

Maria Carter, KCUR News.

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