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KCUR Morning News 9-4-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser conceded to council members who wanted to delay confirmation of two new members of the TIF commission yesterday, and in the process gave his answer to Councilman Ed Ford's proposal that all candidates for important boards and commissions be approved by council committees before a final vote.

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