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Mayor Quinton Lucas On 2020

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Laura Ziegler
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KCUR
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas on the steps of City Hall, as he announces a new set of COVID-19 safety guidelines in November.

Mayor Quinton Lucas reviews 2020 and the challenges Kansas City has faced including violent crime, the coronavirus, and needed reform within several city departments.

Segment beginning at 4:03: When it comes the past twelve months Mayor Quinton Lucas summed it up this way, "It's been a real bear of a year."

Mayor Lucas' greatest regret of the last year is the record-breaking 174 homicides Kansas City has seen. He believes regaining local control of the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is critical to subsequent police reforms. "I will continue to push it," Lucas said.

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