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Council Presses For Squitiro Resignation

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Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser and wife Gloria Squitiro. Council members urge him to end her volunteer work at City Hall.

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There are 13 members of the city council, counting the mayor. And nine of them are sponsoring a policy resolution on volunteers at City Hall.

Mayor Pro-tem Bill Skaggs wasn't among them, but the significance of the "legal protection" measure was fairly clear to him. Skaggs says his fellow council members seem to be expressing their disapproval of the mayor's wife, Gloria Squitiro, serving as a volunteer worker in the mayor's office... and the city being sued over allegedly discriminatory remarks she made.

The resolution says volunteers can't work in the office of a family member. First committee debate on it is next week.

The council also finalized the issue of who will police KCI, passing a resolution calling for continued cooperation between Kansas City and Airport Police.

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