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Picking The Right City Manager For Kansas City, Missouri

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The city manager in Kansas City serves and advises the mayor and city council, appoints most department directors and proposes an annual budget. The manager also enforces municipal laws and ordinances, and coordinates city operations and programs.

Finding just the right city manager is a complex enough endeavor, given the importance of the job in Kansas City, Missouri, but the decision is complicated further when a global pandemic is added into the mix.

"What we need to do is really find that person who can walk and chew gum" at the same time, said Mayor Quinton Lucas, who will inevitably work closely with the new manager.

A previous version of this post misquoted Mayor Quinton Lucas as saying, " ... talk and chew gum."

Corrected: August 6, 2020 at 1:34 PM CDT
A previous version of this post misquoted Mayor Quinton Lucas as saying, " ... talk and chew gum," instead of, " ... walk and chew gum."
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