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Kansas City's Third District Councilmembers Want Changes In The Proposed Budget

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Mayor Quinton Lucas delivers the State of the City address Wednesday night at Winnetonka High School while interpreter Michelle DeMartino signs for the hard of hearing. DeMartino's parents died this week from COVID-19 but she insisted on being at the speech.
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas talked about the city's new proposed budget during his State of the City address on February 10, 2021.

Councilmembers' concerns about the proposed 2021-2022 budget include the continued use of the city's rainy day fund and spending millions on a Northland soccer complex.

The proposed Kansas City, Missouri budget cuts millions of dollars in spending, while promising that no city employee will lose their jobs. The final budget will be adopted on March 25.

  • Brandon Ellington, Kansas City, Missouri councilman representing the Third District.
  • Melissa Robinson, Kansas City, Missouri, councilwoman representing the Third District.

Public hearings on Kansas City, Missouri's new proposed budget will be held Saturday, February 27, from 9 a.m. - Noon at Municipal Arena, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri, and virtuallyon Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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